A physiologic-based approach to the treatment of acute hyperkalemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hyperkalemia

abstract

  • Hyperkalemia is a common and potentially lethal disorder. Given its variable presentation, clinicians should have a high index of suspicion, especially in patients with chronic kidney disease. The present case highlights key physiologic mechanisms in the development of hyperkalemia and provides an outline for emergent treatment. In this context, we discuss specific mechanisms of action of available treatments of hyperkalemia.

publication date

  • September 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4028168

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.03.014

PubMed ID

  • 20570423

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 578

end page

  • 84

volume

  • 56

number

  • 3