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Drugs hypokalemia

Gouranga Santra, Rudrajit Paul, Avik Karak, Somnath Mukhopadhay
A 22 year-old lady with multi-drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis was on Kanamycin, Cycloserine, Ethionamide, Pyrazinamide and Moxifloxacin since more than two months. She presented with muscle cramps and carpopedal spasm. Investigation revealed hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis. She also had hypomagnesemia, hypochloremia and hypocalciuria. Serum urea and creatinine levels were normal. Patient was treated with intravenous and oral potassium chloride. Kanamycin was stopped. Metabolic alkalosis and hypokalemia improved gradually over one month...
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sarah Hoss, Yair Elizur, David Luria, Andre Keren, Chaim Lotan, Israel Gotsman
Potassium levels are often abnormal in patients with heart failure (HF) and have a detrimental effect on clinical outcome. We evaluated potassium levels in a real-world cohort of patients with HF and its effect on mortality. All patients with a diagnosis of HF at a health maintenance organization were evaluated and followed for cardiac-related hospitalizations and death. The cohort consisted of 6,073 patients with HF. Mean potassium levels were 4.57 ± 0.53 mmol/L. Most patients (68%) had potassium levels in the normal range (4...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Sourav Chakraborty, Saugata Ghosh, Avishek Banerjea, Radha Raman De, Avijit Hazra, Swapan Kumar Mandal
OBJECTIVES: To study medicine prescribing pattern for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on maintenance hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in hemodialysis unit of a teaching hospital with adult CKD patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Patients' clinical profile, drug-use pattern, and medication-related problem data were captured in a structured case report form and the data were analyzed descriptively. Adherence level was assessed by Morisky Medication-Taking Adherence Scale 4-item...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Eun Young Choi, Youngouk Ro, Jong-Wook Choi, Chong Myung Kang, Gheun-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Cicletanine is an antihypertensive agent with vasorelaxant and diuretic properties. It has been widely used in European countries; however, cicletanine-associated electrolyte disturbances have yet to be defined. We investigated cicletanine-induced hyponatremia and hypokalemia in kidney transplant patients. METHODS: Data from a total of 68 kidney transplant recipients who were treated for hypertension with cicletanine were retrospectively analyzed. Cicletanine-induced hyponatremia and hypokalemia were defined as serum sodium < 135 mmol/L and potassium < 3...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Gian Paolo Rossi
Primary aldosteronism (PA) involves more than 11% of patients referred to specialized hypertension centers and, therefore, is much more common than commonly held. Moreover, it causes a damage to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys, which translates into a high rate of cardiovascular events, in excess to the degree of blood pressure raise. Along with the notion that a timely diagnosis entails a fundamental step for the choice of an appropriate therapy, which can correct the arterial hypertension and the hypokalemia, this justifies efforts to search for PA in the majority of the patients with hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Lin Shi
According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Behrooz Heydari, Hossein Khalili, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mohammad Taghi Beig-Mohammadi, Mostafa Mohammadi
Aminoglycosides are still widely used for treatment of gram-negative sepsis in critically ill patients. The most reported electrolyte abnormalities related to these drugs are hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalcemia.In this study potential benefit of atorvastatin in prevention of amikacin-induced electrolytes imbalances has been evaluated. In this trial 44 patients were assigned to the atorvastatin or placebo group based on the simple randomization method. Atorvastatin group received amikacinwith dose of 15 mg/kg/day in two equal divided doses every 12 h as intravenous infusion during 30 min and atorvastatin 40 mg tablet as daily oral dose for 7 days...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Bharath Rajagopalan, Zubair Shah, Deepika Narasimha, Ashish Bhatia, Chee H Kim, Donald F Switzer, Gregory H Gudleski, Anne B Curtis
BACKGROUND: Low serum magnesium (Mg) levels are associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Some studies have shown a benefit of Mg in facilitating pharmacological cardioversion. The role of an intravenous infusion of Mg alone in facilitating electric cardioversion is not clear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled patients with atrial fibrillation who were scheduled for electric cardioversion...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Mukund A Prabhu, Narayanan Namboodiri, Srinivas Prasad Bv, S P Abhilash, Anees Thajudeen, Kumar V K Ajith
BACKGROUND: Electrical storm (ES) is a life threatening emergency. There is little data available regarding acute outcome of ES. AIMS: The study aimed to analyze the acute outcome of ES, various treatment modalities used, and the factors associated with mortality. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study involving patients admitted with ES at our centre between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/2013. RESULTS: 41 patients (mean age 54...
November 2015: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Michelle A Hieger, Michael P Emswiler, Kevin F Maskell, John T Sentz, Kristin B Miller, Carl E Wolf, Kirk L Cumpston, Brandon K Wills
BACKGROUND: Adulteration of drugs of abuse may be done to increase profits. Some adulterants are relatively innocuous and others result in significant toxicity. Clenbuterol is a β2-adrenergic agonist with veterinary uses that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use. It is an infrequently reported heroin adulterant. We describe a cluster of hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed clenbuterol exposure resulting in serious clinical effects. CASE SERIES: Ten patients presented with unexpected symptoms shortly after heroin use...
