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aminotransferase

[ə‚mē·nō′tranz·fə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
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When blood parameter changes were reviewed between the groups, preoperatively and postoperatively, no significant difference was found statistically regarding levels of urea or creatinine; AST (aspartate aminotransferase); ALT (alanine aminotransferase); or glomerular filtration rates (GFR) (p> 0.05) (Table-IV).
Table-IV: Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and diagnostic Accuracy of Aspartate aminotransferase platelet ratio index(APRI) (n=135).
In 'Clinical Relevance and Discriminatory Value of Elevated Liver Aminotransferase Levels for Dengue Severity' concluded that although aminotransferase levels increased in conjunction with dengue severity, AST or ALT values did not discriminate between DF and DHF or non-severe and severe dengue.
A publication from the Mayo Clinic by Hay et al (3) in 1989, still just before the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, specifically focused on patients with unexplained chronic aminotransferase elevations and no symptoms, but the biopsy findings were able to provide specific diagnoses in most of these patients.
We then stratified aminotransferase values according to VL classes, as both VL and aminotransferases were monitored in 1,269 patients.
Compared to aminotransferases, creatine kinase (CK) is a more specific index of muscle injury [20]; therefore, we hypothesized that CK-adjusted aminotransferase levels may present an even more accurate biomarker of liver damage in dystrophinopathy.
Further therapy with 12 weekly pulses of IVMP in these patients with active GO can be considered, after aminotransferase normalization, without a history of ALI and the presence of viral hepatitis.
Also, short term CPAP therapy doesn't seem have beneficial effects on serum aminotransferase levels in patients of OSAS.
Overall improvement was observed in subsequent alanine aminotransferase levels (491 units per litre, IQR 356.5 TO 775 vs 151 units per litre, IQR 49.5 to 299.5).
Several noninvasive methods such as aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ratio (AAR), aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) [6], and fibrosis indexbased on the four factors (FIB-4) [7] have been used to assess disease severity.
On presentation, she was febrile and tachycardic with laboratory data significant for aminotransferase elevation (ALT 998 U/L, AST 4559 U/L) and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) (Figures 3 and 4).