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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Aleanderen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T15:56:30Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T15:56:30Z
dc.date.issued1930
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/32266
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dc.description.abstractThe blood urea has been examined in 106 cases which include cases of appendicitis, saplingitis, cholecystitis, puerperal sepsis, various abscesses, peritonitis, intestinal obstruction, pneumonia, empyema and pleural effusion. It was also examined in four cases of myelaemia.en
dc.description.abstractUrea concentration tests were performed to exclude nephritis.en
dc.description.abstractThe blood urea is raised in some cases of all of these conditions except cholecystitis and uncomplicated salpingitis. It is markedly raised in intestinal obstruction, in pneumonia before the crisis, and in general peritonitis when there is a paralytic ileus.en
dc.description.abstractThe rise in blood urea, however great it may be, is always associated with perfectly normal urea concentration tests, and therefore it is not due to a failure of the kidneys to concentrate urea.en
dc.description.abstractAn examination of the blood urea may have considerable diagnostic importance in abdominal cases, and a reading over 100 mgrs. per 100 cc. is strongly in favour of intestinal obstruction. A urea concentration test should always be performed as well as estimating the blood urea, especially when a question of uraemia is involved.en
dc.description.abstractThe blood urea is no guide as to whether an abscess or empyema has developed or not.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 20en
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dc.titleStudy of the blood urea in acute sepsis and in intestinal obstructionen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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