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Á Hernáez, J F Delgado, J Cinca, F Fernández-Avilés, J Marrugat
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hyperkalaemia (K+ levels≥5.5mmol/L) is a severe ion imbalance that occurs in patients who have heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and increases the risk of ventricular fibrillation. Given that there are no estimates on the number of patients with this complication, the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and incidence of hyperkalaemia in patients with HFrEF in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Based on a systematic literature search and through a meta-analysis, we calculated an HFrEF prevalence of ≤40% in the European and U...
February 26, 2018: Revista Clínica Española
Adamasco Cupisti, Csaba P Kovesdy, Claudia D'Alessandro, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Whereas the adequate intake of potassium is relatively high in healthy adults, i.e., 4.7 g per day, a dietary potassium restriction of usually less than 3 g per day is recommended in the management of patients with reduced kidney function, especially those who tend to develop hyperkalaemia including patients who are treated with angiotensin pathway modulators. Most potassium-rich foods are considered heart-healthy nutrients with high fibre, high anti-oxidant vitamins and high alkali content such as fresh fruits and vegetables; hence, the main challenge of dietary potassium management is to maintain high fibre intake and a low net fixed-acid load, because constipation and metabolic acidosis are per se major risk factors for hyperkalaemia...
February 25, 2018: Nutrients
Lars H Lund, Bertram Pitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
Elizabeth Crellin, Kathryn E Mansfield, Clémence Leyrat, Dorothea Nitsch, Ian J Douglas, Adrian Root, Elizabeth Williamson, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
OBJECTIVE: To determine if trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, hyperkalaemia, or sudden death in the general population. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: UK electronic primary care records from practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to the Hospital Episode Statistics database. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 65 and over with a prescription for trimethoprim, amoxicillin, cefalexin, ciprofloxacin, or nitrofurantoin prescribed up to three days after a primary care diagnosis of UTI between April 1997 and September 2015...
February 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Noemi Bruno, Gianfranco Sinagra, Stefania Paolillo, Alice Bonomi, Ugo Corrà, Massimo Piepoli, Fabrizio Veglia, Elisabetta Salvioni, Rocco Lagioia, Marco Metra, Giuseppe Limongelli, Gaia Cattadori, Angela B Scardovi, Valentina Carubelli, Domenico Scrutino, Roberto Badagliacca, Marco Guazzi, Rosa Raimondo, Piero Gentile, Damiano Magrì, Michele Correale, Gianfranco Parati, Federica Re, Mariantonietta Cicoira, Maria Frigerio, Maurizio Bussotti, Carlo Vignati, Fabrizio Oliva, Alessandro Mezzani, Giuseppe Vergaro, Andrea Di Lenarda, Claudio Passino, Susanna Sciomer, Giuseppe Pacileo, Roberto Ricci, Mauro Contini, Anna Apostolo, Pietro Palermo, Massimo Mapelli, Cosimo Carriere, Francesco Clemenza, Simone Binno, Romualdo Belardinelli, Carlo Lombardi, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Michele Emdin, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
AIMS: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) have been demonstrated to improve outcomes in reduced ejection fraction heart failure (HFrEF) patients. However, MRAs added to conventional treatment may lead to worsening of renal function and hyperkalaemia. We investigated, in a population-based analysis, the long-term effects of MRA treatment in HFrEF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed data of 6046 patients included in the Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Index score dataset...
