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Glucose in the treatment of toxemias of pregnancy

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(30)91138-5
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract From our observations enumerated herein, the following points might be summarized: 1. 1. In the early toxemias of pregnancy, where the disturbance is of metabolic origin, the employment of glucose is probably our best single therapeutic agent. 2. 2. In those early toxemias of renal origin, glucose is of value as a supportive and detoxicant, but does not relieve the hyperemesis as completely as in the toxemias of primary carbohydrate deficiency. 3. 3. In the late toxemias, glucose is effective in lowering blood-pressure, neutralizing the toxin and lessening the number of eclamptic convulsions. 4. 4. Recent experiments with the continuous drip method of the intravenous use of glucose tend to show that larger quantities of this agent can be used, and with more beneficial results, than was formerly supposed.

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