Chapter 56. Potassium Disorders

  1. Donald A. Molony MD1,2 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD3,4
  1. John R. Foringer MD1,2,
  2. Christopher Norris MD1,2 and
  3. Kevin W. Finkel MD1,2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch56

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Foringer, J. R., Norris, C. and Finkel, K. W. (2008) Potassium Disorders, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 4

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391

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Keywords:

  • potassium disorders;
  • hyperkalemia;
  • causes of hyperkalemia;
  • hemodialysis;
  • clinical signs of hypokalemia;
  • goal of therapy for hypokalemia - preventing life-threatening complications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hyperkalemia

  • Hypokalemia

  • References