Diagnostic significance of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in biochemical tests with special reference of chronic liver diseases.

@article{Sakata1991DiagnosticSO,
  title={Diagnostic significance of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in biochemical tests with special reference of chronic liver diseases.},
  author={Toshifumi Sakata and Norihiro Takenaga and Teruhiko Endoh and Osamu Wada and Kei Matsuki},
  journal={Japanese journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={402-7}
}
To assess the degree of the differential ability of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity as compared with 13 conventional biochemical tests, we studied 76 healthy subjects and 107 patients with chronic liver diseases. It was found that the mean values of serum ACE activity were significantly different between the healthy group and groups with liver disease. According to discriminant function analysis, the diagnostic accuracy reached 82.2% in 14 tests. In order to analyze the… CONTINUE READING