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[The diuretic effect of a bath. Study in healthy pregnant females and patients with edema and gestosis].

Authors
  • Schnizer, W
  • Mesrogli, M
  • Seichert, N
  • Schöps, P
  • Knorr, H
  • Schneider, J
  • Wassmann, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
111
Issue
13
Pages
864–870
Identifiers
PMID: 2800772
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effect of a 40 minute thermoneutral bath on diuretic function and blood volume in a total of 27 pregnant women (13 healthy and 14 pregnant women with edema rsep. EPH-gestosis) was investigated. In both groups water immersion led to a significant increase of urine flow, natriuresis, kaliuresis, osmotic and free water clearance. Plasma volume increased about 8-9%. The patients with gestosis showed a higher creatinine clearance. The same group also showed a higher osmotic clearance and relatively more sodium excretion. Regarding the flushing effect of bath, two mechanism of water immersion that originated in hydrostatic pressure have to be discussed-activation of renal functions and mobilisation of interstitial fluid.

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