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Behrouz Shokouhi4,Firouz Amani5, Amin Allaf Asghari6 G A A M S B S. Comparison of hepatic enzymes level between operating room's staffand other wards’ personnel. JAP. 2012; 2 (8) :165-0
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Aim and Background:


Long exposure to inhalant anesthetic gases especially halothane, among

the known hepatotoxic agents, is a serious health risk for the staff of operating room. Current

study was performed to compare the level of hepatic enzymes between Operating&aposs room staff

and other therapeutic wards’ personnel out of the operating room.

Methods and Materials:


A total of 100 personnel from educational hospitals were included and

their demographic and occupational information were recorded. Hepatic function tests and

bilirubin were analyzed. In cases with values more than normal, in order to rule out hepatitis B

and C, Hbs-Ag, Hbs-Ab and HCV-Ab were tested.



Demographic information and employment span were comparable in two groups. The

average of ALT, AST were significantly higher among operating room&aposs staff in comparison with

the other group (P<0.05) and there was no significant difference between the average of GGT and

ALP between two groups (P>0.05). ALT, AST and GGT indicated significantly increase with the

age of personnel (more than 40 years) and increase in employment period (more than 15 years).



The operating room&aposs staff in educational hospitals of Ardabil may be exposed to




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