hyperkalemia


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hyperkalemia

[‚hī·pər·kə′lē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
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The use of Veltassa is not appropriate for rapid correction of severe hyperkalemia because lowering of serum potassium may take hours to days.
The letter's authors wrote: "Although Solo can reduce blood pressure, it is a potential risk factor for developing hyperkalemia in vulnerable patients.
Furthermore, case reports have been issued on mannitol-induced hyperkalemia (Hirota et al.
Dialysis was performed in patients developing severe metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia not responding to treatment, volume overload or pulmonary edema and in patients unresponsive to medical treatments.
Most nursing programs teach that hypokalemia is associated with tachycardia and hyperkalemia is associated with bradycardia.
Illustrated two-page chapters cover topics including: cell-level basics, fluid overload and deficit, hyperkalemia, calcium, magnesium and hypomagnesemia, pH regulation through buffering systems, metabolic acidosis and alkalosis, organ systems control, acute and chronic renal failure, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, burns, and shock, among others.
Red flags include hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, hypoglycemia, eosinophilia, and elevated thyroid stimulating hormone.
Indeed, the combination of transient hyperkalemia (high serum potassium level) and rigours occurring during febrile episodes of malaria is suggested as the underlying cause, which can precipitate the muscular paralysis in the infected subjects.
Tachycardia with wide QRS complexes developed without hyperkalemia.
Aldosterone antagonists improve mortality but require close monitoring for severe hyperkalemia.
In the less-apparent-error scenario, the patient experienced a dangerously irregular heartbeat due to abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemic dysrhythmia) because the doctor failed to check the patient's potassium level after starting a medicine known to cause hyperkalemia.
Inspra is contraindicated for use in patients with hyperkalemia (high serum potassium) at the time of initiation; in patients with moderate to severe renal insufficiency; and in patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.