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August 1929

INORGANIC SERUM SULPHATES IN RENAL INSUFFICIENCYA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BLOOD UREA AND CREATININE THE EFFECT OF DIURESIS ON SERUM SULPHATES

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Medicine, The Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(2):244-251. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140020092007
Abstract

The paucity of knowledge concerning sulphate constituents of the blood probably is due to the fact that methods have not been available which could be used because the quantities of blood required for gravimetric or volumetric procedures were impracticable. During the last few years, however, several so-called microchemical methods have been described. Noteworthy of these methods are the nephlometric method of Denis,1 the colorimetric method of Hubbard,2 the gravimetric method of Loeb and Benedict3 and the volumetric method of White.4 The latter is a modification of Fiske's5 volumetric method for determining urinary sulphates.

In recent years several investigators have determined blood sulphates in normal and in various pathologic conditions. Normal sulphate values do not compare very well, as is shown in table 1. One of the factors which might cause disparity of results is that a different method was used in each instance.

Blood sulphates in normal and in various

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