Serum potassium in the crush syndrome victims of the Marmara disaster.


BACKGROUND Hyperkalemia is a major cause of mortality in the patients who suffer from crush syndrome in the aftermath of major earthquakes. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency and effects of hyperkalemia in the 639 victims of catastrophic Marmara earthquake that struck northwestern Turkey, in August 1999. PATIENTS AND METHODS Within the… (More)


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