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251 Possible Causes for Hypokalemia, Paralytic Ileus

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[] Paralytic ileus (due to smooth muscle paralysis). Weakness, followed by flaccid muscle paralysis. Disappearance of deep tendon reflexes. Respiratory depression.[] This report describes the case of a 48-year-old man who developed hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia accompanied by hypokalemia-an interesting finding-following a chemical injury[]

  • Decreased Bowel Sounds

    […] before declaring an absence of bowel sounds. [1] Differential Diagnosis Common Causes Intestinal obstruction Adynamic ileus Intestinal ischemia Peritonitis Acute appendicitis Hypokalemia[] Aside from digestion, there are other causes of bowel sounds including: Trauma Infection Hernias Blood clots Hypokalemia – potassium deficiency Tumors Intestinal obstruction[] In paralytic ileus there is no bowel movement and no flatus.[]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    E) Correct Electrolyte Abnormalities if present: Hypocalcemia: Calcium gluconate 10%: 10 mL IV over 15–20 min Hypokalemia: KCl 10 mEq/h IV over 1 hr Hypomagnesemia (alcohol[] A nasogastric tube (NGT) may be inserted for a week or two to drain the contents of the stomach especially with paralytic ileus.[] ileus References: [9] [19] [15] [26] We list the most important complications.[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Leukocytosis , hypokalemia , hypernatremia , and acidosis may be present, but they are not specific findings.[] .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[] The most difficult diferenciacija from colic (hepatic, renal, lead), tablecheck crises, spastic and paralytic ileus, bleeding into the retroperitoneal tissue.[]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Hypovolemic (from vomiting) Hypochloremic (from vomiting) Hypokalemia (from vomiting) Alkalosis (from vomiting) What must be ruled out on physical exam in pts with SBO?[] Non–mechanical obstruction is the result of a non - functional small intestine, a condition also known as paralytic ileus.[] Labs Complete Blood Count Leukocytosis may be significant in bacteremia and intestinal perforation Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Hypokalemia Contraction Alkalosis (dehydration[]

  • Hypokalemic Nephropathy

    Certain herbal products, like licorice and gan cao may be causative for hypokalemia.[] ileus ) Cardiac arrhythmia , e.g. ventricular extrasystoles up to ventricular fibrillation ECG alterations: flattening of the T and U wave, merging T and U waves Rhabdomyolysis[] Chronic diarrhea commonly causes hypokalemia.[]

  • Hydrochlorothiazide

    Compared with telmisartan, HCTZ showed more hypokalemia (0.4 vs. 4.5%, P   0.001).[] Otherwise, management includes symptomatic treatment with special attention to cardiac rate and output, blood volume, electrolyte balance, dehydration, paralytic ileus, urinary[] Hypokalemia can also cause kidney damage.[]

  • Loop Diuretic

    […] severe hypokalemia or other electrolyte abnormalities were observed between the groups.[] Fatigue, muscle weakness, leg cramps NV, paralytic ileus Soft, flabby muscles Paresthesias, decreased reflexes Weak, irregular pulse Polyuria, hyperglycemia What are 5 key[] Bumetanide has demonstrated an adverse-reaction profile similar to that of furosemide, although the incidence of hypochloremia and hypokalemia is greater with bumetanide.[]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    In most cases, it is a result of diuretic therapy, which causes activation of the renin-angiotensin system, chloride depletion, increased distal sodium delivery, hypokalemia[] Other poor prognostic factors include left ventricular dysfunction with ejection fraction less than 20%, secondary renal insufficiency, hyponatremia and hypokalemia (with[] Common side effects of medicines used for the treatment of CHF exacerbation include hypotension, hyponatremia, hypokalemia, and hypomagnesemia.[]

  • Vomiting

    The patient, a 60-yearold woman, had been suffering for 9 months from episodes of vomiting which resulted in weight loss, dehydration, and hypokalemia.[] ileus or paralysis of the normal propulsive movements of the gut, usually after abdominal surgery Allergic reactions for example milk allergy or lactose intolerance Appendicitis[] […] fountain-like expulsion of vomit Intestinal obstruction Peptic ulcer Gastroesophageal reflux disease Gastritis Peritonitis or inflammation of the membranes within the abdomen Paralytic[]

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