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When the first edition of Dr. Goldberger's Primer appeared 20 years ago, dialysis and transplantation were newborn curiosities, clinical pH and PO2 electrodes were by no means common, and nephrology had not really been invented. As basic knowledge in these fields has expanded, and revolutionized practice, the five succeeding editions have fattened and kept up with the changes. "Third factor," inappropriate antidiuretic hormone syndrome, radioimmunoassays for parathyroid hormone and antidiuretic hormone, urinary cyclic adenosine monophosphate, Giordano-Giovanetti diets, total parenteral nutrition, and hyperosmotic nonketotic diabetic coma have taken their places on its pages. Chronic cellular hypoosmolarity, carbon dioxide capacity and other
A Primer of Water, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Syndromes.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:518. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-518_1
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