TITLE

OBSERVATIONS IN THE EXCRETION OF LOW MOLECULAR DEXTRAN

AUTHOR(S)
Langsjoen, Per H.
PUB. DATE
March 1965
SOURCE
Angiology;Mar1965, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From our observations, the best method of estimating the level of dextran in the blood is by observing its renal excretion in the presence of a constant input and adequate hydration. An abnormally high blood level may result from inadequate excretion and may promote pulmonary edema. Furthermore, impaired renal perfusion with normal renal function may result in a high concentration of the urine which probably produces reversible hydropic changes in the renal tubules. Rigid monitoring of urine volume and specific gravity is mandatory in the utilization of low molecular dextran.
ACCESSION #
16349056

 

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