Impact of diuretic therapy-associated electrolyte disorders present on admission to the emergency department: a cross-sectional analysis

Arampatzis, Spyridon; Funk, Georg-Christian; Leichtle, Alexander Benedikt; Fiedler, Martin; Schwarz, Christoph; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Lindner, Gregor (2013). Impact of diuretic therapy-associated electrolyte disorders present on admission to the emergency department: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC medicine, 11, p. 83. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1741-7015-11-83

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Diuretics are among the most commonly prescribed medications and, due to their mechanisms of action, electrolyte disorders are common side effects of their use. In the present work we investigated the associations between diuretics being taken and the prevalence of electrolyte disorders on admission as well as the impact of electrolyte disorders on patient outcome.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Institute of Clinical Chemistry
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

UniBE Contributor:

Arampatzis, Spyridon; Leichtle, Alexander Benedikt; Fiedler, Martin; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis and Lindner, Gregor

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1741-7015

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:42

Last Modified:

22 Dec 2014 19:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1741-7015-11-83

PubMed ID:

23531202

Web of Science ID:

000318440100001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.17468

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/17468 (FactScience: 225248)

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