Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?
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Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?

  The virtually-held National Kidney Foundation 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings explored various topics relating to nephrological conditions, treatment, and patient outcomes. One presentation, spearheaded by Dr. Adam Weinstein, MD, and…

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Drug Shows Potential in Treating Hyperkalemia Associated With End-Stage Kidney Disease
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Drug Shows Potential in Treating Hyperkalemia Associated With End-Stage Kidney Disease

According to a story from BioPortfolio, the biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca recently announced the release of positive results from a phase 3b clinical trial. This trial was testing the safety and…

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Study Shows Treatment may be Effective for Chronic Kidney Disease but Increase Risk of Hyperkalemia

A recent study, called TOPCAT, evaluated the effects of spironolactone as a treatment for individuals living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) who are also diagnosed with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction,…

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Managing Hyperkalemia in Cardiorenal Patients Taking RAAS Inhibitors
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Managing Hyperkalemia in Cardiorenal Patients Taking RAAS Inhibitors

According to a story from The British Journal of Cardiology, the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) inhibitors or blockers is a valuable component of treatment for many medical conditions and diseases,…

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The FDA Has Awarded an Experimental Hyperkalaemia Test Breakthrough Device Status

The United States Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to a medical device that is designed to screen for hyperkalaemia (high blood potassium levels) without taking a…

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An Apple Watch Strap is in Development That Could Detect Hyperkalemia
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An Apple Watch Strap is in Development That Could Detect Hyperkalemia

According to a story from engadget.com, the tech company AliveCor, known for its KardiaBand device for Apple Watch, is currently developing new capabilities for its innovative watch strap. Currently, the…

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What You Need to Know About Primary Periodic Paralysis
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What You Need to Know About Primary Periodic Paralysis

1. Rare Neuromuscular Disease Primary periodic paralysis (PPP) is group of rare neuromuscular diseases characterized by disrupted communication between nerves cells and skeletal muscles. PPP is a result of failures…

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High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, High… Potassium? What Is Hyperkalemia?
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High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, High… Potassium? What Is Hyperkalemia?

Most people know the dangers of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood-sugar. But most people don’t think about high potassium as a problem. Unfortunately, high levels of potassium…

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A Hyperkalemia Role Play with Transgender Actors Helps Physicians Learn How to Interact with a Wide Array of Patients
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A Hyperkalemia Role Play with Transgender Actors Helps Physicians Learn How to Interact with a Wide Array of Patients

No two patients a doctor sees will ever be exactly alike. They all will have different symptoms, allergies, and conditions, in addition to different backgrounds, personalities, and identities. While you…

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