Causes of hyperkalemia

Diagnosis and treatment of hyperkalemia

OF HYPERKALEMIA Causes of hyperkalemia are outlined in Table 1. Shifting of potassium from the cells to the extracellular space is a cause of transient hy-perkalemia, while chronic hyperkalemia in-dicates an impairment in renal potassium se-cretion. The following discussion is a guide to the approach to the hyperkalemic patient. Is the patient ...

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November 11th,2019

Diagnosis and treatment of hyperkalemia

OF HYPERKALEMIA Causes of hyperkalemia are outlined in Table 1. Shifting of potassium from the cells to the extracellular space is a cause of transient hy-perkalemia, while chronic hyperkalemia in-dicates an impairment in renal potassium se-cretion. The following discussion is a guide to the approach to the hyperkalemic patient. Is the patient ...

November 11th,2019

Management of severe hyperkalemia

aldosterone axis and commonly causes hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, as well (16, 17). Sustained hyperkalemia is always attributable to in-adequate renal K elimination. A detailed discussion of the causes of hyperkalemia in critically ill patients is beyond the scope of this article, but may be found in a recent review (18).

November 11th,2019

Potassium Disorders: Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

Diuretic use and gastrointestinal losses are common causes of hypokalemia, whereas kidney disease, hyperglycemia, and medication use are common causes of hyperkalemia. When severe, potassium

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