Hypokalemia

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Hypokalemia

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypokalemia" returned 144 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and risk factors for hypokalemia in patients scheduled for laparoscopic colorectal resection and its association with post-operative recovery.
 

Author(s): Qianqian Zhu, Xianlong Li, Fang Tan, Yingqing Deng, Chulian Gong, Jingping Hu, Pinjie Huang, Shaoli Zhou

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Perioperative serum potassium levels are closely associated with postoperative clinical outcomes after gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of our retrospective study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors for preoperative hypokalemia (before pneumoperitoneum) and to evaluate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Spironolactone is effective in treating hypokalemia among peritoneal dialysis patients.
 

Author(s): Amit Langote, Swapnil Hiremath, Marcel Ruzicka, Brendan B McCormick

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Hypokalemia is common in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. The management approach for such patients routinely includes spironolactone at our centre. We undertook this study to assess the efficacy of spironolactone ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Persistent severe hypokalemia: Gitelman syndrome and differential diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Christine Zomer Dal Molin, Daisson José Trevisol

Journal: J Bras Nefrol. ;39(3):337-340.

 

The main causes of hypokalemia are usually evident in the clinical history of patients, with previous episodes of vomiting, diarrhea or diuretic use. However, in some patients the cause of hypokalemia can become a challenge. In such cases, two major components of the investigation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypokalemia" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Narrative review: evolving concepts in potassium homeostasis and hypokalemia.
 

Author(s): Megan Greenlee, Charles S Wingo, Alicia A McDonough, Jang-Hyun Youn, Bruce C Kone

Journal: Ann. Intern. Med.. 2009 May;150(9):619-25.

 

Humans are intermittently exposed to large variations in potassium intake, which range from periods of fasting to ingestion of potassium-rich meals. These fluctuations would abruptly alter plasma potassium concentration if not for rapid mechanisms, primarily in skeletal muscle and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Do thiazides worsen metabolic syndrome and renal disease? The pivotal roles for hyperuricemia and hypokalemia.
 

Author(s): Sirirat Reungjui, Thongchai Pratipanawatr, Richard J Johnson, Takahiko Nakagawa

Journal: Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens.. 2008 Sep;17(5):470-6.

 

The aims of this article are to review the current controversies related to the use of thiazide diuretics as first-line treatment of hypertension and to discuss the causal roles for hyperuricemia and hypokalemia on the adverse consequences of thiazide usage.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mechanism of hypokalemia in magnesium deficiency.
 

Author(s): Chou-Long Huang, Elizabeth Kuo

Journal: J. Am. Soc. Nephrol.. 2007 Oct;18(10):2649-52.

 

Magnesium deficiency is frequently associated with hypokalemia. Concomitant magnesium deficiency aggravates hypokalemia and renders it refractory to treatment by potassium. Herein is reviewed literature suggesting that magnesium deficiency exacerbates potassium wasting by increasing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2018

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Intravenous Fluids in Hospitalised Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypokalemia; Hyponatremia; Hypernatremia; Dehydration

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2018

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Potassium Supplementation in CKD
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Potassium Depletion; Hypertension; Hyperkalemia

 

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2017

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