Urine potassium, creatinine, and osmolarity should be obtained as a first step in determining the cause of hyperkalemia, which directs long-term treatment.Intravenous calcium is effective in reversing electrocardiographic changes and reducing the risk of arrhythmias but does not lower serum potassium.Hyperkalemia is a potentially life-threatening metabolic problem caused by inability of the kidneys to excrete potassium, impairment of the mechanisms that move potassium from the circulation into the cells, or a combination of these factors.Acute episodes of hyperkalemia commonly are triggered by the introduction of a medication affecting potassium homeostasis; illness or dehydration also can be triggers.Serum potassium levels can be lowered acutely by using intravenous insulin and glucose, nebulized beta The prevalence of hyperkalemia in hospitalized patients is between 1 and 10 percent.1 Although the exact prevalence of hyperkalemia in community-based medical practice is unknown, potassium elevation is a common, potentially life-threatening problem most often occuring in patients with chronic renal failure or other illnesses that reduce renal potassium excretion A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.For information about the SORT evidence rating system, see page 196 or = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.Up to 50 percent of primary care patients present with physical symptoms that cannot be explained by a general medical condition.Some of these patients meet criteria for somatoform disorders.23 Although most do not meet the strict psychiatric diagnostic criteria for one of the somatoform disorders, they can be referred to as having “somatic preoccupation,”4 a subthreshold presentation of somatoform disorders that can also cause patients distress and require intervention.
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The somatoform disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders in which patients present with a myriad of clinically significant but unexplained physical symptoms.
They include somatization disorder, undifferentiated somatoform disorder, hypochondriasis, conversion disorder, pain disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and somatoform disorder not otherwise specified.1 These disorders often cause significant emotional distress for patients and are a challenge to family physicians.
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