Development of ionized hypomagnesemia is associated with higher mortality rates.

@article{Soliman2003DevelopmentOI,
  title={Development of ionized hypomagnesemia is associated with higher mortality rates.},
  author={Hosam M Soliman and Dany Mercan and Suzana S M Lobo and Christian M{\'e}lot and J K Vincent},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={1082-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have shown a wide variation in the prevalence of total serum hypomagnesemia in intensive are unit (ICU) patients and in associated mortality rates. As the ionized part of magnesium is the active portion, we sought to define the prevalence of ionized hypomagnesemia in critically ill patients and to evaluate its relationship with organ dysfunction, length of stay, and mortality. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING A 31-bed, medical-surgical, university… CONTINUE READING
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