hyperkalemia

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hyperkalemia

[‚hī·pər·kə′lē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
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The consequences of the presented results were broadly communicated within our hospital to increase the physicians' awareness about falsely elevated potassium levels in capillary sampling, especially in the context of point-of-care testing, where the hemolytic index cannot be determined, and therefore no automatic comments can be generated.
Dogs from breeds originating around the Pacific Rim, including the Akita, Shiba Inu, and Jindo, often have elevated potassium values.
Potassium binding resins are also very commonly used in the event of missed dialysis for patients receiving dialysis, or in patients with chronically elevated potassium due to ongoing CKD and concurrent use of ACE inhibitors or ARBs.
The causes of elevated potassium levels range from diminished kidney function, which occurs as we age, to adrenal gland problems (Addison's disease, for example), to medications.
Artificial seawater with elevated potassium (KASW) increased the creep rate in all samples of the isolated CA (Fig.
A In response to the question "Could elevated potassium results be due to dehydration?" in the July 2011 edition of Tips (p.
Elevated potassium levels may result when the bleeding occurs, as potassium is released from blood cells (Salem & Batlle, 2001).
Ringer's lactate may be contraindicated with an elevated potassium level (Koerner, 1992).
While noting that the entire larval bodies are bathed in elevated potassium or cesium when larvae are treated with these ions, some authors have proposed that [K.sup.+] or [Cs.sup.+] act by depolarizing the sensory cells that typically bind the natural inducer and thus initiate spikes in neurons extending from those cells (e.g., Baloun and Morse, 1984; Yool et al., 1986; Leitz and Klingmann, 1990; Herrmann, 1995; Woollacott and Hadfield, 1996; Carpizo-Ituarte and Hadfield, 1998).
Q Could unexpected elevated potassium results be due to patient dehydration?
ARBs are generally well tolerated, with the most common side effects being elevated potassium levels, a cough--although this is less likely to occur with ARBs than with ACE inhibitors--headaches, dizziness, fatigue, a rash, diarrhea, and low blood pressure.

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