Prostaglandin production in patients with pulmonary embolism.

  title={Prostaglandin production in patients with pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Thomas Friedrich and J{\"u}rgen Lichey and Santosh Nigam and Moussa A Maiga and Gert Schulze and Karl Wegscheider and M. Priesnitz},
  journal={Biomedica biochimica acta},
  volume={43 8-9},
Release of prostaglandins (PG's) after experimental pulmonary embolism has been reported. Therefore, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha), thromboxane B2 (TXB2) and 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha) were determined in venous plasma of 21 patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Venous plasma levels were followed up for one week after admission. Arterial and mixed-venous PG levels were additionally determined in 6 patients with acute pulmonary embolism… CONTINUE READING