Abhijay Karandikar dr_abhik at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 26 06:16:16 PST 2019

 Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays so far!

I am curious to know if your health center / institution includes SGPT/ALT in your BBP exposure follow-up protocol for either the source or the employee. I would be interested in knowing why you include or do not do so. It used to be a part of routine protocol as a proxy to detect asymptomatic hepatitis in the source, but am not sure if that is relevant now, given the current more sensitive tests.

I am aware of a study done by Bill Buchta in Mayo many years ago and a talk that he gave on this topic.



Abhijay P. Karandikar, MD, MPH, FACOEM     On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 3:02:59 PM EST, Therese Bovee-McKelvey <tmboveemckelvey at evergreenhealthcare.org> wrote:  
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I’m told there are safety issues that prevent the use of PAPR’s (PPE to prevent exposure to plume) when using lasers.  What are facilities using and what is best practice? 
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