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Treatment of Chronic Uremia Using Isolated Intestinal Loops.

James E. Clark, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Herbert E. Cohn, M.D.; and John Y. Templeton III, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1091. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1091_2
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Segments of ileum or jejunum were isolated from the remaining bowel and one or both ends exteriorized in 19 chronically uremic patients. The etiology of their uremia varied widely, and all patients but one had endogenous creatinine chromogen clearances of less than 4 ml/min. Sixteen patients had undergone previous peritoneal or hemodialysis. There were no operative deaths. Two patients were totally anuric, and one of these was able to be discharged to dialyze herself at home. Of eight other patients who were able to be discharged and dialyze themselves at home, the longest follow up has been 21 months. Urea


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