D-dimer correlates with proinflammatory cytokine levels and outcomes in critically ill patients.

@article{Shorr2002DdimerCW,
  title={D-dimer correlates with proinflammatory cytokine levels and outcomes in critically ill patients.},
  author={Andrew F. Shorr and Stephen J Thomas and Stephan A Alkins and Thomas M Fitzpatrick and Geoffrey S. F. Ling},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={1262-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between d-dimer (DD) and both proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels, and to confirm the association between DD status and outcomes in critically ill patients. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Medical ICU (MICU) of a tertiary care, academic medical center. PATIENTS Individuals admitted to the MICU. INTERVENTIONS Within 24 h of MICU admission, patients had DD status determined and interleukin (IL) levels (IL-6… CONTINUE READING