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April 21, 1962

Serum Oxaloacetic Transaminase Levels Following Renal Infarction: Report of a Case and Experimental Observations Following Ligation of the Renal Arteries

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md.

Research Fellow (Dr. Frahm) and Senior Assistant Surgeon (Dr. Folse), Clinic of Surgery, National Heart Institute.; From the Cardiology Branch and the Clinic of Surgery, National Heart Institute.

JAMA. 1962;180(3):209-211. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050160025006

Serial determinations of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGO-T) were recorded during the entire course of a patient, a woman 51 years of age. who survived unilateral renal arterial infarction. SGO-T levels were also studied in 10 dogs with surgically induced renal infarctions. The values rose to a maximum on the first day after infarction and returned to normal by the third day. The maximum elevations ranged from 62 to 155 units per milliliter.