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31

What is the most common cause of elevated ALT?

Fatty Liver

32

What condition will present with Mickey Mouse ears on abdominal radiographic imaging?

Ascites (CHF, liver disease, or renal failure)

33

How do you evaluate for esophageal spasms?

Esophageal monometry (measuring the pressure in the lower part of the esophagus)

34

What testing method is regularly performed in the evaluation of Ulcerative Colitis?

Sigmoidoscopy with mucosal biopsy (to exclude self-limited colitis)

35

What lab test can you run to screen for hepatocellular carcinoma in cases of liver cirrhosis?

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

36

What liver enzyme is elevated in alcoholics?

GGT