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Aminotransferase changes in burned patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3584649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The time course of serum transaminases (alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase) has been followed in 30 selected consecutive patients presenting burn sizes ranging from 10% to 95% of the total body surface (mean 43.13) and a survival index from 0.99 to 0.00 (mean 0.59). The results show that in all the patients both transaminases change in parallel, increasing in 18 patients (60%). In nearly all patients both enzymes increase during the second week after injury and aspartate aminotransferase increases later than alanine aminotransferase. The higher transaminase levels are noted in moderately ill patients. No clear correlation between the overall increase of transaminases and the extent of burned surface area has been found. We conclude that functional liver alterations mostly contribute to the increase of serum transaminases in burns.
A Chiarelli; L Siliprandi; A Casadei; M Schiavon; F Mazzoleni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-26     Completed Date:  1987-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alanine Transaminase / blood*
Aspartate Aminotransferases / blood*
Burns / enzymology*
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Aminotransferases; EC Transaminase

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