Serum levels of six pancreatic enzymes as related to the degree of renal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES Currently, serum total amylase, pancreatic isoamylase (P-amylase), lipase, trypsin(ogen), phospholipase A2 (PLA2), and elastase I are advocated to be useful in diagnosing pancreatic diseases. However, the most useful among the above six enzymes in patients with impaired renal function has not been fully clarified. We, therefore, studied the… CONTINUE READING