About usefulness of kalemia monitoring after blunt liver trauma

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Abstract

Background. The aim of this study is to investigate the evidence of hypokalemia as a suitable parameter for therapeutic decision making after severe blunt liver trauma. Methods. We reviewed the medical records of 11 patients (9 M, 2 F, mean age 32 years) admitted to San Matteo Hospital of Pavia between 2007-2009. All of them were victims of road accidents hospitalized for blunt liver injury and submitted to surgery. Results. Hypokalemia was observed in 7/11 (63.6%) patients during the preoperative period (mean value 2.91mEq/L). Serum potassium concentration normalized in all patients at the 7th postoperative day only (P

Original languageEnglish
Article number279708
JournalHPB Surgery
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Surgery

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