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Feb
2018

High dose insulin (HDI) is a standard therapy for beta-blocker (BB) and calcium channel-blocker (CCB) poisoning, however human case experience is rare. Our poison center routinely recommends HDI for shock from BBs or CCBs started at 1U/kg/h and titrated to 10U/kg/h. The study objective was to describe clinical characteristics and adverse events associated with HDI.

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Feb
2018

Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia are frequently observed in patients with chronic alcoholism. However, the involvement of deranged cortisol regulation in patients with those conditions has not been reported. A 63-year-old Japanese male with chronic alcoholism was referred to the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism for examination and treatment of hypokalemic periodic paralysis.

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Feb
2018

Refeeding syndrome (RS) is a complex disease that occurs when nutritional support is initiated after a period of starvation. The hallmark feature is the hypophosphataemia, however other biochemical abnormalities like hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, thiamine deficiency and disorder of sodium and fluid balance are common. The incidence of RS is unknown as no universally accepted definition exists, but it is frequently underdiagnosed.

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Feb
2018

Flucloxacillin-induced hypokalaemia: a case report.

Acta Clin Belg 2018 Feb 15:1-4. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
Eva De Backer, Heidi Hannon
Objective and importance Flucloxacillin is a narrow-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic with activity against penicillinase producing staphylococci and streptococci. Severe hypokalaemia is an uncommon, but serious adverse effect in patients treated with penicillin derivates. Clinical presentation We report a case of severe hypokalaemia in a patient treated with high dose intravenous flucloxacillin.

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Feb
2018

Inactivated variants in CLCNKB gene encoding the basolateral chloride channel ClC-Kb cause classic Bartter syndrome characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis and hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism. Here we identified two cBS siblings presenting hypokalemia in a Chinese family due to novel compound heterozygous CLCNKB mutations (c.848_850delTCT/c.

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Feb
2018

We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman with medical history of hypertension and hypokalemia, who presented to Emergency Room with symptoms resembling acute coronary syndrome ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiogram revealed clear coronary arteries and left ventriculogram confirmed the diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She was treated conservatively with good clinical outcome.

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Feb
2018

Single agent studies targeting the tumor microenvironment in central nervous system (CNS) tumors have largely been disappointing. Combination therapies targeting various pathways and cell types may be a more effective strategy. In this phase I study, we evaluated the combination of dasatinib, lenalidomide, and temozolomide in children with relapsed or refractory primary CNS tumors.

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Feb
2018

Eating disorders are associated with multiple medical complications. We report contemporary medical data, for newly admitted adult inpatient and residential level of care patients.
Medical records of a transdiagnostic sample of 1,026 patients, with eating disorders, were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of a broad array of medical complications at time of admission.

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Dec
1969

Gitelman syndrome (GS) is considered as the most common renal tubular disorder, and we report the first Romanian patient with GS confirmed at molecular level and diagnosed according to genetic testing.
This paper describes the case of a 27-year-old woman admitted with severe hypokalemia, slight hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hypocalciuria, metabolic alkalosis, hyperreninemia, low blood pressure, limb muscle weakness, marked fatigue and palpitations. Family history revealed a consanguineous family with autosomal-recessive transmission of GS with two cases over five generations.

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Jan
2018

To summarize the clinical characteristics of paraganglioma.A total of 215 pheochromocytoma/ paraganglioma cases in Peking University First Hospital between January 1996 and December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups according to the tumor position: pheochromacytoma group (173 patients) and paraganglioma group (42 patients).

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Dec
2017

Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming increasingly necessary for supporting critically ill neonates. Few studies have reported the use of RRT in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Therefore, we performed a retrospective study to describe the use of RRT in our NICU and its associated efficacy, complications, and outcomes.

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Oct
2017

Normal saline (NS) is a common fluid of choice in neurosurgery and neuro-intensive care unit (ICU), but it does not contain other electrolytes and has the potential to cause hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis with prolonged infusion. These problems may be reduced with the availability of balanced fluid (BF), which becomes a more physiological isotonic solution with the presence of complete electrolyte content. This study aimed to compare the changes in electrolytes and acid-base between NS and BF (Sterofundin® ISO) therapy for post-operative severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in neuro-ICU.

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Dec
1969

Ephedrine alkaloids-free Ephedra Herb extract (EFE) has been developed to eliminate the adverse effects caused by ephedrine alkaloid-induced sympathetic hyperactivation. Previously, we reported that EFE possesses analgesic, anti-influenza, and cancer metastatic inhibitory effects at comparable levels to that of Ephedra Herb extract (EHE). However, it has not yet been demonstrated that EFE is free from the known side effects of EHE, such as excitation, insomnia, and arrhythmias.

