Plasma thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor as an indicator of inflammation and disease severity in acute pancreatitis

Sayilir A., Beyazit Y., YEŞİL Y., Albayrak M., Ekiz F., Celik T., ...More

CLINICS AND RESEARCH IN HEPATOLOGY AND GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.36, no.5, pp.498-504, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: In addition to suppressing fibrinolysis, thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) was suggested to be involved in inflammation. To date, no study has been published that reports the role of TAFI in acute pancreatitis (AP). Therefore, the objective of the present study was to investigate the role of plasma TAFI as an indicator of inflammation in AP, and its association with disease severity.