Is the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio a potential diagnostic marker for peptic ulcer perforation? A retrospective cohort study


Tanrikulu Y., Sen Tanrikulu C., SABUNCUOĞLU M. Z. , KÖKTÜRK F., Temi V., Bicakci E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.34, no.3, pp.403-406, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.11.009
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-406

Abstract

Objectives: Peptic ulcer perforation (PUP) accounts for 5% of all abdominal emergencies and is recognized as a gastrointestinal emergency requiring rapid and efficient clinical evaluation and treatment. The mortality rate ranges from 10% to 40% among patients with perforation. In the present retrospective study, we examined the potential utility of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in early diagnosis of PUP; we asked whether this ratio allowed PUP and peptic ulcer disease to be distinguished.