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      Glomerulotubular Balance and Functional Compensation in Nephrectomized Children

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          Results of renal function studies in 17 nephrectomized children were compared with those from children with a congenital nondiseased solitary kidney of similar age. An early glomerulotubular balance was demonstrated in all patients, but maximal tubular excretion of PAH was only achieved over 4 years after nephrectomy. Patients with a solitary kidney, congenital or acquired, showed a significant tubular predominance and a significant decrease of renal plasma flow per unit of tubular excretory mass when compared with a series of healthy children with two kidneys (p < 0.05; p < 0.005).

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1982
          1982
          03 December 2008
          : 31
          : 3
          : 203-208
          Affiliations
          Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Children’s Hospital, Ciudad Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia, Spain
          Article
          182647 Nephron 1982;31:203–208
          10.1159/000182647
          7121666
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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