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The Challenge of Chronic 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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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

News & Views

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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