M.V. MORIARTY, M.B., F.R.C.P. (C.)
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To the editor: Drs. Nolph, Hano, and Teschan are to be congratulated on their thorough exposition of the problems of water and solute transport during hypertonic peritoneal dialysis (May 1969 ANNALS). I would like to draw attention however to the fact that their main observations—"Hypertonic glucose exchanges invariably yielded an ultrafiltrate that was hyponatric to serum" and "The development of hypernatremia during hypertonic peritoneal dialysis results from proportionately greater removal of extra cellular water than sodium and not by the inward diffusion of sodium from the peritoneal dialysate"—have already been documented. The same remark applies to their equation deriving a
MORIARTY M. Hypertonic Peritoneal Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;72:146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):146.
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