International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

SYMPOSIUM: CRITICAL POINT OF CARE BIOMARKERS IN EMERGENCY CARE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 229--232

D Dimer in acute care


Prachee M Sathe, Urvil D Patwa 
 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Urvil D Patwa
Junior consultant, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Ruby Hall Clinic, Sassoon Road, Pune - 411 001, Maharashtra
India

Pulmonary embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) are important sources of mortality and morbidity in intensive care unit (ICU). And every time D-dimer remains the the commonest investigation. Many times D-dimer is erroneously considered as a diagnostic test in above mentioned conditions. Its interpretation requires cautions. To circumvent this source of error it is necessary to understand D-dimer test and its significance in various disorder. This article review some basic details of D-dimer, condition associated with its increased level and some prognostic value in intracranial hemorrhage and gastrointestinal (GI) bleed.


How to cite this article:
Sathe PM, Patwa UD. D Dimer in acute care.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2014;4:229-232


How to cite this URL:
Sathe PM, Patwa UD. D Dimer in acute care. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 23 ];4:229-232
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