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Hyperkalemia management: When GPs should call a dietitian

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in

    Australia. Approximately one in 10 people1 live

    with the condition, and one in three is at risk

    of developing CKD.2 Excretion of potassium is

    a key function of the kidney; when a person’s

    kidney function declines, it is likely their GP

    will observe persistent high serum potassium

    readings (hyperkalemia).

    What dietary advice is needed? Can

    hyperkalemia be prevented?

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Lambert, K. (2017). Hyperkalemia management: When GPs should call a dietitian. Good Practice, (9), 26.

Start Page


  • 26

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in

    Australia. Approximately one in 10 people1 live

    with the condition, and one in three is at risk

    of developing CKD.2 Excretion of potassium is

    a key function of the kidney; when a person’s

    kidney function declines, it is likely their GP

    will observe persistent high serum potassium

    readings (hyperkalemia).

    What dietary advice is needed? Can

    hyperkalemia be prevented?

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Lambert, K. (2017). Hyperkalemia management: When GPs should call a dietitian. Good Practice, (9), 26.

Start Page


  • 26

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia