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      Hypokalemia in acute medical patients: risk factors and prognosis.

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          Abstract

          Hypokalemia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders in hospitalized patients. It is associated with a high mortality rate among patients with cardiovascular disease. Whether hypokalemia confers a similar risk in an unselected hospitalized population is not well established.

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          Journal
          Am. J. Med.
          The American journal of medicine
          Elsevier BV
          1555-7162
          0002-9343
          Jan 2015
          : 128
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. Electronic address: Helene.Jensen@rsyd.dk.
          [2 ] Department of Medicine, Sydvestjysk Sygehus Esbjerg, Denmark.
          [3 ] Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
          [4 ] Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
          [5 ] Department of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
          Article
          S0002-9343(14)00660-3
          10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.07.022
          25107385

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