Relationship between muscle injuries, serum lactic dehydrogenase, and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase

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Spear, Paul F., 1937-
Henzlik, Raymond E.
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Serum lactic dehydrogenase, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, and lactic dehydrogenase isoenzyme (LDH5) levels were studied on fifteen Ball State University athletes who sustained contusions, hematomas, and muscle strains.Each individual's injury was classified as mild, moderate, or severe. There were seven subjects sustaining injuries classified as mild, seven receiving moderate injuries, and one individual with a severe injury.Serum enzyme levels of all subjects were elevated above controls after injury and then proceeded to decline unless re-injury occurred.The enzyme levels for the moderate group, as demonstrated by the graphs, revealed more marked elevations for LDH and GOT than did the ones in the mild group.A significant statistical difference was found to exist between the mild and moderate groups involving the total LDH. There were no statistical differences between these groups Sand the GOT or LDH5 isoenzyme levels.