L. H. NEWBURGH, F.A.C.P.; AUGUSTO A. CAMARA
In a recent publication from this laboratory1 the work of Sirota, Baldwin and Villarreal,2 showing that the 24-hourly volume of glomerular filtrate can be measured satisfactorily, was confirmed. In the course of our studies it became evident that the disturbances from which the patients were suffering bore no close relationship to the degree of functional impairment of the glomeruli.
It is not uncommon for the initial stages of glomerular nephritis to be wholly symptomless and its presence to be detected solely by the characteristic findings in the urine. In such instances, the patient may continue to be unaware that he
NEWBURGH LH, CAMARA AA. LACK OF CORRELATION BETWEEN SYMPTOMS AND DEGREE OF RENAL IMPAIRMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:39–44. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-39
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):39-44.
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