Intravenous magnesium supplementation during cisdiammine-dichloroplatinum administration prevents hypomagnesemia.

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Ten patients with disseminated testicular cancer were studied during 3 cycles of 20 mg/m2/day x 5 d CDDP combined with bleomycin and vinblastine or etoposide. Five of the patients (= group A) received 0.4 mmol KCl/kg/day and 0.3 mmol MgCl2/kg/day; the other five (= group B) received only KCl intravenously during the CDDP infusions. In group A no decrease of… (More)

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