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Takuhiro Sonoyama, Masakatsu Sone, Naohisa Tamura, Kyoko Honda, Daisuke Taura, Katsutoshi Kojima, Yorihide Fukuda, Naotetsu Kanamoto, Masako Miura, Akihiro Yasoda, Hiroshi Arai, Hiroshi Itoh, and Kazuwa Nakao

Introduction Aldosterone secretion from the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal glands is controlled by several factors. Among these, angiotensin II (AII) and potassium are the two principal secretagogues for aldosterone (1) . Both of these factors are

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Yen Kheng Tan, Yu Heng Kwan, David Choon Liang Teo, Marieke Velema, Jaap Deinum, Pei Ting Tan, Meifen Zhang, Joan Joo Ching Khoo, Wann Jia Loh, Linsey Gani, Thomas F J King, Eberta Jun Hui Tan, Shui Boon Soh, Vanessa Shu Chuan Au, Tunn Lin Tay, Lily Mae Quevedo Dacay, Keng Sin Ng, Kang Min Wong, Andrew Siang Yih Wong, Foo Cheong Ng, Tar Choon Aw, Yvonne Hui Bin Chan, Khim Leng Tong, Sheldon Shao Guang Lee, Siang Chew Chai, and Troy Hai Kiat Puar

weeks in most patients, while potassium-sparing diuretics were discontinued for at least 6 weeks in all patients. Hypokalaemia, if present, was corrected with potassium supplementation, aiming for serum potassium ≥ 3.5 mmol/L before hormone measurements

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Kristin Viste, Marianne A Grytaas, Melissa D Jørstad, Dag E Jøssang, Eivind N Høyden, Solveig S Fotland, Dag K Jensen, Kristian Løvås, Hrafnkell Thordarson, Bjørg Almås, and Gunnar Mellgren

patients had been diagnosed with hypertension several years before AVS was carried out. The prevalence of hypokalemia, as defined by serum potassium values below the reference limits or use of oral potassium supplements, was higher than what has been

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Zi-Di Xu, Wei Zhang, Min Liu, Huan-Min Wang, Pei-Pei Hui, Xue-Jun Liang, Jie Yan, Yu-Jun Wu, Yan-Mei Sang, Cheng Zhu, and Gui-Chen Ni

KCNJ11 genes is the most common and most serious type of CHI. Most patients with K ATP -CHI are characterized by abnormalities of potassium channels, are ineffective in the treatment of diazoxide, and need to undergo 18F-L-DOPA PET scan for the

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Henghai Huang, Qijian Ding, Xiaocao Lin, Delin Li, Jingjing Zeng, and Weijin Fu

histories were analysed. All patients were assessed for adrenal function, including (i) serum potassium; (ii) plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol (08:00, 16:00 and 12:00 h); (iii) 24-h urinary free cortisol; (iv) plasma renin and aldosterone

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Marianne C Astor, Kristian Løvås, Anette S B Wolff, Bjørn Nedrebø, Eirik Bratland, Jon Steen-Johnsen, and Eystein S Husebye

potassium-sparing effects of amiloride. Review and recent findings . Magnesium 1984 3 274 – 288 . 28 Ryan MP . Magnesium and potassium-sparing diuretics . Magnesium 1986 5 282 – 292 . 29 Murdoch DL Forrest G Davies DL McInnes GT . A

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Wiebke Arlt and the Society for Endocrinology Clinical Committee

drop Take drug history (glucocorticoids?) Bloods: Sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine Full blood counts TSH, fT 4 (hyperthyroidism can trigger adrenal crisis; acute adrenal insufficiency can increase TSH due to loss of inhibitory control of

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Luchuan Li, Baoyuan Li, Bin Lv, Weili Liang, Binbin Zhang, Qingdong Zeng, Andrew G Turner, and Lei Sheng

, osteoporosis, pathological fracture, pancreatitis, etc.), laboratory blood analyses within 1 week prior to surgery (PTH, calcium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), albumin, phosphorus, potassium, alkaline phosphatase (AKP), creatinine (Cr), blood urea nitrogen

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Marianne Aa Grytaas, Kjersti Sellevåg, Hrafnkell B Thordarson, Eystein S Husebye, Kristian Løvås, and Terje H Larsen

–6) 0 3 (0–6) Biochemistry  Hypokalaemia ( n )** 14 7  Lowest s-potassium measured (mmol/L) 3.0 (2.3–3.7) 3.6 (2.5–4.0)  S-potassium (mmol/L) 3.3 (2.8–4.4) 4.3 (3.8–5.3) 3.7 (3

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S E Baldeweg, S Ball, A Brooke, H K Gleeson, M J Levy, M Prentice, J Wass, and the Society for Endocrinology Clinical Committee

measurement of serum sodium, potassium and renal function. We recommend that patients with hypernatraemia should be managed as a medical emergency with a level 2–3 care or equivalent high dependency setting. Patients with CDI may not be polyuric at