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Hypokalaemia and paralysis.
A patient with a severe degree of hypokalaemia (1.8 mmol/l) and paralysis was brought to the emergency department. Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis was an unlikely diagnosis, because an acid-baseExpand
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Bolus Administration of Intravenous Glucose in the Treatment of Hyperkalemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Hyperkalemia is a common medical emergency that may result in serious cardiac arrhythmias. Standard therapy with insulin plus glucose reliably lowers the serum potassium concentrationExpand
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An efficient approach to improve the usability of e-learning resources: the role of heuristic evaluation.
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We investigated whether heuristic evaluation of our multimedia e-learning resource by a panel of experts would be an effective and efficient alternative to testing with end users. Expand
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Effect of improving the usability of an e-learning resource: a randomized trial.
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We conducted a usability evaluation of our multimedia e-learning resource, followed by fixing of all problems identified, would translate into improvements in usability parameters and learning by medical residents. Expand
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A renal registry for Africa: first steps
There is a dearth of data on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Africa. Several national renal registries have been established but have not been sustainable because of resource limitations. TheExpand
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Acute hyponatraemia and 'ecstasy': insights from a quantitative and integrative analysis.
A 20-year-old woman attended a 'rave party' where she took the drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, 'ecstasy'). She had used this drug previously without serious adverse effects. On thisExpand
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Development and evaluation of a multimedia e-learning resource for electrolyte and acid-base disorders.
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This article reports on the development and evaluation of a Web-based application that provides instruction and hands-on practice in managing electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Expand
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An unusual cause for ketoacidosis.
A 22-year-old male developed a severe degree of metabolic acidosis (plasma pH 7.20, bicarbonate 8 mmol/l), with a large increase in the plasma anion gap (26 mEq/l). Ketoacidosis was suspected becauseExpand
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Quality of life in patients on chronic dialysis in South Africa: a comparative mixed methods study
BackgroundThe increasing prevalence of treated end-stage renal disease and low transplant rates in Africa leads to longer durations on dialysis. Dialysis should not only be aimed at prolonging livesExpand
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Hypercalcaemia and metabolic alkalosis with betel nut chewing: emphasis on its integrative pathophysiology.
BACKGROUND Events in the gastrointestinal tract that might contribute to a high absorption of calcium were simulated in vitro to evaluate why only a small proportion of individuals who ingestExpand
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