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Jan
2018

We describe a case of apparent mineralocorticoid excess (hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis and low plasma renin activity) secondary to itraconazole therapy. Inhibition of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 was demonstrated, and withholding itraconazole led to resolution of adverse effects that did not recur with voriconazole. This report adds to a growing body of evidence linking apparent mineralocorticoid excess with certain triazoles.

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Jan
2018

The Na+-Cl- cotransporter (NCC) in distal convoluted tubule (DCT) plays important roles in renal NaCl reabsorption. Current hypothesis for the mechanism of regulation of NCC focuses on WNK4 and intracellular Cl- concentration ([Cl-]i). WNK kinases bind Cl- and Cl- binding decreases the catalytic activity.

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Jan
2018

VIPoma or Verner Morrison syndrome is a very rare disease with an incidence rate of 1 case per 10 000 000 person-years. It is a neuroendocrine tumor issue from β-pancreatic islets leading to profuse diarrhea, hypokalemia and gastric achlorydria due to secretion of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) hormone. Diagnosis is based on histology of tumor and the dosage of VIP in a blood sample.

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Dec
1969

The aim of this work was to to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of adverse events (AEs), focusing on cardiovascular events (CVEs) and hypokalemia, in patients treated with abiraterone acetate (AA) and prednisone (PDN) outside clinical trials, and their association with survival outcomes.
This was a retrospective cohort study of 105 patients treated from 2011 to 2016. Incidence of AEs was descriptively summarized in the whole cohort and by subgroup (pre-post-docetaxel).

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Jan
2018

Gitelman syndrome (GS) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by genic mutations of SLC12A3 (Solute carrier family 12 member 3), which encodes the Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC), and presents with characteristic metabolic abnormalities, including hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalciuria. In this study, we report a case of a GS pedigree, including analysis of GS-associated gene mutations.
We performed next-generation sequencing analysis and Sanger sequencing to explore the SLC12A3 mutations in a GS pedigree that included a 35-year-old female patient with GS and five family members within three generations.

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Jan
2018

Background C-Met, which is frequently activated in multiple cancers, has been implicated in tumor formation, progression, metastasis, angiogenesis, and resistance to multiple therapies. MK-8033 is a small-molecule inhibitor of c-Met that binds preferentially to the activated conformation, and has demonstrated anti-tumor activity in preclinical models. This first-in-human trial was performed to establish the safety and maximum tolerated dose (MTD), as well as preliminary pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical activity.

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Jan
2018

Hyperkalaemia risk precludes optimal renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor use in patients with heart failure (HF), particularly those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed potassium (K)-binding polymer approved for the treatment of hyperkalaemia. In PEARL-HF, patiromer 25.

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Jan
2018

E7777, a recombinant cytotoxic fusion protein comprising diphtheria toxin fragments A and B and human interleukin-2, shares an amino acid sequence with denileukin diftitox but has improved purity and an increased percentage of active protein monomer species. A phase 1 study was conducted to evaluate the tolerability, safety, pharmacokinetics and anti-tumour activity of E7777 in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. E7777 (6, 12 and expanded 9 μg/kg/day) was administered to 13 patients via intravenous infusion on 5 consecutive days per 21-day cycle.

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Mar
2018

There have been several clinical studies examining the factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA); however, their results have left it unclear whether CVD is affected by the plasma aldosterone concentration or hypokalemia. We assessed the PA database established by the multicenter JPAS (Japan Primary Aldosteronism Study) and compared the prevalence of CVD among patients with PA with that among age-, sex-, and blood pressure-matched essential hypertension patients and participants with hypertension in a general population cohort. We also performed binary logistic regression analysis to determine which parameters significantly increased the odds ratio for CVD.

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Jan
2018

Hypokalemia in children following cardiac surgery occurs frequently, placing them at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. However, renal insufficiency after cardiopulmonary bypass warrants careful administration of potassium (K). Two different nurse-driven protocols (high dose and tiered dosing) were implemented to identify an optimal Kreplacement regimen, compared to an historical low-dose protocol.

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Jan
2018

Gossypol was considered a promising male contraceptive but finally failed due to two side effects: hypokalemia and the irreversibility of its contraceptive effect. Here we demonstrate that sustained zero-order release could be a solution for these problems. The in vitro release of gossypol from gossypol/PEG layer-by-layer films follows a perfect zero-order kinetics.

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Feb
2018

Inotuzumab ozogamicin, an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody bound to a toxin, calicheamicin, has shown single-agent activity in relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We aimed to assess the activity and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin in combination with low-intensity chemotherapy in older patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
We did a single-arm, phase 2 study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA).

