[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 35.173.48.53. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 24, 1931

DEHYDRATION AND ANURIA

Author Affiliations

Willard, N. Y.

JAMA. 1931;97(17):1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730170057033

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:  —I noticed with interest an article in The Journal, August 22, by Drs. Root and Henson giving in detail the history of a case of appendicitis which postoperatively was followed by vomiting and anuria or retention. The patient was evidently relieved by the injection of 60 cc. of a 10 per cent solution of sodium chloride intravenously in the short period of four hours. The cause of the condition they assume to be a lowered blood chloride content, which in this case by actual measurement was 248 mg., caused by the vomiting. To me the lowered chloride content appears extremely doubtful as the cause of the anuria, which can be much more readily explained on the dehydration produced by the vomiting, especially since the injection of 1,650 cc. of physiologic solution of sodium chloride given previously by hypodermoclysis failed to relieve the condition. In this case the

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×