Eugene R. Schiff, MD

Articles

Managing the Patient With an Abnormal Liver Test: Part 2, Alkaline Phosphatase Elevations and Liver Enzyme Abnormalities in Pregnancy

January 01, 2008

The first step in the workup of a patient with a persistent asymptomatic alkaline phosphatase (ALP) elevation is to measure gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase to determine whether the elevation is liver-related or bone-related.

Managing the Patient With an Abnormal Liver Test: Part 1, Persistent Aminotransferase Elevations

December 01, 2007

Identifying the cause of a persistent, asymptomatic aminotransferase elevation can be challenging. The possible diagnoses are many and varied. To narrow the differential, begin with a detailed history.