Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva.

Translated title of the contribution: Hypokalemic myopathy. Our experience at an intensive care unit

F. Albertario, P. Ceriana, R. Scelsi, P. Geraci, G. Azan, R. V. Dionigi, A. Mapelli

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Abstract

Disturbances of potassium homeostasis are frequently iatrogenic: some drugs, especially diuretics, are sometimes taken without proper electrolyte control and replacement; this can lead to more or less severe hypokalemic states. After some physiopathologic remarks, the Authors report their experience with four patients admitted for severe hypokalemia; the clinical picture was always quite typical: severe muscle weakness (even quadriparesis), cardiac rhythm abnormalities, metabolic alkalosis. A reliable diagnostic tool is muscle biopsy that shows aspects of vacuolar myopathy.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume58
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992

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Alkalosis
Quadriplegia
Hypokalemia
Muscle Weakness
Muscular Diseases
Diuretics
Electrolytes
Intensive Care Units
Potassium
Homeostasis
Biopsy
Muscles
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Vacuolar myopathy

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Albertario, F., Ceriana, P., Scelsi, R., Geraci, P., Azan, G., Dionigi, R. V., & Mapelli, A. (1992). Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva. Minerva Anestesiologica, 58(1-2), 19-25.

Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva. / Albertario, F.; Ceriana, P.; Scelsi, R.; Geraci, P.; Azan, G.; Dionigi, R. V.; Mapelli, A.

In: Minerva Anestesiologica, Vol. 58, No. 1-2, 01.1992, p. 19-25.

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Albertario, F, Ceriana, P, Scelsi, R, Geraci, P, Azan, G, Dionigi, RV & Mapelli, A 1992, 'Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva.', Minerva Anestesiologica, vol. 58, no. 1-2, pp. 19-25.
Albertario F, Ceriana P, Scelsi R, Geraci P, Azan G, Dionigi RV et al. Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva. Minerva Anestesiologica. 1992 Jan;58(1-2):19-25.
Albertario, F. ; Ceriana, P. ; Scelsi, R. ; Geraci, P. ; Azan, G. ; Dionigi, R. V. ; Mapelli, A. / Miopatia ipokaliemica. Nostra esperienza in un reparto di terapia intensiva. In: Minerva Anestesiologica. 1992 ; Vol. 58, No. 1-2. pp. 19-25.
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