WILLIAM J. AMEND, M.D.; MALCOLM GALEN, M.D.
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To the editor: With the increased availability of dialysis treatment many of our previously restricted patients have been allowed to travel for business and vacation. Recently a preventable complication occurred in one of our patients.
A 55-year-old home dialysis patient has polycystic kidney disease. On several occasions, once while riding in the back of a rough bus, she has had unilateral flank pain and hematuria that were consistent with a cyst rupture. She carefully avoided using car seatbelts after these incidents (not at physician's direction).
Within 24 hours of a recent plane trip to Florida
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AMEND WJ, GALEN M. Polycystic Kidney Disease and Seatbelts. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-287_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):287.
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