MAURIE MARKMAN, M.D.; DONALD L. TRUMP, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the article by Blachley and Hill (1) reviewing renal and electrolyte abnormalities associated with cisplatin. We have recently cared for a patient in whom renal failure followed administration of cisplatin and antihypertensive medications used to treat marked elevation of blood pressure that occurred during cisplatin-induced emesis.
A 58-year-old man with metastatic bladder cancer was treated with cisplatin, 70 mg/m2 body surface area, intravenously, after hydration with normal saline, 0.9% NaC1 at 150 mL/h for 12 h. In addition, mannitol, 12.5 g intravenously, was administered immediately before the cisplatin infusion. The patient had a
MARKMAN M, TRUMP DL. Nephrotoxicity with Cisplatin and Antihypertensive Medications. Ann Intern Med. ;96:257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-257_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):257.
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