September 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kamal Kant Sahu, Arjun Datt Law, Nidhi Jain, Alka Khadwal, Vikas Suri, Pankaj Malhotra, Subhash Chander Varma
A-14-year old boy, presented with a short history of excessive thirst and increased urine output. Clinical examination showed pallor, generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. For evaluation of his polyuric state he underwent routine laboratory investigations, including renal function test, acid-base studies, urine analysis. Blood tests suggested hypokalemia, hypouricemia, hypocalcemia and hyperchloremia with normal liver and kidney function tests. The arterial blood gas analysis was suggestive of normal anion gap metabolic acidosis...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Yumiko Takao, Yutaka Takaoka, Aki Sugano, Hitoaki Sato, Yasushi Motoyama, Mika Ohta, Takashi Nishimoto, Satoshi Mizobuchi
Shakuyaku-kanzo-to (Shao-Yao-Gan-Cao-Tang) is a Kampo medicine, which is known to be effective against muscle cramps as well as crampy pain in the gastrointestinal smooth muscle and skeletal muscle. However, glycyrrhizin in this medicine also causes adverse drug reactions such as hypokalemia, hypertension, and edema. We analyzed the therapeutic efficacy of Shakuyaku-kanzo-to for painful muscle cramps associated with lumbar spinal stenosis and clarified its minimum effective dose. 58 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and painful muscle cramps were included...
2016: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
Alexander J Scott, Adrian J Dunlop, Amanda Brown, Craig Sadler, Geoffrey K Isbister
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Drug induced QT prolongation occurs in patients with substance use disorders from prescription medications that prolong the QT, such as methadone. Knowing the prevalence of QT prolongation in this population is important for prescribers. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of QT prolongation in patients with current substance use disorders. DESIGN AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of electrocardiograms (ECG) from patients with substance use disorders from an urban general hospital with a large drug and alcohol service and toxicology unit...
May 30, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Review
James E Tisdale
Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a life-threatening arrhythmia associated with prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval on the electrocardiogram. More than 100 drugs available in Canada, including widely used antibiotics, antidepressants, cardiovascular drugs and many others, may cause QTc interval prolongation and TdP. Risk factors for TdP include QTc interval >500 ms, increase in QTc interval ≥60 ms from the pretreatment value, advanced age, female sex, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, bradycardia, treatment with diuretics and elevated plasma concentrations of QTc interval-prolonging drugs due to drug interactions, inadequate dose adjustment of renally eliminated drugs in patients with kidney disease and rapid intravenous administration...
May 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
Khaldoun Almhanna, Thea Kalebic, Cristina Cruz, Jason E Faris, David P Ryan, Jung Ah Jung, Tim Wyant, Adedigbo Fasanmade, Wells A Messersmith, Jordi Rodon
PURPOSE: To assess the safety, tolerability, and preliminary antitumor activity of the investigational anti-GCC antibody-drug conjugate TAK-264 (formerly MLN0264) in adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Adult patients with GCC-expressing gastrointestinal malignancies (H-score {greater than or equal to}10) were eligible for inclusion. TAK-264 was administered as a 30-minute IV infusion once every 3 weeks for up to 17 cycles...
May 13, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Ester Landau, Laurence Amar
Hypertension (HT) is a complication of 8% of all pregnancies and 10% of HT cases are due to primary aldosteronism (PA). There is very little data on PA and pregnancy. Given the changes in the renin angiotensin system during pregnancy, the diagnosis of PA is difficult to establish during gestation. It may be suspected in hypertensive patients with hypokalemia. A comprehensive literature review identified reports covering 40 pregnancies in patients suffering from PA. Analysis of these cases shows them to be high-risk pregnancies leading to maternal and fetal complications...
June 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
Akhil Narang, Cevher Ozcan
Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a fatal polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in association with congenital or acquired QT prolongation. Concomitant electrolyte disturbances and drugs potentiate the development of TdP. We describe a severe case of refractory TdP in the setting of methadone, cocaine, hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia. The successful treatment was achieved with the administration of magnesium, isoproterenol, and electrolyte replacement.
May 6, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Connie Lee Batlevi, Yvette Kasamon, R Gregory Bociek, Peter Lee, Lia Gore, Amanda Copeland, Rachel Sorensen, Peter Ordentlich, Scott Cruickshank, Lori Kunkel, Daniela Buglio, Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, Anas Younes
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma treatment is evolving rapidly with high response rates from antibody-drug conjugates targeting CD30 and immune checkpoint antibodies. However, most patients do not achieve a complete response, therefore development of novel therapies is warranted to improve patient outcomes. In this phase II study, patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma were treated with entinostat, an isoform selective histone deacetylase inhibitor. Forty-nine patients were enrolled: 33 patients on Schedule A (10 or 15 mg oral entinostat once every other week); 16 patients on Schedule B (15 mg oral entinostat once weekly in 3 of 4 weeks)...
August 2016: Haematologica
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