Prospective assessment of the predictive value of alpha-glutathione S-transferase for intestinal ischemia.

Nonspecific investigations resulting in treatment delays contribute to the 30 per cent mortality associated with acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI). As preliminary studies indicate that alpha-glutathione S-transferase (alpha-GST) is elevated in AMI we compare the ability of alpha-GST against conventional biochemical tests to predict AMI. There were 58 patients… CONTINUE READING