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Antonyms for hyperkalemia

higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood

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RAAS inhibitors, though quite effective for controlling blood pressure, are often significantly reduced in patients, such as in those with CKD and congestive heart failure, or CHF, whose potassium levels are elevated because of the fear that elevated potassium can cause significantly worse problems than hypertension including sudden cardiac arrest in severe cases.
The consequences of the presented results were broadly communicated within our hospital to increase the physicians' awareness about falsely elevated potassium levels in capillary sampling, especially in the context of point-of-care testing, where the hemolytic index cannot be determined, and therefore no automatic comments can be generated.
Potassium binding resins are also very commonly used in the event of missed dialysis for patients receiving dialysis, or in patients with chronically elevated potassium due to ongoing CKD and concurrent use of ACE inhibitors or ARBs.
Unrecognized pseudohyperkalemia as a cause of elevated potassium in patients with renal disease.
Keith Harris, also of AFIP, reports that autopsies of sea otters that succumbed at treatment centers soon after their capture showed a number of more general problems, including shock, convulsions, anorexia, anemia, lymphopenia (decreased white blood cells, typical of stress), diarrhea, elevated potassium (common in diarrhea victims), and hypoglycemia (typical of animals that experience shock or stop eating).
The geochemical anomaly corresponds with a region, which high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys indicate, is dominated by an abrupt change in the magnetic field strength, and elevated potassium indicative of potassic alteration which is often associated with gold mineralization in the Red Lake District.
Q Could unexpected elevated potassium results be due to patient dehydration?
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