Hepatic enzymes have a role in the diagnosis of hepatic injury after blunt abdominal trauma.

@article{Tan2009HepaticEH,
  title={Hepatic enzymes have a role in the diagnosis of hepatic injury after blunt abdominal trauma.},
  author={Ker-Kan Tan and Shieh-Ling Bang and Appasamy Vijayan and Ming-Terk Chiu},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={978-83}
}
INTRODUCTION Delayed diagnosis of patients with severe liver injuries is associated with an adverse outcome. As computed tomographic (CT) scan is not always available in the management of blunt abdominal trauma worldwide, the present study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of selected haematological markers in predicting the presence of hepatic injury and its severity after blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients with blunt abdominal trauma presented to… CONTINUE READING
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