John F. Maher, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Richard B. Freeman, M.D.; George E. Schreiner, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Eleven patients who met criteria of refractory chronic renal failure without associated severe hypertension or other systemic disease underwent periodic hemodialysis for periods of 2 to 30 months.
Despite protein restriction, a high caloric intake, and maximum ambulation, the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) rose an average of 12 mg/100 ml/day between dialyses, and the patients lost an average of 0.09 kg/day. The average BUN was 118 mg/100 ml before and 48 mg/100 ml after dialysis in spite of this degree of protein catabolism. The serum creatinine was on the average 14.8 mg/100 ml before and 7.3 mg/100 ml after dialysis.
Maher JF, Freeman RB, Schreiner GE. Biochemical and Clinical Aspects of Hemodialysis for Chronic Renal Failure.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1095. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1095_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1095.
Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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