Inosine in lschaemic Renal Surgery: Long-term Follow-UP
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British Journal of Urology
Volume 53, Issue 6, pages 524–527, December 1981
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FITZPATRICK, J. M., WALLACE, D. M. A., WHITFIELD, H. N., WATKINSON, L. E., FERNANDO, A. R. and WICKHAM, J. E. A. (1981), Inosine in lschaemic Renal Surgery: Long-term Follow-UP. British Journal of Urology, 53: 524–527. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1981.tb03253.x
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Summary— Inosine, a purine nucleotide, has been used in 33 patients as a method of preventing ischaemic renal damage. The long-term results have been reviewed with a mean follow-up of 28 months.
lnosine was administered either intra-arterially or intravenously. Renal function was assessed by serum creatinine, creatinine clearance and divided function renography.
lnosine afforded satisfactory protection in ischaemic periods of up to 60 min, particularly if pre-operative function was normal. It was less reliable if pre-operative function was poor or in ischaemic periods greater than 60 min. lnosine is a helpful aid in ischaemic renal surgery.