ANDREW ANDERSON, M.D.; WILLEM J. KOLFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There has been some reluctance in using the artificial kidney to treat uremia associated with acute glomerulonephritis because it was feared that dialysis might cause or aggravate hypertension and convulsions, and that heparinization might cause cerebral hemorrhage.
We hope to show that the artificial kidney deserves a place in the medical management of patients with uremia resulting from acute glomerulonephritis.
In 1947 one of us1 reported the first five cases of acute glomerulonephritis treated with the artificial kidney. All five were in desperate condition and, of the three who recovered, one had hypertension and one had pulmonary edema at the
ANDERSON A, KOLFF WJ. ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY IN THE TREATMENT OF UREMIA ASSOCIATED WITH ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS (WITH A NOTE ON REGIONAL HEPARINIZATION)12. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:476–487. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-3-476
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