JAMES HOPPER JR.; BRIAN P. O'CONNELL; HELLA R. FLUSS
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Dangerous elevation of serum potassium concentration is most frequently encountered clinically in patients suffering from anuria or oliguria.1, 2, 3In our experience, however, a dangerous rise in serum potassium concentration has been relatively rare. Such an elevation occurred in only six of a group of 15 of our patients with oliguria of three to 17 days' duration. In four of the six patients there were complicating circumstances which we believe were responsible for the high serum potassium levels. In the two remaining patients the high concentration could not be attributed to any factor other than the oliguria.
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HOPPER J, O'CONNELL BP, FLUSS HR. SERUM POTASSIUM PATTERNS IN ANURIA AND OLIGURIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:935–954. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-5-935
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(5):935-954.
Nephrology, Urological Disorders.
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