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Exposure to metals, particularly lead, remains a widespread issue that is associated with historical and current industrial practices. Whereas the toxic properties of metals are well described, exposure to metals per se is only one of many factors contributing to elevated blood metal concentrations and their consequent health effects in humans. The absorbed… (More)
Acute suppression of renal function has a multitude of etiologies. This review discusses the pathophysiologic basis, usefulness, and limitations of the commonly utilized urinary function parameters as well as some miscellaneous tests to properly diagnose specific disorders.
Acid-base derangements are encountered frequently in clinical practice and many have life-threatening implications. Treatment is dependent on correctly identifying the acid-base disorder and, whenever possible, repairing the underlying causal process. Bicarbonate is the agent of choice for the treatment of acute metabolic acidosis. Controversy surrounds the… (More)