What does PI-Pm stand for?
PI-Pm stands for 2-plasmin inhibitor-plasmin complex
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Dissociation of alpha 2-plasmin-inhibitor-plasmin complex.
Thrombin–antithrombin complex (TAT) is a sensitive marker for thrombin formation, and α2-plasmin inhibitor-plasmin complex (PIC) is a marker for fibrinolysis. Previous studies have shown that blood coagulation and fibrinolysis are activated in normal pregnancies. Thus, the present study examined changes in TAT and PIC levels during the course of singleton and twin pregnancies and compared these markers between the two pregnant groups.
Plasma levels of alpha 2-plasmin inhibitor-plasmin complex (PI-Pm) and FDP-D-Dimer (FDP-D), one of cross-linked fibrin degradation products, were determined at 42 points in time in 8 patients with fulminant hepatic failure. PI-Pm was abnormally increased at all 25 points when intractable bleeding was present, whereas FDP-D was increased only at 5 of these points. Of 17 points unassociated with such bleeding, both PI-Pm and FDP-D were increased at 3 points; increased PI-Pm alone was found at 1 point measured next day after the bleeding ceased; and increased FDP-D alone were at 5 points when ascites, one of common complications of fulminant hepatic failure, developed.
Kawakami M, Kitani A, Hara M et al. Plasma thrombomodulin and a2-plasmin inhibitor–plasmin complex are elevated in active systemic lupus erythematosus. J Rheumatol 1992;19:1704–9.