DONALD J. SHERRARD, M.D.
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To the editor: Dr. Donald Vidt recently reported on a peritoneal dialysis workshop (Ann Intern Med 78:144-146, 1973). In that report he recommends a peritoneal dialysate calcium concentration of 3.5 mg/100 ml. Such a level would rapidly deplete patients of calcium and no doubt accelerate their bone disorder. I believe he meant to suggest a calcium concentration of 3.5 meq/ litre, which is 7.0 mg/100 ml.
SHERRARD DJ. Correction: Calcium in Dialysate. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-284_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):284.
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