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Jan
2018

Combined 17 α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency (17OHD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease that is a type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which results in hypertension, hypokalemia, sexual infantilism, primary amenorrhea in females (46,XX), or pseudohermaphroditism in males (46,XY). It is mainly caused by mutation in the CYP17A1 gene, which encodes a key enzyme in the steroidogenic pathway. However, these patients rarely experience adrenal crisis, due to abnormally high corticosterone levels.

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Dec
2017

Kidneys play a pivotal role in the maintenance and regulation of acid-base and electrolyte homeostasis, which is the prerequisite for numerous metabolic processes and organ functions in the human body. Chronic kidney diseases compromise the regulatory functions, resulting in alterations in electrolyte and acid-base balance that can be life-threatening. In this review, we discuss the renal regulations of electrolyte and acid-base balance and several common disorders including metabolic acidosis, alkalosis, dysnatremia, dyskalemia, and dysmagnesemia.

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Dec
2017

Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by an impairment of the urinary acidification process in the distal nephron. Complete or incomplete metabolic acidosis coupled with inappropriately alkaline urine are the hallmarks of this condition. Genetic forms of dRTA are caused by loss of function mutations of either, encoding the AE1 anion exchanger, orand, encoding for the B1 and a4 subunits of the vHATPase, respectively.

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Oct
2017

The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective role of short hydration against nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin (CDDP).Twenty-two patients (13 men and 9 women) under CDDP therapy were enrolled in this retrospective study between 2009 and 2014. The CDDP was given in 500 ml of isotonic solution, and before and after CDDP administration, the patients received 10mEq potassium chloride15% and 1gr magnesium sulfate in 1000 ml isotonic saline.

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Jan
2018

This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with infantile hypertrophic stenosis, management and its outcome in two tertiary care centres in Cameroon.
A total of 21 patients were included from the two centres. The mean age at presentation was 5.

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Feb
2018

The management of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer has changed dramatically with the introduction and widespread use of HER2-targeted therapies. There is, however, relatively limited real-world information about the effectiveness and safety of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) in Hong Kong Chinese patients. We assessed the efficacy and toxicity profiles among local patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer who had received T-DM1 therapy in the second-line setting and beyond.

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Jan
2018

S-1 is an oral fluoropyrimidine that is active in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, an optimal treatment schedule and appropriate dose adjustments of S-1 in elderly patients have not yet been established.
We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 2-week S-1 monotherapy treatment followed by a 1-week interval as a first-line treatment of elderly NSCLC patients, by adjusting the dose based on the individual creatinine clearance (Ccr) and body surface area (BSA). The primary endpoint was the disease control rate.

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Nov
2017

Thyrotoxic Channelopathies.

J Assoc Physicians India 2017 Nov;65(11):98-99
Pankaj Singhai, Shruti Krishnan, Vikram Uttam Patil
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP), a disorder most commonly seen in Asian men, is characterized by abrupt onset of hypokalemia and paralysis. The condition primarily affects the lower extremities and is secondary to thyrotoxicosis. Early recognition of TPP is vital to initiating appropriate treatment and to avoiding the risk of rebound hyperkalemia that may occur if high-dose potassium replacement is given.

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Oct
2017

Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessive salt-losing tubulopathy. The incidence of Gitelman syndrome is 25 cases in 1 million among western population. This patient presented with loose stool, vomiting and sudden onset quadriparesis.

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Jan
2018

Kir4.1 in the distal convoluted tubule plays a key role in sensing plasma potassium and in modulating the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC). Here we tested whether dietary potassium intake modulates Kir4.

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Dec
2017

The occurrence of hyperkalemia after esophagectomy is clinically rare. Patients who underwent esophagectomy often have a serum potassium level due to perioperative reduced intake, fluids loss, consumption and other reasons. These patients often require the artificial administration of potassium.

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Jan
2018

To evaluate the frequency with which preoperative medical evaluations lead to changes in perioperative management of patients undergoing radical cystectomy and to examine the impact of an evidence-based algorithm on referral utilization.
A retrospective review of 176 patients undergoing radical cystectomy in 2013-2014 was conducted. Patients referred for additional preoperative medical or cardiology evaluation were identified and the incidence of diagnostic testing or management changes resulting from such evaluations were determined.

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Mar
2018

We report a severe envenoming associated with minimal local symptoms following a Balkan adder (Vipera berus bosniensis) bite in South-Western Hungary. A 63-year-old male with a history of hypertension and sinus bradycardia (45/min) was bitten by a sub-adult specimen of V. b.

