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Studies of Chronic Pyelonephritis with Special Reference to the Kidney Function.

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By RAASCHOU FLEMING. , Pathological Institute, Kommunehospital, Copenhagen. 260 pages; 18 X 25 cm. (paper bound). Ejnar Munksgaard; , Copenhagen: . 1948.. Price, Dan. kr. 20,—.

Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):259-260. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-259
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This monograph makes its most significant contribution in applying methods of estimating glomerular filtration and renal blood flow as well as the maximum tubular secretion to patients with chronic pyelonephritis. The first sections are concerned with the statistical analysis of 202 cases of macroscopically diagnosed pyelonephritis found among 3607 autopsies, of which 173 (85.7 per cent) were verified microscopically. Presumably all the material available for histologic examination was in accord with the macroscopic findings. One-third of the 202 patients showing the disease at autopsy gave no evidence of any other complicating pathology. Although chronic pyelonephritis occurred at all ages, it


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