Hyperkalemia in hospitalized patients: causes, adequacy of treatment, and results of an attempt to improve physician compliance with published therapy guidelines.

@article{Acker1998HyperkalemiaIH,
  title={Hyperkalemia in hospitalized patients: causes, adequacy of treatment, and results of an attempt to improve physician compliance with published therapy guidelines.},
  author={Christopher G Acker and Jwoleena P Johnson and Paul M Palevsky and Allison L. Greenberg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 8},
  pages={
          917-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hyperkalemia is a common, potentially life-threatening disorder. Electrocardiograms are considered to be sensitive indicators of the presence of hyperkalemia. Since the treatment of hyperkalemia involves relatively few maneuvers and because its success can be objectively scored, we investigated how physicians manage this disorder and how successful their prescribed therapy is. We also sought to determine whether treatment could be improved by providing the treating physicians with… CONTINUE READING
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