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Feb
2018

Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) is an essential antifungal agent for patients with hematologic diseases; however, the drug causes severe hypokalemia at a high frequency. Meanwhile, there is little evidence regarding the risk factors for L-AMB-induced severe hypokalemia, and the prevention protocol has not been established. The goal of this study was to identify the risk factors related to severe hypokalemia induced by L-AMB in hematologic patients.

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Feb
2018

The side effects of anticancer drugs still play a critical role in survival and quality of life. Although the recent progresses of cancer therapies have significantly improved the prognosis of oncologic patients, side effects of antineoplastic treatments are still responsible for the increased mortality of cancer survivors. Cardiovascular toxicity is the most dangerous adverse effect induced by anticancer therapies.

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Dec
2017

The aim of this study was to determine whether the diagnosis cutoff values associated with the saline infusion test (SIT) and captopril challenge test (CCT) in The Endocrine Society guidelines are applicable to Chinese subjects.
We performed a head-to-head comparison of the SIT and CCT among Chinese subjects with primary aldosteronism (PA) and essential hypertension (EH).
164 hypertensive patients were enrolled.

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Jan
2018

M7824 (MSB0011359C) is an innovative first-in-class bifunctional fusion protein composed of a mAb against programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) fused to a TGFβ "trap."In the 3+3 dose-escalation component of this phase I study (NCT02517398), eligible patients with advanced solid tumors received M7824 at 1, 3, 10, or 20 mg/kg once every 2 weeks until confirmed progression, unacceptable toxicity, or trial withdrawal; in addition, a cohort received an initial 0.3 mg/kg dose to evaluate pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, followed by 10 mg/kg dosing.

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Jan
2018

Treatment of Severe Hyponatremia.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2018 Jan 2. Epub 2018 Jan 2.
Richard H Sterns
Patients with severe (serum sodium ≤120 mEq/L), symptomatic hyponatremia can develop life-threatening or fatal complications from cerebral edema if treatment is inadequate and permanent neurologic disability from osmotic demyelination if treatment is excessive. Unfortunately, as is true of all electrolyte disturbances, there are no randomized trials to guide the treatment of this challenging disorder. Rather, therapeutic decisions rest on physiologic principles, animal models, observational studies, and single-patient reports.

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Dec
2017

Leukemia patients are at risk for neutropenic enteropathy (NEP) because of the effects of intensified chemotherapy. Medical records of 18 patients having 20 episodes of NEP were reviewed retrospectively. Primary diagnosis was acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 12 and myeloblastic leukemia in 6 cases.

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Dec
2017

Cushing's syndrome requires glucocorticoid replacement following adrenalectomy. Based on a simplified glucocorticoid therapy scheme and the peri-operative observation, we investigated its efficacy and safety up to 6 months post-adrenalectomy in this cohort study. We found the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels were normal post-adrenalectomy, and sufficient to stimulate the recovery of the dystrophic adrenal cortex, thus exogenous supplemental ACTH might not be necessary.

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Dec
2017

Strong inward rectifier Kchannels (Kir2.1) mediate background Kcurrents primarily responsible for maintenance of resting membrane potential. Multiple types of cells exhibit two levels of resting membrane potential.

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Nov
2017

17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency is a rare disease caused by mutation of the CYP17A1 gene, resulting in hypertension, hypokalemia, alkalosis, female hypogonadism, and male pseudohermaphroditism. Here we report a case of a 15-year-old girl with 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency, and analyze her clinical and molecular genetic characteristics.
A 15-year-old Chinese girl had fever, fatigue, high blood pressure, and blood potassium level being significantly lower than normal.

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Jan
2018

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (THPP) is a rare but potentially serious complication of thyrotoxicosis. The resulting muscle weakness is profound, associated with more severe hypokalemia, yet reversible. However, clinicians must be cautious because patients can develop life-threatening hyperkalemia during treatment.

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Jan
2018

A Challenging Case of Pseudohyperkalemia in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2017 Oct-Dec;5(4):2324709617746194. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
Muhamad Alhaj Moustafa, Vera Malkovska, Sherif Elmahdy, Joseph Catlett
Pseudohyperkalemia is an uncommon finding in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is a misleading condition that could lead to iatrogenic hypokalemia when unwarranted treatment is administered. We describe an interesting case of pseudohyperkalemia in severe leukocytosis and how we identified it.

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Nov
2017

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have increased risks of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death (SCA/SCD) that are not explained by traditional risk factors. We examined associations between serum potassium and SCA/SCD in a large cohort of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and moderate CKD.
Among 22,009 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization at our institution between 1999 and 2011, 6181 patients had an estimated glomerular filtration rate of ≤60 ml/min per 1.

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