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blocked urethra in acute renal failure

Eduardo Achar, Rosi A N Achar, Therezinha B Paiva, Alexandre H Campos, Nestor Schor
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects of amitriptyline in the urinary tract smooth muscle and urolithiasis. METHODS: Cats presenting with obstructive acute renal failure (ARF) received amitriptyline, and renal function and survival rates were analyzed. Isometric contractions and membrane potentials of rat, pig, or human isolated urinary tract smooth muscle were recorded in the presence or absence of amitriptyline. RESULTS: Twenty cats with obstructive ARF caused by urethral plugs received amitriptyline...
October 2003: Kidney International
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