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European journal of intensive care medicine

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 185–188 | Cite as

Furosemide, mithramycin, and salmon calcitonin in hypercalcemia

  • J. P. Fillastre
  • G. Humbert
  • J. Leroy
  • J. Maitrot
  • P. Deshayes
  • M. A. Canonne
Article

Abstract

Twenty-nine patients with acute hypercalcemia secondary to carcinoma, myeloma and parathyroid adenoma have been treated with large doses of furosemide, mithramycin, or salmon calcitonin perfusion. With furosemide administration the treatment was successful in 6 of 10 patients. Furosemide was injected intravenous ly at the rate of 125 mg every 3 hours. With mithramycin perfusion only 2 of 8 patients have a rectum of the serum calcium levels to normal. With salmon thyrocalcitonin 3 of 10 patients obtained a good result. It can be interesting to suggest the association of furosemide and salmon calcitonin infusion to treat hypercalcemia of myeloma.

Key words

Hypercalcemia Furosemide Mithramycin Calcitonin 

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© Springer-Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Fillastre
    • 1
  • G. Humbert
    • 1
  • J. Leroy
    • 1
  • J. Maitrot
    • 1
  • P. Deshayes
    • 1
  • M. A. Canonne
    • 1
  1. 1.Services de Néphrologie, Réanimation Médicale et BiochimieHôpital Charles NicolleRouenFrance

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