MAYNARD E. HOLMES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Several observers have called attention to the presence of impairment of renal function in diabetic coma. Fitz1 in 1917 demonstrated that some degree of kidney insufficiency accompanied nearly all cases of severe diabetic acidosis. Joslin2 states that in diabetic coma oliguria and moderate nitrogen retention are common but that anuria occurs only occasionally. Warburg3 in an admirable review of this subject emphasizes the fact that it is not generally recognized that kidney function may become very deficient in diabetic acidosis. In 1931 Labbe and Boulin,4 after a careful review of the literature on the subject, were able to collect only
HOLMES ME. FATAL DIABETIC COMA WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:426–435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-4-426
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(4):426-435.
Acute Kidney Injury, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy.
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