Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 5, Pages 388 - 394 2020-09-04

Is ischemia modified albumin a good marker in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Nalan OGAN [1] , Togay EVRİN [2] , Tuba ÇANDAR [3] , Aslıhan ALHAN [4] , Meral GÜLHAN [5]

Objectives: Our aim is to compare the Ischemia modified albumin (IMA) in patients with acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a high oxidative and inflammatory biologic marker like C-reactive protein (CRP) and to investigate its employability in AECOPD and the relationship between arterial blood gas and pulmonary function parameters.

Methods: Forty-six patients diagnosed with acute exacerbation of COPD between March 2015 - September 2016 at Ufuk University School of Medicine were included. The 1st and 5th days of IMA and CRP levels were measured. Also, IMA levels were given in absorbance units (ABSU).

Results: Total 46 patients of COPD, 13 (28.3%) were females and 33 (71.76%) were males. The mean age of the patients was 71.39 ± 10.04 years. The 1st and 5th day values of IMA, ABSU and CRP were 1.08 ± 0.33 and 0.49 ± 0.24; 1.06 ± 0.34 and 0.49 ± 0.26; and 29.25 (3.10-288.00) and 6.35 (0.30-149.00), respectively (p < 0.001). No significant correlation was determined between IMA and CRP. Also, no correlation were determined between the parameters of arterial blood gas and pulmonary function.

Conclusions: Although IMA values showed significant increase during acute exacerbation of COPD and decreased after treatment, CRP still appeared more effective in evaluating the exacerbation status and following up of the treatment of patients with COPD. 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbation, C-reactive protein, ischemia modified albumin
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Primary Language en
Subjects Respiratory System
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-5232-3803
Author: Nalan OGAN (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Chest Diseases, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-8306-4303
Author: Togay EVRİN
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-3922-5915
Author: Tuba ÇANDAR
Institution: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-3945-9073
Author: Aslıhan ALHAN
Institution: Department of Statistics, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-8169-570X
Author: Meral GÜLHAN
Institution: Department of Chest Diseases, Hitit University School of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Application Date : January 25, 2019
Acceptance Date : August 6, 2019
Publication Date : September 4, 2020

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