hyperpotassemia


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hyperpotassemia

[¦hī·pə‚päd·ə′sē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive amounts of potassium in the blood. Also known as hyperkalemia.
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NSS on the incidence of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, hyperpotassemia, volume of fluids infused and kidney graft dysfunction in patients undergoing renal transplant.
This meta-analysis showed that the administration of LR maybe an option for fluid management therapy in renal transplantation since contrary to old beliefs, this solution did not elicit higher hyperpotassemia or higher rates of graft dysfunction as shown by the fact that no differences were identified in the Creatinine values three days after surgery.