David Mintzer

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I. Problem/Condition. Magnesium plays a key role in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) metabolism, calcium and potassium regulation and cardiac and neural conduction. Hypomagnesemia may occur due to either gastrointestinal or renal losses, and is a common finding among critically ill patients and patients with other electrolyte abnormalities. II. Diagnostic Approach A. What is the differential diagnosis…

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