LOUIS LEITER, M.D., Ph.D.
This discussion will include some comments on the classification of renal diseases; the pathogenesis and prognosis of acute diffuse glomerulonephritis; the sequence of events in hypertensive vascular disease or "essential" hypertension, and some of the diagnostic and therapeutic implications; the status of diabetic glomerulosclerosis; and the rôle of the great group of functional diseases of the kidney with special emphasis on circulatory or hemodynamic disturbances, as well as on affections of the renal tubules. Obviously, only the highlights of these major aspects of the field of organic renal disease and dysfunction can be covered.
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LEITER L. RENAL DISEASES: SOME FACTS AND PROBLEMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:229–247. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-2-229
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(2):229-247.
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