Electrolyte disorders in community subjects: prevalence and risk factors.

  title={Electrolyte disorders in community subjects: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={George Liamis and Eline M Rodenburg and Albert Hofman and Robert Zietse and Bruno Stricker and Ewout J Hoorn},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={126 3},
BACKGROUND Electrolyte disorders have been studied mainly in hospitalized patients, whereas data in the general population are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of common electrolyte disorders in older subjects recruited from the general population. METHODS A total of 5179 subjects aged 55 years or more were included from the population-based Rotterdam Study. We focused on hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, and hypomagnesemia… CONTINUE READING