Text-Book of Diseases of the Kidneys and Urinary Organs Volume 1

Text-Book of Diseases of the Kidneys and Urinary Organs Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...is generally to be counted by weeks and months, not by days. Concerning the forms produced by syphilis, we agree with Wiekham that albuminuria, which appears in the early stage of the secondary period, generally has a favourable prognosis in spite of its pretty frequent connection with oedema, in so far as its disappearance can be traced to a thorough use of antisyphilitic treatment. Treatment.--The treatment of acute inflammation of the kidneys will be discussed together with that of chronic diffused nephritis. APPENDIX. Albuminuria in Febrile Diseases. The universally accepted assertions as to the appearance of albumin in the urine in the most varied febrile illnesses date half a century back. The discovery of pyrexial albuminuria is due to Gerhardt, who accepted the theory of abnormal processes of filtration under the influence of increased temperature. According to another hypothesis, a relaxation of the vascular walls takes place through altered innervation and a transudation of albumin into the urine in consequence of porosity of the vessels of the kidneys (Bartels). Senator gives the experimental proof that by a rapid and lasting increase of body temperature albumin can be produced in animals. This writer compares feverish patients without cardiac affections to animals heated artificially. Eelying on the experiments of Zadeck and Basch, Senator sees also the cause of albuminuria in the augmentation of the blood-pressure. But we observe "febrile albuminuria" at least equally often at a time in which the paralysing influence of protracted increased temperature and serious general affections of the heart have already reduced the blood-pressure abnormally, and find, on the other hand, by these facts an explanation for...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921194
  • 9781236921192