THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D.CHICAGO
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The series of articles will be continued from time to time in these columns.—Ed.
THERAPY OF UREMIA (AZOTEMIA)
True uremia is a syndrome the characteristic feature of which is retention of nitrogenous waste products in the system owing to insufficiency of kidney function. It must be distinguished from eclampsia (q. v.) believed to be due to angiospastic cerebral edema, which may occur without kidney insufficiency, as well as from the cerebral angiospastic ischemia attacks of arteriosclerosis (q. v.), because the therapy and the prognosis of these three conditions are quite different. Although these various