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Therapeutic approach to hypokalemia

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Gheun-Ho-
dc.contributor.authorHan, Jin Suk-
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-23T09:58:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-23T09:58:02Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationNephron 2002;92 Suppl 1:28-32en
dc.identifier.issn0028-2766 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=12401935-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10371/14078-
dc.description.abstractFor successful potassium replacement, one should consider the optimal potassium preparation, route of administration, and the appropriate speed of administration. In the absence of an independent factor causing transcellular potassium shifts, the plasma potassium concentration can be used as a rough index to estimate body potassium stores. Oral KCl replacement therapy is preferable if there are bowel sounds, except in the setting of life-threatening abnormalities such as ventricular arrhythmias, digitalis intoxication, or paralysis. In patients with impaired renal function or those treated with intravenous potassium, the risk of hyperkalemia should be monitored. Since potassium depletion rarely occurs as an isolated phenomenon, associated fluid and electrolyte disorders should be corrected, and the causes of potassium loss should be sought and eliminated to complete the treatment of hypokalemia.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherS. Karger Medical and Scientificen
dc.subjectDiuretics/adverse effectsen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectHypokalemia/drug therapy/prevention & control/*therapyen
dc.subjectPotassium/*metabolismen
dc.subjectPotassium Chloride/administration & dosage/*therapeutic useen
dc.subjectWater-Electrolyte Imbalanceen
dc.titleTherapeutic approach to hypokalemiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor김근호-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor한진석-
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000065374-
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