Peripartum Hyperkalemia Caused by Magnesium Infusion in a Woman With End-Stage Renal Disease: A Case Report

We describe the case of a 32-year-old parturient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis with superimposed preeclampsia who developed clinically significant hyperkalemia with electrocardiographic changes after magnesium infusion. The magnesium infusion was stopped, and the patient underwent emergent hemodialysis with subsequent improvement. Hyperkalemia caused by magnesium infusion is a rare and not very well-understood phenomenon.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of pregnancy-related AKI remains high in the maternal ICU setting. Septic shock, hypovolemic shock, and higher APACHE II and SOFA scores were independently associated dialysis therapy (hemodialysis in all cases). KDIGO stages 2 and 3 were less frequent than KDIGO stage 1 in patients with gestational hypertension. Norepinephrine and hemodialysis therapy were independently associated with maternal mortality in patients with pregnancy-related AKI. KDIGO stage 3 was associated with higher maternal mortality. PMID: 32072506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Authors: Nourollahpour Shiadeh M, Cassinerio E, Modarres M, Zareiyan A, Hamzehgardeshi Z, Behboodi Moghadam Z Abstract β-thalassaemia major (BTM) has a high prevalence worldwide and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of this review is to provide an illustrative overview of the reproductive health and pregnancy related issues in females with β-thalassaemia. A literature search was performed in four international databases (1980-2018) to identify the potentially relevant articles. Common reproductive health disorders are hypo-gonadotrophic hypogonadism, infertility, delayed or ...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusion Despite similar dialysis intensity, the composite neonatal morbidity was higher in women with renal failure caused by diabetes or lupus compared with other etiologies. Our findings suggest that pregnancy outcome in women receiving dialysis is dependent on both the intensity of dialysis as well as the etiology of renal failure. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: SMFM Fellowship Series Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsHigher inflammatory potential of the diet was positively associated with higher total cholesterol levels in women with SLE. These findings suggest that the inflammatory potential of a person’s diet may play a role in lipid profiles in this population. Future intervention studies are needed to build on these results and explore the effect of anti-inflammatory diets on health outcomes in individuals with SLE.
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
(Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;219(4):405.e1–405.e7.) In the United States, maternal morbidity and mortality are growing public health concerns, with severe maternal morbidity (SMM) affecting>50,000 women in 2014. SMM includes renal failure, shock, sepsis, blood transfusion, and peripartum hysterectomy. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are strongly associated with maternal morbidity and mortality and are often responsive to intervention. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the association between preeclampsia with severe features and SMM at a regional perinatal referral center. They hypothesized th...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mother, Fetus, Neonate Source Type: research
ConclusionHT associated with post-partum AKF is relatively frequent, secondary to HELLP syndrome and tubular necrosis. The prognosis depends on the early diagnosis and treatment and on the preventive measures during the pregnancy (self-measurement of blood pressure monitoring or ambulatory measurement of blood pressure, screening for proteinuria and uric acid analysis).
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsBased on these results, short-term use of NSAIDs as analgesics or antipyretics in the 2nd trimester does not appear to pose a substantial risk for fetal adverse effects. Long-term use in the late 2nd trimester, however, should always be monitored.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Women with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (sPE/HELLP) are more likely to develop acute kidney injury (AKI) compared to women without sPE/HELLP. AKI during pregnancy is associated with rates of maternal mortality and fetal loss that range from 30-60%. Women with a history of sPE/HELLP are more likely to develop hypertension, and have higher incidences of chronic kidney disease, end stage renal failure and cognitive failure compared to women with histories of normal pregnancies. We tested the hypothesis sPE/HELLP leads to brain damage during pregnancy which is exacerbated by AKI.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session II Source Type: research
Complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), also known as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare, hereditary, progressive, life-threatening disorder caused by a disruption in regulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. Eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, has emerged as a first-line therapy, however data are limited to small case series (Brocklebank et al., 2017). Here, we present a diagnostically challenging case of complement-mediated TMA, who received eculizumab therapy with excellent hematologic response.A 68-year-old female with history of possible Sjogren's syndrome,...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function Source Type: research
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