The Effect of General Anesthesia on Aminotransferase Levels in Patients With Elevated Aminotransferase Levels: A Single-Center 5-Year Retrospective Study

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 121:1529–1533, 2015)

Surgical procedures can be postponed or cancelled when serum aminotransferase levels, a common surrogate marker of liver injury, are elevated without clear cause. In patients with preoperatively elevated levels, the effect of volatile anesthetics on serum aminotransferase levels is also unknown.

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