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Potassium management in pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: can a diet with increased potassium maintain a normal serum potassium without a potassium supplement?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17886626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypokalemia can result from an absence of cellular redistribution accompanied by low serum potassium levels, which can be secondary to inadequate dietary intake, external losses (for example, through the gut or skin), or renal losses. However, low serum potassium secondary to low potassium ingestion usually occurs after an extended period of low oral potassium intake. Also, increased renal potassium excretion can be the result of magnesium deficiency. As compared with pediatric patients on hemodialysis, patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are at increased risk of hypokalemia because of the greater filtration of potassium in PD. At the same time, 90% of pediatric dialysis patients under the age of 8 years are on PD.
Karen F Factor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1197-8554     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Perit Dial     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2007-11-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104803     Medline TA:  Adv Perit Dial     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Renal Research Institute. New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Dietary Supplements*
Hypokalemia / etiology,  therapy*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / blood*,  therapy
Peritoneal Dialysis*
Potassium / blood*
Potassium, Dietary / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Potassium, Dietary; 7440-09-7/Potassium

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