Disorders of potassium homeostasis: Pathophysiology and management

Sumedh S. Hoskote, Shashank R. Joshi, Amit Ghosh

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Abstract

Disorders of potassium homeostasis are common electrolyte abnormalities encountered in hospitalized patients. Hypokalemia and hyperkalemia have been estimated to occur in about 21% and 3% of hospitalized patients, respectively; though the morbidity and mortality associated with the latter is significantly higher. Potassium is a predominantly intracellular ion and the understanding of its dynamics between intra- and extracellular fluid milieus, along with its handling by the kidneys, is important in the diagnosis and treatment of potassium disorders. This article aims to provide a clinically relevant update on management of potassium disorders for internists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-693
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Association of Physicians of India
Volume56
Issue numberSEPTEMBER
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Potassium
Homeostasis
Intracellular Fluid
Hyperkalemia
Hypokalemia
Extracellular Fluid
Electrolytes
Ions
Morbidity
Kidney
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Hoskote, S. S., Joshi, S. R., & Ghosh, A. (2008). Disorders of potassium homeostasis: Pathophysiology and management. Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 56(SEPTEMBER), 685-693.

Disorders of potassium homeostasis : Pathophysiology and management. / Hoskote, Sumedh S.; Joshi, Shashank R.; Ghosh, Amit.

In: Journal of Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 56, No. SEPTEMBER, 09.2008, p. 685-693.

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Hoskote, SS, Joshi, SR & Ghosh, A 2008, 'Disorders of potassium homeostasis: Pathophysiology and management', Journal of Association of Physicians of India, vol. 56, no. SEPTEMBER, pp. 685-693.
Hoskote, Sumedh S. ; Joshi, Shashank R. ; Ghosh, Amit. / Disorders of potassium homeostasis : Pathophysiology and management. In: Journal of Association of Physicians of India. 2008 ; Vol. 56, No. SEPTEMBER. pp. 685-693.
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