ANDREW J. CRUTCHFIELD JR.; J. EDWIN WOOD JR.
The value of drastically reducing sodium intake in treating the edema of congestive heart failure is generally accepted. Concerning the optimal water intake during such sodium restriction recommendations have ranged from the older view that fluids should be drastically restricted1 to the opposite extreme, that fluids should be forced even to five or ten liters daily.2 While many clinicians3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 favor a middle course and allow moderate or even ad libitum fluid intake, it would seem desirable to know how fluid intake might be adjusted to assure in the average patient the greatest possible excretion of
CRUTCHFIELD AJ, WOOD JE. URINE VOLUME AND TOTAL RENAL SODIUM EXCRETION DURING WATER DIURESIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:28–40. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-28
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