The Renal Function Tests in Relation to Immediate Prognosis

Adam, John (1929) The Renal Function Tests in Relation to Immediate Prognosis. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The Renal Function Tests by themselves are of great assistance in prognosis, but fail to help in the immediate outlook, as they do not indicate whether the patient may survive for months or years. The Urea Concentration Test gives the greatest assistance, as there are less factors to be taken into account in drawing conclusions from the result. The blood urea is also an adjuvant but requires more careful study. In the surgical case, the Phenolsulphonephthalein Test seems to be able to indicate renal inefficiency before the others. The greatest assistance is obtained by the Urea Concentration Test and the Blood Urea examination, but there are a few cases in which these results are further helped in the elucidation of the problem by the Phenolsulphonephthalein Test. These results cannot be considered by themselves, but must only be used in conjunction with the clinical signs and symptoms of the case.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Physiology, Medicine
Date of Award: 1929
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1929-80670
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 11:29

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