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1,253 Possible Causes for Confusion, Hyperkalemia

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Abstract Secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 develops due to transient aldosterone resistance in renal tubules and is characterized by renal sodium loss, hyponatremia, hyperkalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute confusion is a common symptom of physical illness in the older patient. In the majority, it is transient and resolves on treatment of precipitants.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some older adults with a UTI also develop confusion. The tricky part Some of these UTI symptoms are similar to the symptoms of other conditions common in older people.[health.harvard.edu]

  • Digitalis Toxicity

    Abstract Cardiac glycoside toxicity is frequently associated with hyperkalemia and dysrhythmias in patients with renal insufficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The normal features of digitalis toxicity include: delirium, confusion, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and anorexia.[symptoma.com] Her labs revealed digitalis toxicity and hyperkalemia. Actual lab values not available. With digitalis toxicity, hypokalemia and hyperkalemia are possible.[ecgguru.com]

  • Acidosis

    She responded to thiazide diuretics and her BP is well controlled, and acidosis and hyperkalemia are corrected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Respiratory acidosis:Presenting signs can include lethargy or fatigue, shortness of breath, confusion and sleepiness.[symptoma.com] When this process is abnormal, it can cause too much potassium to build up in the blood ( hyperkalemia ). This can be a problem for the heart and other organs.[kidshealth.org]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    Her hyperkalemia and kidney failure resolved after the surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] More than 30 different definitions have been used in the literature, creating much confusion and making comparisons difficult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Feeling confused, anxious and restless, or sleepy. Some people may not have any symptoms.[worldkidneyday.org]

  • Heat Stroke

    The associated hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis may lead to an acute renal, cardiac, and hemostatic failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition which is characterised by nausea, vomiting, confusion, disorientation and coma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Laboratory studies with dogs have demonstrated heat stroke-induced sinoatrial node dysfunction in the setting of hyperkalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Metabolic Acidosis

    She responded to thiazide diuretics and her BP is well controlled, and acidosis and hyperkalemia are corrected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You become weak or confused. You cannot be woken easily. Care Agreement You have the right to help plan your care.[drugs.com] People with respiratory acidosis often have headache and confusion, and breathing may appear shallow, slow, or both.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Cardiac Glycoside Poisoning

    Hyperkalemia or hypokalemia can be observed.[clinicaladvisor.com] Annotation do not confuse with CARDIOTONIC AGENTS History note 2008 Public Note 2008 Record number D054715 Persistent link Allowable qualifiers (subheadings) Browse Medical[medvik.cz] Toxins: oleandrin, folinerin, digitoxigenin, nerium Signs and symptoms: Abdominal pain, visual disturbances, hypotension, bradycardia and heart block, tachydysrhythmias, confusion[sites.google.com]

  • Status Epilepticus

    Choice of paralytic Succinylcholine could cause hyperkalemia if seizures have been extremely prolonged and rhabdomyolysis has already developed or if there is an underlying[first10em.com] In the first type of NCSE, patients present with confusion or abnormal behavior, suggesting the diagnosis of absence status epilepticus (ASE) or complex partial status epilepticus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Massive sympathetic discharge with SE may have the following consequences: Hypoxia Hypercarbia Hyperthermia Tachycardia Hyperglycemia Hyperkalemia In adolescent baboons, brain[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Malignant Hyperthermia

    Muscle rigidity, hypercarbia, and hyperkalemia were not observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs of an MH reaction are non-specific and may be confused with the presentation of other problems such as sepsis and overheating of a patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] uncontrolled sarcoplasmic calcium release via functionally altered calcium release receptors, resulting in hypoxemia, hypercapnia, tachycardia, muscular rigidity, acidosis, hyperkalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Accidental Hypothermia

    […] the remarkable salvageability of patients suffering prolonged cardiac arrest caused by accidental hypothermia, particularly in the absence of asphyxia, trauma, or severe hyperkalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In recent years, alterations in resuscitation care that sometimes confused or discouraged resuscitation teams have largely been supplanted by an emphasis on safe, rapid, effective[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The ECG manifestations of hyperkalemia begin with peaked T waves.[foamcast.org]

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