What does the SGOT blood test mean? Uncategorized

What does the SGOT blood test mean?

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme primarily found in the liver and heart. To a lesser degree, it is also present in other parts of the body, including the kidneys and muscles. This enzyme is also called serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT). [Read More…]
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What is red man syndrome? Uncategorized

What is red man syndrome?

Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is commonly used in intensive care units to treat infections that are sensitive to it and for patients who are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins. Red man syndrome occurs in around 5 to 13 percent of patients who are given vancomycin. [Read More…]
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