Urology, the Diseases of the Urinary Tract in Men and Women; A Book for Practitioners and Students Volume 1

Urology, the Diseases of the Urinary Tract in Men and Women; A Book for Practitioners and Students Volume 1

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... specific gravity is high, varying according to the saccharine contents of the urine from 1.025 to 1.060. Diabetic urine has a sweetish taste and aromatic odor, increasing or diminishing with the amount of sugar. Symptoms.--The great prominent general symptom of the disease is intense thirst, a large quantity of water being required to keep the sugar in solution. There is also usually a great craving for food; in spite of abnormally large quantities of nourishment taken and in spite of excellent digestion, the patient may lose weight. The skin is dry and harsh, the temperature frequently subnormal, the pulse frequent and the tension increased. Complications.--Serious complications are frequent, such as acute pneumonia, tuberculosis, diabetic tabes, hypochondriasis, cataract, diabetic retinitis, impotence; nephritis is quite common, sometimes due to arteriosclerosis, in other cases probably the result of the strain on the renal structure from the continual passage of abnormal quantities of sugar. Prognosis.--Recovery from true diabetes is very rare. In children, the disease is especially fatal; so-called galloping cases are often seen which carry the young patient off in a few days. With advancing years, the disease runs a slower course. During middle life, diabetes may exist for ten or fifteen years before the fatal termination. In stout individuals, the prognosis is more favorable than in those of slighter build. Unless one of the many serious complications, to which the patient is exposed, sets in, the disease usually ends with diabetic coma. This condition closely resembles in its onset uremic coma and, like it, is due to the presence in the blood of some toxic agent, which in this case is believed to be acetone. Treatment.--The diet and...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663554X
  • 9781236635549