Serum potassium and acid-base parameters in severe dialysis-associated hyperglycemia treated with insulin therapy.

@article{Tzamaloukas2005SerumPA,
  title={Serum potassium and acid-base parameters in severe dialysis-associated hyperglycemia treated with insulin therapy.},
  author={Antonios H Tzamaloukas and Mark R Rohrscheib and Todd S. Ing and Kostas Siamopoulos and C. Qualls and Moses S Elisaf and Dorothy Joan Vanderjagt and Charles T Spalding},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={229-36}
}
We analyzed the changes in serum potassium concentration ([K]) and acid-base parameters in 43 episodes of dialysis-associated hyperglycemia (serum glucose level > 33.3 mmol/L), 22 of which were characterized as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and the remaining 21 as nonketotic hyperglycemia (NKH). All episodes were treated with insulin therapy only. Age, gender, initial and final serum values of glucose, sodium, chloride, tonicity and osmolality did not differ between DKA and NKH. At presentation… CONTINUE READING