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194 Possible Causes for Hypokalemia, Paralytic Ileus

  • 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[wikidoc.org] Aside from digestion, there are other causes of bowel sounds including: Trauma Infection Hernias Blood clots Hypokalemia – potassium deficiency Tumors Intestinal obstruction[belmarrahealth.com] In paralytic ileus there is no bowel movement and no flatus.[patient.info]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Paralytic ileus (due to smooth muscle paralysis). Weakness, followed by flaccid muscle paralysis. Disappearance of deep tendon reflexes. Respiratory depression.[patient.info] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Peritonitis

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

  • Hypokalemia

    External links [ edit ] MayoClinic.com: Low potassium (hypokalemia) MedicineNet.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) eMedicineHealth.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of[en.wikipedia.org] 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[flexikon.doccheck.com] Other muscular dysfunction includes cramping, fasciculations, paralytic ileus, hypoventilation, hypotension, tetany, and rhabdomyolysis.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Diabetic Ketotic Coma

    […] also eliminates ketone bodies (2) insulin – turn off gluconeogenesis/glycogenolysis [K ] must be carefully monitored, since insulin causes K to enter cells – hyperkalemia Þ hypokalemia[d3jonline.tripod.com] The major causes of death are circulatory collapse, hypokalemia, infection, and cerebral edema.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] IV 0.9% saline Correction of any hypokalemia IV insulin (as long as serum potassium is 3.3 mEq/L [3.3 mmol/L]) Treatment consists of IV saline, correction of hypokalemia,[merckmanuals.com]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    A nasogastric tube (NGT) may be inserted for a week or two to drain the contents of the stomach especially with paralytic ileus.[symptoma.com] ileus References: [9] [19] [15] [26] We list the most important complications.[amboss.com] ileus, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, bowel infarction Hepatobiliary – jaundice, obstruction of the common bile duct Metabolic Malnutrition Hypocalcemia Hypoglycemia Hematological[arupconsult.com]

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other poor prognostic factors include left ventricular dysfunction with ejection fraction less than 20%, secondary renal insufficiency, hyponatremia and hypokalemia (with[symptoma.com] The rate of serious hyperkalemia was 5.5 percent in the eplerenone group and 3.9 percent in the placebo group (P 0.002), whereas the rate of hypokalemia was 8.4 percent in[doi.org]

  • Amebiasis

    Amebiasis, due to the pathogenic parasite Entamoeba histolytica, is a leading cause of diarrhea globally. Largely an infection of impoverished communities in developing countries, amebiasis has emerged as an important infection among returning travelers, immigrants, and men who have sex with men residing in developed[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Electrolytes Abnormal

    Hyperkalemia Several concepts in hypokalemia are relevant to hyperkalemia.[the-hospitalist.org] In the meantime, the abdominal computed tomography scan revealed paralytic ileus.[clinchem.aaccjnls.org] Symptoms of mild hypokalemia are weakness, fatigue, paralysis, respiratory difficulty, constipation, paralytic ileus, and leg cramps; more severe hypokalemia will alter cardiac[circ.ahajournals.org]

  • 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?[quizlet.com] Non–mechanical obstruction is the result of a non - functional small intestine, a condition also known as paralytic ileus.[symptoma.com] Bowel Bowel dilates proximal to obstruction Flatus and Bowel Movement s cease Dehydration results from Vomiting, minimal absorption, and bowel edema Metabolic Alkalosis and Hypokalemia[fpnotebook.com]

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