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Episode Info: A Curbsiders classic with a fresh intro by Hannah Abrams @hannahRabrams (soon to be MD)! Master the management of hyperkalemia with tools, tips and tactics from @kidney_boy, Joel Topf MD, Chief of Nephrology @KashlakHospital. We cover: common causes of hyperkalemia; the U-shaped curve of potassium levels and mortality; albuterol nebs; how to safely use insulin; potassium binding resins and colonic necrosis; Does it make sense to give loop diuretics and fluids?; Should we be using fludrocortisone?; Plus, answers to all your questions about a high potassium diet and oral potassium supplements! Join us for Dr Topf’s masterful insights on hyperkalemia and potassium homeostasis. Get deeper into potassium physiology with a FREE pdf copy of Joel’s book The Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Companion here. Show Notes | Subscribe | Spotify | Schwag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | Sponsor ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 April 23-25th in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Convention Center. Early bird rates are available through January 31, 2020. Don’t forget to use the code: IMCURB20 Credits Written, edited and produced by: Matthew Watto MD, FACP Intro: Hannah R Abrams Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP; Stuart Brigham MD Infographic and Cover Art: Matthew Watto MD, FACP Guest: Joel Topf MD Time Stamps 00:00 Sponsor -ACP’s IM Meeting 2020 in LA 00:28 Disclaimer, intro and guest bio 03:00 Guest one-liner Picks of the week* —Peloton indoor bike; The Nice Guys (film) by Shane Black; Forgotten Anne (PS4 videogame), “your local library” 09:00 Sponsor -ACP’s IM Meeting 2020 in LA 09:55 Clinical case of hyperkalemia; discussion of pseudohyperkalemia 17:00 Hyperkalemia and the EKG 20:31 Threshold for treatment of hyperkalemia 24:20 Use of telemetry and the U-shaped curve for potassium and mortality 27:11 Choice of therapy for acute hyperkalemia 30:13 Albuterol for hyperkalemia 31:24 First rule out urinary obstruction and hyperglycemia; Use of IV insulin and dextrose and frequency of monitoring 36:44 Loop diuretics plus fluid; Distal sodium delivery and potassium handling in the nephron 40:10 Fludrocortisone for hyperkalemia 42:05 Calcium for elevated potassium 45:43 SPS, potassium binding resin 49:43 Risks of SPS (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) and colonic necrosis 55:28 Sodium bicarbonate for acute and chronic hyperkalemia 58:00 Back to the case; TMP-SMX, ace inhibitors (or ARBs) and hyperkalemia 60:05 Threshold for admission; Diet and potassium 62:52 Treatment of chronic hyperkalemia and a bit more on high potassium foods 65:45 Patiromer and sodium zirconium 68:51 Loop diuretics and empiric potassium supplementation 71:12 Can diet alone be used to treat HYPOkalemia? 72:26 Take home points 74:40 NephMadness is coming! March 2019 76:53 Outro 78:00 Stuart’s shares a few puns *The Curbsiders participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means ...
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