Body and Serum Potassium in Liver Disease

@inproceedings{Casey1965BodyAS,
  title={Body and Serum Potassium in Liver Disease},
  author={T H Casey and William H. J. Summerskill and Reginald G. Bickford and John W. Rosevear},
  year={1965}
}
Summary The hepatic coma syndrome is significantly associated with elevation of arterial ammonia and an alkaline extracellular pH, which were also related. By contrast, depletion of body potassium was not related to the presence of neuropsychiatric changes, nor could it be related to the presence of extracellular alkalosis. In sequential studies, improvement or deterioration in the electroencephalographic findings, arterial ammonia concentrations, and body stores of potassium usually coincided… CONTINUE READING

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