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March 1918

A COMPARISON OF THE FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMIC FINDINGS IN A SERIES OF CASES OF RENAL DISEASE

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

From the William Pepper Laboratory of Clinical Medicine and the Medical Division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.; Woodward Fellow in Physiologic Chemistry, William Pepper Laboratory of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1918;XXI(3):313-336. doi:10.1001/archinte.1918.00020010005002
Abstract

It is our purpose in this article to report a group of thirty cases of renal disease which have been studied by certain of the recently introduced methods of renal functional testing, including the estimation of the plasma chlorids. Fifteen of these cases have come to necropsy, thus affording an opportunity of comparing the functional and anatomic findings. The cases are classified into four main groups, with a few additional miscellaneous cases. The important clinical findings and the results of the functional tests are tabulated in Table 1. The pathology of the kidneys from the cases coming to necropsy is tabulated in Table 2. A general discussion of the findings in each group is given in the text. Detailed protocols of the individual cases are appended at the end of the report.

METHODS  Blood pressures were read by the auscultatory method, the diastolic pressure being read at the end of

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