February 4, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Eirini Palaka, Saoirse Leonard, Amy Buchanan-Hughes, Anna Bobrowska, Bryony Langford, Susan Grandy
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can be managed with pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. With the recent development of new hyperkalaemia treatments, new information on safe and effective management of hyperkalaemia has emerged. OBJECTIVES: This systematic literature review (SLR) aimed to identify all relevant comparative and non-comparative clinical data on management of hyperkalaemia in adults. Our secondary aim was to assess the feasibility of quantitatively comparing randomised controlled trial (RCT) data on the novel treatment sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS) and established pharmacological treatments for the non-emergency management of hyperkalaemia, such as the cation-exchangers sodium/calcium polystyrene sulphonate (SPS/CPS)...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Bertram Pitt, David A Bushinsky, Dalane W Kitzman, Frank Ruschitzka, Marco Metra, Gerasimos Filippatos, Patrick Rossignol, Charles Du Mond, Dahlia Garza, Lance Berman, Mitja Lainscak
AIMS: Hyperkalaemia risk precludes optimal renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor use in patients with heart failure (HF), particularly those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed potassium (K+ )-binding polymer approved for the treatment of hyperkalaemia. In PEARL-HF, patiromer 25.2 g (fixed dose) prevented hyperkalaemia in HF patients with or without CKD initiating spironolactone. The current study evaluated the effectiveness of a lower starting dose of patiromer (16...
January 25, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Polly Taylor, Caroline Prymak, John Hird, Sophie Adamantos, Paul MacFarlane, Will McFadzean
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January 20, 2018: Veterinary Record
Sanjay Vikrant, Anupam Parashar
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after multiple Hymenoptera stings is well known but still a rare phenomenon. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of the clinicopathological spectrum of AKI due to multiple Hymenoptera stings over 13 years (July 2003-June 2016). Results: A total of 35 patients were diagnosed with AKI due to multiple Hymenoptera stings. The mean age of the patients was 44.7 ± 17.4 years and the majority (60%) were men...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Joost C Beusekamp, Jasper Tromp, Haye H van der Wal, Stefan D Anker, John G Cleland, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Pim van der Harst, Hans L Hillege, Chim C Lang, Marco Metra, Leong L Ng, Piotr Ponikowski, Nilesh J Samani, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalaemia is a common co-morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Whether it affects the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and thereby negatively impacts outcome is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association between potassium and uptitration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) and its association with outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 2516 patients from the BIOSTAT-CHF study, potassium levels were available in 1666 patients with HFrEF...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
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Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which there is an abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.1,2 Cation-exchange resins (e.g. calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate) that bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract to increase faecal elimination have been used as part of the management of hyperkalaemia but they have some serious adverse effects, including potentially fatal gastrointestinal necrosis.3,4 Patiromer (▼Veltassa - Vifor Fresenius) is a cation-exchange polymer that is licensed for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults and, unlike other exchange resins, its licence is not restricted to people with anuria, severe oliguria or those requiring or undergoing dialysis...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
S J Dickson, K A Clay, M Adam, C Ardley, M S Bailey, D S Burns, A T Cox, D G Craig, M Espina, G Fitchett, J Grindrod, D E Hinsley, S Horne, E Hutley, A M Johnston, R L C Kao, L E Lamb, S Lewis, D Marion, A J Moore, T C Nicholson-Roberts, A Phillips, J Praught, P S Rees, I Schoonbaert, T Trinick, D R Wilson, A J Simpson, D Wang, M K O'Shea, T E Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist describing supportive care management, laboratory abnormalities and outcomes in patients with EVD (Ebola virus disease) in West Africa. We report data which constitute the first description of the provision of enhanced EVD case management protocols in a West African setting. METHODS: Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected by retrospective review of clinical and laboratory records of patients with confirmed EVD admitted between 5 November 2014 and 30 June 2015...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
Anamika Adwaney, David W Randall, Mark J Blunden, John R Prowle, Christopher J Kirwan
Background: Kidney transplant recipients often receive large volumes of intravenous fluid replacement in the peri-operative period. Administration of 0.9% saline has previously been associated with acidosis, hyperkalaemia and acute kidney injury. The perioperative use of physiologically balanced replacement fluids may reduce the incidence of post-operative renal replacement therapy and hyperkalaemia. Methods: A retrospective review of consecutive renal transplants before and after a change in perioperative fluid prescription from 0...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Florian M Trefz, Ingrid Lorenz
Hyperkalaemia is a clinically relevant electrolyte imbalance in neonatal diarrhoeic calves which was previously associated with severe dehydration and acidaemia. The present study assessed the association of plasma potassium (cK) with serum aldosterone and insulin concentrations, since these hormones are involved in the regulation of potassium homeostasis. Serum aldosterone (rs =0.62), but not insulin concentrations (rs =0.22) were closely correlated to cK in 123 hospitalised neonatal diarrhoeic calves. Median values for serum aldosterone concentrations in 38 hyperkalaemic calves (cK>5...
