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THE URIC ACID CONTENT OF THE BLOOD COMPARED WITH THE RENAL DIETARY TEST:  THE BLAND DIET COMPARED WITH THE ORDINARY TEST DIET

L. BAUMANN, M.D.; G. H. HANSMANN, M.D.; A. C. DAVIS, M.D.; F. A. STEVENS, M.D.
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1919;24(1):70-77. doi:10.1001/archinte.1919.00090240073005.
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During the past three years we have carried out about 180 renal dietary tests and blood analyses. Most of the cases were diagnosed nephritis or arteriosclerosis, though a number of other diseases have been included in the tables. The routine employed was as follows: The blood for analysis was collected before breakfast. The patients were in bed during the dietary test. They received a uniform quantity of water and food. In most instances the Mosenthal1 modification of the Hedinger and Schlayer2 diet was administered. The urine was collected in two hour periods from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., and in one period from 8 p. m. to 8 a. m.

Recently Mosenthal3 and Schlayer and Beckmann4 compared the effect of a low protein or bland diet with that of the usual test diet. The former author found that both had approximately the same effect on the urine. Schlayer

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