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SURVIVAL BENEFIT OF HIGH SERUM BILIRUBIN AND LOW ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE IN OLDER ADULTS

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Authors
Han, Seung Seok; Na, Ki Young; Chae, Dong-Wan; Kim, Yon Su; Chin, Ho Jun; Kim, Suhnggwon
Issue Date
2010-07
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Citation
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY; Vol.58 7; 1413-1415
Abstract
Liver function tests (LFTs) are frequently
conducted in inpatient and outpatient settings. Anomalies
in LFTs indicate not only liver injury, but also other problems
because the activities of these enzymes are not specific
to the liver. In older adults, LFTs are also a frequently
used biochemical test in screening for several diseases, but
LFTs may be overlooked because their results frequently
fluctuate.1
Whether routinely checked biochemical tests could be a
predictor of mortality is an important concern in all medical
fields. An independent correlation between albumin (one
component of LFTs) and overall mortality has been well
evaluated,2 although normal levels other markers, including
total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase
(AST/ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and
gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT), are not established in
the general elderly population.
ISSN
0002-8614
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/77508
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02942.x
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