Hypophosphatemia in the emergency department therapeutics.

  title={Hypophosphatemia in the emergency department therapeutics.},
  author={Donald W Miller and Corey M. Slovis},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={18 4},
Although hypophosphatemia is relatively uncommon, it may be seen in anywhere from 20% to 80% of patients who present to the ED with alcoholic emergencies, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and sepsis. Severe hypophosphatemia, as defined by a serum level below 1.0 mg/dL, may cause acute respiratory failure, myocardial depression, or seizures. Because hypophosphatemia is not as often treated by ED physicians, becoming familiar with a single intravenous phosphate solution and specific guidelines for… CONTINUE READING


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