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ERA-EDTA 2017: Optimising RAASi Use With New Treatment Options for Hyperkalaemia

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ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Hyperkalaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the posters and presentations relating to hyperkalaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the exhibit…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

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The Chronic Challenge of Hyperkalemia

Controlling potassium levels in CKD patients requires a complex combination of dietary awareness, medication control and targeted therapy. This article, and the accompanying educational slide pack, outline the issues facing clinicians when managing hyperkalemia, the current treatment options and requirements for future therapies. Hyperkalemia is defined as serum potassium levels…

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Date of publication:
January 12, 2017

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Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Hyperkalemia

The 2016 ASN congress begins in Chicago next week. In this article, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to hyperkalemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have the option to add sessions to your…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

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ERA-EDTA 2016: The Burden of Hyperkalemia

The 2016 ERA-EDTA Congress featured two satellite symposia that highlighted the disease burden of hyperkalemia, as well as an oral session on mineral metabolism that discussed new potassium binder therapies (that are not approved at the time of writing in Europe). Two satellite symposia included presentations on the challenges associated…

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Date of publication:
June 23, 2016

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Hyperkalemia in Chronic Disease: Balancing Medication Benefits and Risks

Potassium has several physiological roles including maintenance of the resting membrane action potential, particularly of the myocardium. Because 98% of potassium is stored intracellularly, homeostasis of the extracellular 2% is essential, and leads to a narrow normal range of 3.5-5 mmol/l. An upset in this balance resulting in hyperkalemia can…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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Hyperkalemia in Chronic Disease

Potassium is the most abundant cation in the body, essential for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. 98% of potassium is stored in the intracellular space, with only 2% extracellularly.[1] However, this 2% is vital for maintaining the intracellular and extracellular ratio of potassium, and therefore the resting membrane potential, particularly…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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Hyperkalemia Disease State

Hyperkalemia is a common co-morbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), heart failure, diabetes or those on concomitant medication, especially renin-angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitors used to treat hypertension.[1] The frequency of hyperkalemia increases linearly with the stage of CKD, while increasing severity of hyperkalemia is associated with higher mortality.[2]…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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