Investigation of surfactant protein-D and interleukin-6 levels in patients with blunt chest trauma with multiple rib fractures and pulmonary contusions: a cross-sectional study in Black Sea Region of Turkey


Kurt A., Turut H. , Acipayam A., Kirbas A., Yuce S., Cure M. C. , ...Daha Fazla

BMJ OPEN, cilt.6, sa.10, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Objective: Multiple rib fractures (RFs) and pulmonary contusions (PCs), with resulting systemic lung inflammation, are the most common injuries caused by blunt chest trauma (BCT) in motor vehicle accidents. This study examined levels of the inflammation marker interleukin (IL)-6 and those of the acute-phase reactant surfactant protein (SP)-D in patients with BCT.