December 2017: Veterinary Journal
Shufang Fu, Xin Wen, Fei Han, Yin Long, Gaosi Xu
The efficacy and safety of aliskiren combination therapy with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease remains attractive attention. We searched the Cochrane Central Register, the Clinical Trials Registry, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed for relevant literatures up to January 2017. A total of 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 12222 patients were included in this study, and the combined results indicated that aliskiren in combination therapy with ACEIs or ARBs had remarkable effects in reducing systolic blood pressure (SBP) [weighted mean differences (WMD), -4...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
Hongzhi Liu, Hongxing Luo, Suqin Wang, Cong Zhang, Jialiang Hao, Chuanyu Gao
Objective: To systematically review and synthesize the currently available evidence of aliskiren for the treatment of heart failure. Materials and Methods: We systematically searched the Cochrane, Embase and PubMed databases to identify the randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the effects of aliskiren on heart failure. Data were synthesized with random effects model and presented in forest plot. Publication bias was evaluated with funnel plot. Heterogeneity was evaluated with Begg's test and Egger's test...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
Roberto Christian Cerrud-Rodriguez, Diego Alcaraz-Alvarez, Brian Bobby Chiong, Abdurhman Ahmed
We present the case report of an 80-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease stage G5 admitted to the hospital with fluid overload and hyperkalaemia. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS, Kayexalate) in sorbitol suspension was given orally to treat her hyperkalaemia, which precipitated an episode of SPS in sorbitol-induced ischaemic colitis with the subsequent complication of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bacteraemia. SPS (Kayexalate) in sorbitol suspension has been implicated in the development of intestinal necrosis...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
L Weinberg, L Harris, R Bellomo, F L Ierino, D Story, G Eastwood, M Collins, L Churilov, P F Mount
Background: Administration of saline in renal transplantation is associated with hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis, but the effect of normal saline (NS) on the risk of hyperkalaemia or postoperative graft function is uncertain. Methods: We compared NS with Plasma-Lyte 148® (PL) given during surgery and for 48 h after surgery in patients undergoing deceased donor renal transplantation. The primary outcome was hyperkalaemia within 48 h after surgery. Secondary outcomes were need for hyperkalaemia treatment, change in acid-base status, and graft function...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Philippe Chauveau, Michel Aparicio, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Katrina Campbell, Xu Hong, Lina Johansson, Anne Kolko, Pablo Molina, Siren Sezer, Christoph Wanner, Pieter M Ter Wee, Daniel Teta, Denis Fouque, Juan J Carrero
Traditional dietary management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) focuses on the quantity within the diet of energy and protein, and the restriction of single micronutrients, with little mention of dietary quality. Dietary patterns that are more plant-based, lower in meat (including processed meat), sodium and refined sugar, and have a higher content of grains and fibres are now included in multiple clinical guidelines for chronic disease prevention. The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been associated with reduced cardiovascular disease incidence in both observational and interventional studies...
July 2, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Å B Saevik, A-K Åkerman, K Grønning, I Nermoen, S F Valland, T E Finnes, M Isaksson, P Dahlqvist, R Bergthorsdottir, O Ekwall, J Skov, B G Nedrebø, A-L Hulting, J Wahlberg, J Svartberg, C Höybye, I H Bleskestad, A P Jørgensen, O Kämpe, M Øksnes, S Bensing, E S Husebye
BACKGROUND: Early detection of autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) is important as delay in diagnosis may result in a life-threatening adrenal crisis and death. The classical clinical picture of untreated AAD is well-described, but methodical investigations are scarce. OBJECTIVE: Perform a retrospective audit of patient records with the aim of identifying biochemical markers for early diagnosis of AAD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre retrospective study including 272 patients diagnosed with AAD at hospitals in Norway and Sweden during 1978-2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
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