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Laura Potasso, Julie Refardt, Irina Chifu, Martin Fassnacht, Wiebke Kristin Fenske, and Mirjam Christ-Crain

and acid-base imbalances following hypertonic saline infusion have been widely described. Specifically, a decrease from baseline plasma potassium levels soon after administration of a bolus ( 4 , 5 , 6 ) and an increase in plasma potassium levels up

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Efstratios Kardalas, Stavroula A Paschou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Gerasimos Siasos, and Andromachi Vryonidou

Introduction Hypokalemia is present when serum levels of potassium are lower than normal. It is a rather common electrolyte disturbance, especially in hospitalized patients, with various causes and sometimes requires urgent medical attention

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Tao Yuan, Lanping Jiang, Chen Chen, Xiaoyan Peng, Min Nie, Xuemei Li, Xiaoping Xing, Xuewang Li, and Limeng Chen

glucose levels, insulin secretion function and insulin sensitivity in GS patients with both healthy subjects and type 2 DM patients and ( 2 ) observe the serum and urine potassium changes after administration of an oral glucose load. Subjects and

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Anna Sjöström, Susanne Rysz, Henrik Sjöström, and Charlotte Höybye

. Regarding other electrolytes and acid-base biomarkers, there are only a few studies published. Low levels of potassium during admission have been associated with poor prognosis and severe disease, but little is known of the dynamics over time in COVID-19

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Marieke S Velema, Evie J M Linssen, Ad R M M Hermus, Hans J M M Groenewoud, Gert-Jan van der Wilt, Antonius E van Herwaarden, Jacques W M Lenders, Henri J L M Timmers, and Jaap Deinum

interfering with aldosterone and/or renin levels were stopped and replaced by non-interfering agents for 4–6 weeks ( 1 ). In case of hypokalemia, potassium supplementation was prescribed. Plasma renin concentration (PRC), PAC and potassium concentration were

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Anna-Pauliina Iivonen, Johanna Känsäkoski, Atte Karppinen, Leena Kivipelto, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti, Auli Karhu, and Taneli Raivio

new predisposing genes would enable earlier detection of pituitary adenomas and therefore improve clinical management of patients. Recently, we showed that two missense mutations in KCNQ1 (potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily Q member 1

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Lachlan Angus, Shalem Leemaqz, Olivia Ooi, Pauline Cundill, Nicholas Silberstein, Peter Locke, Jeffrey D Zajac, and Ada S Cheung

plus additional cyproterone acetate and (c) oestradiol plus additional spironolactone. Other parameters of interest included serum oestradiol concentration, potassium, urea and creatinine, haemoglobin, liver function (alanine transaminase (ALT

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Jan Calissendorff and Henrik Falhammar

complications are more frequent in untreated thyrotoxicosis ( 2 ). Lugol’s solution (LS) was invented in 1829 by the French physician Jean Guillaume August Lugol as a cure for tuberculosis. It is a solution of elemental iodine (5%), potassium iodide (10%) and

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Peng Fan, Chao-Xia Lu, Di Zhang, Kun-Qi Yang, Pei-Pei Lu, Ying Zhang, Xu Meng, Su-Fang Hao, Fang Luo, Ya-Xin Liu, Hui-Min Zhang, Lei Song, Jun Cai, Xue Zhang, and Xian-Liang Zhou

Introduction Over the past two decades, with advances in the understanding of genetic diseases of renal tubular transport defects, there has been greater interest in the importance of potassium in hypertension ( 1 ). Monogenic hypertension

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Daisuke Watanabe, Satoshi Morimoto, Noriko Morishima, and Atsuhiro Ichihara

. Somatic mutations in the potassium channel encoded by the gene KCNJ5 were identified by Choi et al. in 2011 as a candidate causally related to autonomous aldosterone secretion. Two recurrent mutations (G151R and L168R) have been reported to induce