PAUL E. TESCHAN; CHARLES R. BAXTER, M.D.; THOMAS F. O'BRIEN, M.D.; JACK N. FREYHOF; WILLIAM H. HALL
Following the introduction of clinically usable artificial kidneys by Kolff,1 Alwall,2 Murray3 and Skeggs and Leonards,4 and the pioneering clinical investigations by Merrill,5, 6 hemodialysis has been widely employed in the treatment of acute renal failure§ according to certain conventional indications: (1) definite clinical uremia, and/or (2) hyperkalemia with myocardial potassium intoxication, when either or both progress in spite of a suppressive medical regimen, including cation exchange resins for potassium removal.7-15 Such dialysis treatment usually results in a more nearly normal blood chemical pattern and a gratifying clinical improvement, at least in the absence of significantly symptomatic underlying disease.16
TESCHAN PE, BAXTER CR, O'BRIEN TF, FREYHOF JN, HALL WH. PROPHYLACTIC HEMODIALYSIS IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:992–1016. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-992
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(5):992-1016.
Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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