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Review: Management of Hyperkalemia in Kidney Transplant Recipients
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  • Bassem Almalki,
  • Kathleen Cunningham,
  • Michelle Kapugi,
  • Clare Kane,
  • Akansha Agrawal
Bassem Almalki
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Kathleen Cunningham
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Michelle Kapugi
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Clare Kane
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Akansha Agrawal
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Abstract

Hyperkalemia is a frequent complication among kidney transplant recipients that can lead to fatal arrhythmias. The causes of hyperkalemia post kidney transplant are multifactorial and often are drug-induced, and include decreased glomerular filtration rate, tubular dysfunction, and impaired sodium delivery in the distal nephron. This review will discuss pathophysiology and management of both acute and chronic hyperkalemia in kidney transplant recipients.

Peer review status:POSTED

17 Nov 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
21 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
21 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed