Electrolyte disturbances associated with commonly prescribed medications in the intensive care unit.

@article{Buckley2010ElectrolyteDA,
  title={Electrolyte disturbances associated with commonly prescribed medications in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Mitchell S. Buckley and Jaclyn M Leblanc and Michael J. Cawley},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 6 Suppl},
  pages={S253-64}
}
Electrolyte imbalances are common in critically ill patients. Although multiple disease states typically encountered in the intensive care unit may be responsible for the development of electrolyte disorders, medications may contribute to these disturbances as well. Medications can interfere with the absorption of electrolytes, alter hormonal responses affecting homeostasis, as well as directly impact organ function responsible for maintaining electrolyte balance. The focus on this review is to… CONTINUE READING
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