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Ten grams of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate three times a day for up to 48 hours reduced serum potassium to normal levels in patients with hyperkalemia without any serious adverse events, according to a study in BMC Nephrology.  “Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate is an oral, nonabsorbed, high-…
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A new study recommends plant-based diets for the primary and secondary prevention of chronic kidney disease and calls concerns about hyperkalemia “overstated.” Researchers published the findings of their review in the journal Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. “Plant-based diets have…
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In a recent review, a team of researchers investigated the impact of both potassium-binding drugs and high potassium foods for acutely and chronically managing hyperkalemia.   “Hyperkalemia is a life-threatening complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD),” explained Deborah Clegg, PhD, and Biff…
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Researchers of a recent study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) dosing modifications, used to manage associated hyperkalemia, may have a negative impact. They stressed the need for strategies that…
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Hyperkalemia was behind more than a quarter of cases of contraindication to mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist use in a group of patients with heart failure in Spain, according to a recent study. “Hyperkalemia is a growing concern in the treatment of patients with heart failure and reduced…
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The US Air Force Materiel Command has awarded CytoSorbents Corporation a 2-year, nearly $3 million Rapid Innovation Fund contract to advance the development of a simple blood purification system to treat hyperkalemia. Having previously demonstrated efficacy in a porcine model, CytoSorbents aims to…
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