Nephritis

Nephritis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of ingested fluid is regulated according to the functional powers of the kidneys and if care is taken to preserve the proper proportions between the fluid ingested and that excreted. (k) Drugs. One word about drugs in acute nephritis. Many physicians prescribe diuretin, caffein, digitalis, juniper, petroselinum, species diureticae, etc., in the early stages of nephritis, i.e., at the period of oliguria, in order to stimulate diuresis. This treatment is still very common as I know from my consultation practise, although warning against it has frequently been given. I regard such prescribing as radically wrong. These stimulants are, so to speak, whip-lashings. It would be the greatest paradox to economize the work of the kidneys to the utmost possible extent in one direction, and in the other to excite them to increased activity by means of the strongest stimulants we possess. These remedies should be used only in the later stages of nephritis, and especially in the chronic form of the disease. For further facts on drugs see under "The Contracted Kidney." IV. THE PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE DIETETIC AND PHYSICAL TREATMENT OF ACUTE NEPHRITIS. If we take into consideration all the facts that have been enumerated so far in regard to the diet in acute nephritis we arrive at the following conclusions: (a) In severe cases of acute nephritis in which the secretion of urine is greatly reduced (anuria and oliguria), in which cedema is increasing, and in which there is impending danger of uramia, the diet should be limited to the smallest possible quantity, and should consist of about half a liter of milk a day. The ingestion of fluid nourishment should be avoided as much as possible; in order to combat the thirst small pieces of ice may be sucked, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236497260
  • 9781236497260