Liver Function Analysis

- Liver Panel:

      - Alkaline Phosphatase
      - GGT
      - AST/ALT
      - LDH 

      - Liver Failure:
            - add the following:
                  - Thiamine
                  - Vitamin K
                  - D/C medications that are metabolized by the liver:
                           - ativan, oxazepam, and most other sedatives; 
                           - cipro (flouroquinolones) - lidocaine (local anesthetic) - tylenol - theophylline - propanolol; - cimetidine (if necessary use zantac)
                           - pts who are oliguric, are in renal failure, have severe or chronic liver disease, plus children should probably be treated initially w/ antacids or carafate rather than H2 blockers 

Low Albumin Levels, More Than Morbid Obesity, Are Associated With Complications After TKA

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, August 14, 2015 8:23 am