Management of severe hyperkalemia

@article{Weisberg2008ManagementOS,
  title={Management of severe hyperkalemia},
  author={Lawrence S. Weisberg},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={3246-3251}
}
  • L. Weisberg
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
Background and Objectives:Hyperkalemia is one of the few potentially lethal electrolyte disturbances. Prompt recognition and expeditious treatment of severe hyperkalemia are expected to save lives. This review is intended to provide intensivists and other interested clinicians with an understanding of the pathophysiology that underlies hyperkalemia, and a rational approach to its management. Methods:This article reviews and analyzes literature relevant to the pathophysiology and management of… 

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