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342 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Prolonged QT Interval

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Nutritional support was begun slowly, however electrolyte derangements began to manifest on hospital day 2, with hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and hypomagnesemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Makes frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss Complains of constipation, abdominal pain, cold intolerance, lethargy, and/or excess energy Denies[nationaleatingdisorders.org] Cooke et al 9 analyzed the QT interval in 41 adult patients and showed a prolonged QT interval in 15% of the patients, with sudden death occurring in two.[revespcardiol.org]

  • Celiac Disease

    This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient had normal anion-gap metabolic acidosis (pH   7.16) with persisting hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia and hypophosphatemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypokalemia

    MayoClinic.com: Low potassium (hypokalemia) MedicineNet.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) eMedicineHealth.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of Selected Foods per Common[en.wikipedia.org] Clinical features include transient periods of muscle weakness and tetany, dizziness, abdominal pains and constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] SCN5A-1103Y was associated with QT interval prolongation (2.7 milliseconds; P .001) and potentiated the effect of hypokalemia on QT interval prolongation (14.6 milliseconds[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.5-7.6, mean 7.56) in all the patients, and in four of them high blood level of aldosterone (74-560 pg/ml, mean 295.9 pg/ml), hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common form of cystic fibrosis is associated with respiratory symptoms, digestive problems (steatorrhea and/or constipation) and staturoponderal growth anomalies.[orpha.net]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mg 2 has been used as a component of enemas to treat constipation.[doi.org] The others had electrocardiogram abnormalities (prolonged QT interval, ST depression, and U waves).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    Here, we present a case of a heart donor with severe electrolyte imbalance, specifically severe hypokalemia, and severe hypernatremia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the constipation.[ketogains.com] Prolonged QT interval D. Shortened ST segment 68. A. Prominent U waves B. Prolonged PR interval C. Depressed ST segment D. Widened QRS complexes 69. A. Alcoholism B.[proprofs.com]

  • Stroke

    With few exceptions (such as hypokalemia during infusion, which occurred in 6.4 percent of patients receiving NXY-059, as compared with 4.4 percent receiving placebo), there[content.nejm.org] Loss of bowel control or constipation also may occur after a stroke.[web.archive.org] Hypokalemia as a cause of cardiac arrest: results of electrophysiologic testing and long-term follow-up. Am Heart J 1985 ; 110 : 490 -1.[doi.org]

  • Torsades De Pointes

    Here is review of hypokalemia from the NEJM, but it is mostly about etiology, and says little about rapid replacement in life-threatening hypokalemia EXCEPT to emphasize how[hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com] We present a case of polymorphic VT (torsades de pointes) secondary to drinking 5-6 glasses of licorice root tea for constipation for 2 days prior to admission to emergency[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] TdP generally occurs in conjunction with a prolonged QT interval (QT) on the electrocardiogram.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis

    However, under certain conditions, PPIs may cause metabolic acidosis or hypokalemia, probably due to an inhibitory action on the proton pump that contributes to H( ) and K[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In children affected by dRTA there is stunted growth, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, polydipsia and polyuria, nephrocalcinosis, weakness and muscle paralysis due[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Electrocardiogram showed rate 140/min, electrical alternans, multifocal ventricular ectopics, ventricular reentrant beats, ventricular couplets, and prolonged qT interval[ijccm.org]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    One or more boratory alterations (increased erythrocyte sedimentaion rate, anemia, hypokalemia, and low serum albumin vel) were found in 62% of patients with organic diarrhea[doi.org] […] for travelers to foreign countries Other Gastrointestinal Diseases: Celiac Sprue Crohn's Disease Colon Cancer Colon Polyps Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines for 2001 Constipation[web.archive.org] ., methotrexate, sulfonamides, phenytoin ) Green leaves Other deficiencies Protein: edema, cachexia Iron deficiency anemia or microcytic anemia Electrolytes: hypokalemia or[amboss.com]

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