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In many parts of the country, naturally occurring concentrations of calcium and magnesium necessitate pretreatment of water before dialysis.1 The following case is presented to describe a serious hypernatremia during home hemodialysis resulting from...
A major difficulty in developing optimum therapy of disseminated cancer has been the crudeness of techniques for accurately measuring therapeutic effects. In fact, the greatest success in therapy has been accomplished in tumors with measurable activity, such as choriocarcinoma with...
The conditions of 25 patients with external arteriovenous shunts were studied to determine the factors important in control of shunt flow. Shunt flow varied between 1.9% and 9.8% of the cardiac output in seven studies performed in five patients. Change in posture, exercise, and dialysis...
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Massive upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding can be a difficult problem, but recurrent massive hemobilia can be even more challenging. Such a case diagnosed in a small community hospital as a rupture of an hepatic artery aneurysm into the common bile...
On receiving therapeutic doses of hydrochlorothiazide, two long-term compulsive water drinkers developed acute hyponatremic encephalopathy. Although pure water intoxication is a possible explanation for their symptoms, the circumstances suggest that hydrochlorothiazide had an important...
A patient with two closely spaced episodes of anuria and rising serum creatinine levels experienced spontaneous remission on both occasions without the use of ureteral catheterization even though bilateral ureteral obstruction was the cause of the anuria.
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