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Hyperkalemia: What Your Patients Need to Know

How much do your patients know about the dangers of high potassium levels in the body? They may know that potassium is good for you, or that you need specific levels of it in the blood, but they may not know the effects of high potassium, or hyperkalemia. As their healthcare professional, how can you educate them on the dangers of hyperkalemia?

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Acute Kidney Injury Associated With COVID-19 Illness

A 63-year-old man with past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia was hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia after being diagnosed with COVID-19 10 days before. He was improving initially, but a few days prior to admission, he experienced worsening shortness of breath and generalized myalgia. Upon presentation, he was hypoxic and required high flow…

A Young Woman With Elevated Creatinine and Uric Acid

A 22-year-old Vietnamese woman was referred to the nephrology clinic for evaluation of elevated creatinine that was incidentally found on a laboratory check. She had a history of papillary thyroid cancer treated with a left thyroid lobectomy in 2017. She was currently in remission. She was found to have had hyperuricemia since high school. She said…

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