Journal article

Serum potassium in chronic kidney disease: prevalence, patient characteristics and clinical outcomes.

Elizabeth M Brookes, Jonathan Snider, Graeme K Hart, Raymond Robbins, David A Power

Internal Medicine Journal | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Abnormalities in serum potassium are a well-known complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but little is known about their impact on inpatient outcomes. To better understand the role of dyskalaemia in hospital in-patients, we assessed the epidemiology of potassium disorders among CKD patients, and the association between admission potassium and inpatient mortality or intensive care unit (ICU) requirement. METHODS: This retrospective hospital-based cohort study (n = 11 156) included patients with eGFR<60 mL/min/1.73m2 admitted to Austin Health between 2014 and 2018 and who had an admission potassium value. Dialysis patients or those with a renal transplant were exclude..

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