The importance of mean platelet volume in early mortality of pulmonary embolism
Hadice Selimoğlu Şen 1 * , Özlem Abakay, Mahşuk Taylan, Abdullah Çetin Tanrıkulu, Cengizhan Sezgi, Abdurrahman Abakay, Halide Kaya
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: In this study whether mean platelet volume (MPV) is associated with early period hospital mortality or not in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) was investigated.
Methods: Data of patients that hospitalized in chest diseases clinic with the diagnosis of PE between the years 2009-2012 were screened retrospectively from digital archive system. The demographic data, symptoms, treatment outcomes and MPV values in complete blood count of patients were recorded.
Results: The mean age was 57.93 ± 18.52 years (16-91). The number of patients is 143 and 91 women (63.9%), 52 men (36.4%), respectively. MPV values were available for 137 of 143 patients. 129 of patients were discharged, and 8 had died in the early period of hospitalization. The mean MPV value was 7.85 ± 1.40 fL in patients who experienced and 9.08 ± 1.61 fL in died respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p = 0.01).
Conclusion: The results of this study suggests that increased MPV value may be used as a marker for early hospital mortality in patients with PE.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, 298-301

Publication date: 12 Sep 2013

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