Acute Manifestations and Role of Critical Care Nurses
- Gastroileostomy Leading to Severe Potassium Depletion and Renal Tubular Acidosis. Kovnat, Paul J.; Tin, Aurora Dee // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1973, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p340
Presents a case of a patient with renal tubular acidosis (RTA) without renal potassium wasting which reversed with partial treatment of hypokalemia. Result of physical examination of the patient; Information on renal tubular acidosis; Characteristics of proximal or type II RTA.
- Edema. Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p221
A definition of the term "edema" is presented. It refers to the swelling caused by entry of fluid and cells from the blood into tissues.
- Episodic Hyponatremia in Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Strokelike Episodes (MELAS). Kubota, Hiroaki; Tanabe, Yuzo; Takanashi, Jun-ichi; Kohno, Yoichi // Journal of Child Neurology;Feb2005, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p116
Various organ involvements and endocrinologic abnormalities associated with electrolyte imbalance, including hyponatremia, are seen in patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes (MELAS); however, the clinical significance of hyponatremia in these...
- Hyperkalemic Recurrent Bilateral Lower Extremity Weakness in a Patient on Hemodialysis. Hassen, Getaw Worku; Newstead, Suzanne; Giordano, Lorraine Maria // Case Reports in Emergency Medicine;2012, p1
Hyperkalemia is a severe life-threatening electrolyte disorder that commonly affects the cardiac conductivity and contractility. Ascending paralysis affecting the extremities with focal neurological deficit as well as quadriparesis and a seizure associated with hyperkalemia has been reported in...
- Insulin for the treatment of hyperkalemia: a double-edged sword? Li, Tingting; Vijayan, Anitha // Clinical Kidney Journal;Jun2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p239
The article presents the authors' comments on insulin for the treatment of hyperkalemia. It is stated that end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at high risk of developing severe, life-threatening hyperkalemia. It is informed that when dialysis is not immediately available, non-dialytic...
- Food Additives Harmful for Kidney Patients. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter;Nov2009, Issue 316, p27
The article focuses on the findings of a study on the effect of high-phosphorous foods on patients with end-stage renal disease. It states that patients with end-stage renal disease have an impaired capacity to excrete phosphorous and are at risk of developing hyperphosphatemia. The article...
- A New Syndrome: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Dysfunction Syndrome: Differential Diagnosis and Pathogenesis--Case Reports. Umeki, Shigenobu; Terao, Akira; Sawayama, Toshitami // Angiology;Jan1988 Part 1, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p58
The authors previously reported a new syndrome, angiotensin-converting enzyme dysfunction syndrome (ACEDS), which is clinically characterized by mild systemic hypertension, a hypokalemic alkalosis, and hyperreninism with a high concentration of angiotensin-I (ANG-I), a normal angiotensin-II...
- Acid-base / Electrolytes. // Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation;May2012 Supplement 2, Vol. 27 Issue suppl_2, pii73
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- Effect of chronic metabolic acidosis on the growth hormone/IGF-1 endocrine axis: New cause of growth hormone insensitivity in humans. Brüngger, Marco; Hulter, Henry N.; Krapf, Reto // Kidney International;Jan1997, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p216
The article discusses about effects of chronic metabolic acidosis (induced by administration of NH4Cl. 4.2 mmol/Kg body wt/day) on the growth hormone/IGF-1 endocrine axis in 6 normal male volunteers during metabolic balance conditions. The study demonstrated that induction of chronic metabolic...