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Hypertension-Reply

Hypertension-Reply Abstract In Reply. —Thank you for reminding us that much that is "new" is a rediscovery of older ideas. Our article did not review the older literature about the use of the Fantus titration test1 to monitor dietary sodium intake as used by Arthur Grollman and Bryant et al.2 For whatever reasons, this simple procedure seems to have been replaced with more sophisticated automated machines, which provide data more accurate than needed and too late to be of much use. The chloride stick (Quantab) is less cumbersome than the Fantus procedure. We hope the chloride stick will be more widely used.The evidence of the efficacy of a low sodium diet in the treatment of hypertension goes back to the Frenchmen Ambard and Beaujard3 and to the American Allen.4 With the advent of diuretics, most physicians and patients eagerly gave up the more restricted diets, eg, the References 1. Fantus B: Fluid postoperatively. JAMA 1936;107:14-17.Crossref 2. Bryant JM, lob V, Phillips GL, et al: Estimation of urinary sodium. JAMA 1949;140:670.Crossref 3. Ambard L, Beaujard E: Causes de l'hypertension arterielle. Arch Gen Med 1904;81:520-533. 4. Allen FM: Arterial hypertension. JAMA 1920;10:652-655.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Hypertension-Reply

Abstract

Abstract In Reply. —Thank you for reminding us that much that is "new" is a rediscovery of older ideas. Our article did not review the older literature about the use of the Fantus titration test1 to monitor dietary sodium intake as used by Arthur Grollman and Bryant et al.2 For whatever reasons, this simple procedure seems to have been replaced with more sophisticated automated machines, which provide data more accurate than needed and too late to be of much use. The chloride...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020218045
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Abstract

Abstract In Reply. —Thank you for reminding us that much that is "new" is a rediscovery of older ideas. Our article did not review the older literature about the use of the Fantus titration test1 to monitor dietary sodium intake as used by Arthur Grollman and Bryant et al.2 For whatever reasons, this simple procedure seems to have been replaced with more sophisticated automated machines, which provide data more accurate than needed and too late to be of much use. The chloride stick (Quantab) is less cumbersome than the Fantus procedure. We hope the chloride stick will be more widely used.The evidence of the efficacy of a low sodium diet in the treatment of hypertension goes back to the Frenchmen Ambard and Beaujard3 and to the American Allen.4 With the advent of diuretics, most physicians and patients eagerly gave up the more restricted diets, eg, the References 1. Fantus B: Fluid postoperatively. JAMA 1936;107:14-17.Crossref 2. Bryant JM, lob V, Phillips GL, et al: Estimation of urinary sodium. JAMA 1949;140:670.Crossref 3. Ambard L, Beaujard E: Causes de l'hypertension arterielle. Arch Gen Med 1904;81:520-533. 4. Allen FM: Arterial hypertension. JAMA 1920;10:652-655.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1983

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