During the past three years we have carried out about 180 renal dietary tests and blood analyses. Most of the cases were diagnosed nephritis or arteriosclerosis, though a number of other diseases have been included in the tables. The routine employed was as follows: The blood for analysis was collected before breakfast. The patients were in bed during the dietary test. They received a uniform quantity of water and food. In most instances the Mosenthal1 modification of the Hedinger and Schlayer2 diet was administered. The urine was collected in two hour periods from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., and in one period from 8 p. m. to 8 a. m.
Recently Mosenthal3 and Schlayer and Beckmann4 compared the effect of a low protein or bland diet with that of the usual test diet. The former author found that both had approximately the same effect on the urine. Schlayer
BAUMANN L, HANSMANN GH, DAVIS AC, STEVENS FA. THE URIC ACID CONTENT OF THE BLOOD COMPARED WITH THE RENAL DIETARY TEST: THE BLAND DIET COMPARED WITH THE ORDINARY TEST DIET. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1919;24(1):70–77. doi:10.1001/archinte.1919.00090240073005
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