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A male patient was admitted to hospital 12 h after self-poisoning with mercuric chloride. He suffered multiple complications including acute renal failure, ulcerative colitis, anaemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, chronic sepsis and severe weight loss. Initially he responded well to resuscitative measures and intensive supportive therapy, which(More)
In a placebo controlled, double blind crossover study natural progesterone was given by mouth, in increasing doses, to six men and four postmenopausal women with mild to moderate hypertension who were not receiving any other antihypertensive drugs. When compared with values recorded before treatment and during administration of placebo progesterone caused a(More)
The value and effects of treating renal failure by dialysis are analyzed in a series of 84 patients with various types of liver disease. Although none of the 25 patients with cirrhosis survived, six of 50 with fulminant hepatic failure recovered completely as did seven of nine patients with renal failure secondary to extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction(More)
In a blind trial, 77 patients were randomised to receive first cadaver kidney allografts that had been perfused either with a pair of CD45 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), in an attempt to reduce the immunogenicity of passenger leucocytes, or with control human albumin solution. No complications of mAb perfusion were observed. Patient and allograft survival(More)
Measurement of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in a group of patients on regular dialysis therapy (RDT) showed little acceleration of the development of raised concentrations until the dialysate concentration of magnesium was halved from 0.5 to 0.25 mmol/l. Patients with sustained concentrations of PTH changed less than those who were within the normal range at(More)
In order to understand why the United Kingdom ranks low in the treatment of end stage renal failure a questionnaire investigating knowledge of current acceptance practice for dialysis and transplantation was sent to various groups of doctors throughout the country. The questionnaire comprised 16 case histories of patients with established end stage renal(More)
This study was designed to examine the influence of arteriovenous (A-V) fistulas on cardiac output and left ventricular performance in 13 uremic patients on regular hemodialysis. M-mode echocardiography and systolic time intervals were used to derive indices of left ventricular function, and cardiac output was measured by thermodilution. Measurements were(More)