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, cilt.34, ss.403-406, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.11.009
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.403-406

Özet

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.