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June 25, 1932

THE UKRAINE

JAMA. 1932;98(26):2301. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730520043019

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Abstract

The Third All-Ukrainian Therapeutic Conference  The Third All-Ukrainian Therapeutic Conference was held in Kiev, Sept. 10-15, 1931. On the first day, the attention of the conference was held by Prof. M. I. Leporsky's paper on "The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acute Joint Rheumatism." Professor Leporsky pointed out that most investigators agree on the infectious or allergic theory.Studying basal metabolism during rheumatism, Professor Leprosky found in the daily balance a retention of water and sodium, chloride without hydremia or an increase of sodium chloride in the blood, an increase in the total and residual nitrogen in the blood, and a diminution in the basal metabolism of 23 per cent on an average. Connecting these facts with Pemberton's data on the increase of blood oxygen in the course of rheumatism, Professor Leprosky concludes that there is an increase of albumin metabolism, a retention of water and a limitation of oxidative processes

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