The study was conducted on 25 healthy women residing in optimum fluoride areas, who were to deliver normally through vaginal route, to correlate the maternal and cord plasma fluoride levels and evaluate the placental transfer of fluoride. A wide variation was found in the maternal and cord plasma fluoride levels. In only 8 percent of the cases the fluoride levels in cord plasma were higher than maternal plasma. It was deduced that the placenta allows passive diffusion of fluoride from mother to foetus and does not act as a barrier.
Disturbances of kidney function in rats with fluoride-induced hyperglycemia after acute poisoning by sodium fluoride..
Eight 14-week-old male Wistar FL strain rats were administered sodium fluoride in a single intraperitoneal dose (35 mg NaF/kg of bw). After 90 min the rats were fatally anesthetized with ether, and blood samples were taken. Compared to ten control rats, fluoride-treated rats developed hyperglycemia accompanied by a statistically significant
Human urinary fluoride excretion as influenced by renal functional impairment
The effects of renal function on human renal fluoride (F-) excretion and serum F- concentrations were studied in subjects with normal renal function, in patients with variable degrees of renal insufficiency and in patients undergoing regular hemodialysis treatment. The mechanisms of human renal F- excretion include glomerular filtration and tubular
Hemodialyzability of ionizable fluoride in hemodialysis session
The fluoride ion content in serum and in dialysate medium was determined by means of a fluoride ion-selective electrode in 29 patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. Abnormally high serum fluoride of 65.9 +/- 28.3 microg l(-1) at the beginning and 46.5 +/- 26.7 microg l(-1) at the completion of the hemodialysis
Studies on serum fluoride and bone metabolism in patients with long term hemodialysis
With growing experience of the long-term treatment of patients with end stage renal disease by hemodialysis, the safety of fluoridated water supply for dialysate and the effect on the bone metabolism has been discussed. In this study, concentrations of fluoride (F), calcium (Ga). aluminum (AI) and biochemical indices of bone metabolism,
Renal osteodystrophy in patients on long-term hemodialysis with fluoridated water
Serum and bone fluoride concentrations of ten patients maintained on long-term hemodialysis with fluoridated water (1 ppm, i.e., 50uM) were correlated with duration of treatment and the occurrence of clinical, radiological, and histological manifestations of bone disease. Two patients had symptomatic renal osteodystrophy when accepted on the program, whereas six
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