- High ambient temperature: A spurious cause of hypokalaemia. Masters, P.W.; Lawson, N. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/29/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7047, p1652
Presents the results of the study postulating that high ambient temperature was directly responsible for the increase in cases of hypokalemia in Great Britain by stimulating cellular uptake of potassium. Research methodology; Delayed sample separation as a recognized cause of hypokalemia;...
- Commentary: Replication of results. Buckley-Sharp, M.D.; Gardner, D.A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/29/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7047, p1653
Opinion. Agrees with the results of the study conducted by Masters et al. from Great Britain regarding the incidence of hypokalemia due to high ambient temperature. Separate study conducted by the authors; Lowered plasma potassium concentration caused by high temperature incubation.
- Hypokalaemia in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Mir, M.S.; Brabin, B.; Tang, O.T.; Leyland, M.J.; Delamore, I.E. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jan75, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p54
Presents a study which explored the relation between lysozyme and serum potassium and investigated the disturbances leading to hypokalemia. Background on hypokalemia; Patients and methods used; Results of the study.
- minerals and vitamins for quality of life. FRENCH, ROGER // Natural Health & Vegetarian Life;Spring2009, p56
The article offers information on the minerals needed by the body, along with their functions, excretion, deficiency signs and sources. Included are potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, phosphorous, sulphur, iron, zinc, chlorine, copper and iodine. Minerals are considered the main factors in...
- Errors in Potassium Measurement: A Laboratory Perspective for the Clinician. Asirvatham, Jaya R.; Moses, Viju; Bjornson, Loring // North American Journal of Medical Sciences;Apr2013, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p255
Errors in potassium measurement can cause pseudohyperkalemia, where serum potassium is falsely elevated. Usually, these are recognized either by the laboratory or the clinician. However, the same factors that cause pseudohyperkalemia can mask hypokalemia by pushing measured values into the...
- Some aspects of measuring levels of potassium in the brain. Wielopolski, L.; Ramirez, L. M.; Coyle, P.; Heymsfield, S.; Zimman, J. // Acta Diabetologica;Sep2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 40, ps73
The general aim of this work is to measure brain potassium (K) levels as a marker of intracellular water content and to test the hypothesis of whether edema in multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with increased intracellular brain water. For that purpose, a system to measure K in brain is...
- How soon should serum potassium levels be monitored for patients started on diuretics? Blanning, Adam; Westfall, John M.; Shaughnessy, Allen F. // Journal of Family Practice;Mar2001, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p207
The article discusses the monitoring of serum potassium of patients on diuretics. Patients who are taking diuretics should have their potassium level checked in the first 8 weeks after their initial treatment to be able to monitor the risk for hypokalemia. To be able to conserve potassium,...
- Nafcillin. // Reactions Weekly;10/17/2009, Issue 1274, p30
The article describes the case of a 58-year-old female patient who suffered from hypokalaemia while taking nafcillin. She reported a right psoas abscess and drainage showed meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was given potassium supplementation with maintenance IV fluids to...
- Pseudohyperkalemia from thrombocytosis. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;8/25/95, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p114
Presents a case of pseudohyperkalemia or increased body potassium level due to thrombocytosis in a 24-year-old American man who had motor vehicle accident. Patient workup; Laboratory tests; Causes of hyperkalemia.