Resources to support the safe and timely management of hyperkalaemia (high level of potassium in the blood)
NHS Improvement has issued a Patient Safety Alert to support the safe and timely management of hyperkalaemia. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 10, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PURE Study: Only Cutting the Saltiest Diets Helps the Heart (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But more potassium always helps, researchers find (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alert issued after cardiac arrests in hyperkalaemia patients
Nurses and other clinicians have been told to treat all people with high potassium levels as an emergency, after 35 people including a baby and child suffered a cardiac arrest. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FDA Approves Generic Potassium Chloride Under New Pathway
(MedPage Today) -- Goal is to increase competition, cut prices (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Potassium Chloride Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This potassium-rich tropical fruit could slash hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can be avoided by making simple diet changes. Eating fewer salty foods and more vegetables can help someone stop levels getting too high, which could cause premature death. Eat this potassium-rich food to reduce hypertension risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young women are lacking vital nutrients such as potassium and copper because of trendy diets  
Increasing numbers of young women in Britain are becoming deficient in vital nutrients like potassium and magnesium thanks to trendy diets popularised by social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This summer food could help slash BP reading
HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by adding certain apricots to your diet. It ’s believed the fruit can help reduce hypertension, or the risk of hypertension, thanks to the levels of potassium.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This summertime food could slash hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by adding certain apricots to your diet. It ’s believed the fruit can help reduce hypertension, or the risk of hypertension, thanks to the levels of potassium.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Farming for healthier cucumbers? Using potassium phosphite as part of your organic fertilizer helps them grow stronger
(Natural News) With more stories being published on the dangers of pesticide-ridden crops, most of us are trying to adopt a more natural lifestyle. While a complete conversion to an all-organic eating plan may be hard, the least we can do is to not eat or avoid vegetables that are laden with toxic chemicals. Most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Assessing the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children
This study shows that they aren’t necessarily any better than plain or salty water.”Read the full reviewVisit the Cochrane ENT websiteWednesday, July 25, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Are you eating too much avocado? Probably!
Avocados are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and healthy fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol levels. But one avocado is 300 calories, and you can get the benefits with much less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add these potassium-rich foods to your diet to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure rarely has any noticeable symptoms and many of those with the condition won ’t realise they have it. But if it’s left ignored, high blood pressure can lead to more serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. One way to lower your reading is to eat more potassium. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Seared scallops with new potatoes and field greens
Scallops are a good source of vitamin B-12 and potassium. Here they're added to mixed field greens and topped with lemon dressing for a quick, healthy salad. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the KOH exam for fungal infections
Doctors use the skin lesion KOH exam to test a person ’s skin for fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or ringworm. During the test, they take a skin scraping and place it in a potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution. In this article, we look at the procedure, results, what the KOH exam tests for, and alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Suclear (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and PEG-3350) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces
A new study demonstrates that both hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia are associated with increased risk of mortality, underscoring the narrow range of a healthy serum potassium concentration.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Acute cyanide poisoning: are skin findings and odors helpful in making the diagnosis?
2 out of 5 stars Challenges in the diagnosis of acute cyanide poisoning. Parker-Cote JL et al. Clin Toxicol 2018;56(7):609-617 Abstract The stated goal of this somewhat confusing and unfocused article was to “identify isolated acute cyanide poison cases and to identify reported signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.” The authors did a systematic literature review to retrieve cases reports and case series describing patients who were alive on presentation after acute exposure to a cyanide salt. Patients exposed to cyanide in association with smoke inhalation were excluded. They found 65 relevant studies (...
Source: The Poison Review - June 19, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical bitter almond odor cherry red skin clinical characteristics cyanide poisoning ingestion Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Control of spreading depression with electrical fields - Whalen AJ, Xiao Y, Kadji H, Dahlem MA, Gluckman BJ, Schiff SJ.
Spreading depression or depolarization is a large-scale pathological brain phenomenon related to migraine, stroke, hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury. Once initiated, spreading depression propagates across gray matter extruding potassium and other activ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tumor analysis, prediction of transplant complications, and management of blood potassium levels take top honors at annual seminar
The Gary Rifkind Awards recognize and celebrate clinical pharmacy research. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Preventing heart disease is not just about reducing your salt intake, but increasing your dietary potassium as well
(Natural News) Heart patients know that reducing or eliminating sodium from meals is a great way to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. But not many of them are aware that potassium is the body’s strong ally in preventing heart and kidney problems. Research conducted by a study team from the University of Southern... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda
(Natural News) Sodas are known to be harmful to health. Likewise, diet sodas are still bad for you. “Diet” sodas and zero-calorie drinks are marketed as “healthier” alternatives to regular soda. But do not be fooled, they are made out of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Artificial sweeteners are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

AstraZeneca potassium drug finally approved, threatening Vifor
LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by U.S. regulators to finally approve AstraZeneca's much-delayed excess potassium drug Lokelma gives the group another new medicine launch, boosting its portfolio as it strives to offset declining sales of older products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia
The FDA has approved sodium zirconium cyclosilicate -- a medication that rapidly restores normal potassium levels -- for adults with hyperkalemia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Educational Videos: Protective Actions, Pharmaceutical Countermeasures, and Health Effects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 04/26/2018 These 10 videos describe what protective actions to take in a radiation emergency, the possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination, and medical treatments that may be available. Videos cover Where to Go in a Radiation Emergency; Get Inside, Stay Inside, Stay Tuned; Self-Decontamination in a Radiation Emergency; Food and Water Safety in a Radiation Emergency; Prussian Blue; KI (Potassium Iodide); Acute Radiation Syndrome; Biological Effects of Radiation Cutaneous Radiation Injury; and Prenatal Radiation Expos...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CO2 electroreduction to ethylene via hydroxide-mediated copper catalysis at an abrupt interface
Carbon dioxide (CO2) electroreduction could provide a useful source of ethylene, but low conversion efficiency, low production rates, and low catalyst stability limit current systems. Here we report that a copper electrocatalyst at an abrupt reaction interface in an alkaline electrolyte reduces CO2 to ethylene with 70% faradaic efficiency at a potential of –0.55 volts versus a reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE). Hydroxide ions on or near the copper surface lower the CO2 reduction and carbon monoxide (CO)–CO coupling activation energy barriers; as a result, onset of ethylene evolution at –0.165 volts vers...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dinh, C.-T., Burdyny, T., Kibria, M. G., Seifitokaldani, A., Gabardo, C. M., Garcia de Arquer, F. P., Kiani, A., Edwards, J. P., De Luna, P., Bushuyev, O. S., Zou, C., Quintero-Bermudez, R., Pang, Y., Sinton, D., Sargent, E. H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease need to avoid eating potassium-rich foods. Damaged kidneys cannot process potassium properly, which can then build up in the blood and cause weakness, fatigue, and tingling. In this article, learn which high-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease and what to replace them with. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

K-LOR (Potassium Chloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about magnesium deficiency
Hypomagnesemia refers to low levels of magnesium in the blood, defined as less than 1.8 mg/dl. Hypomagnesemia is linked to calcium and potassium imbalances. A person may have no symptoms, or may notice twitching, weakness, or numbness in the muscles. Here, we discuss causes, diagnosis, and treatments of hypomagnesemia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Potassium deficiency symptoms: Prevent these nine signs through diet or supplements
POTASSIUM deficiency symptoms are usually mild but should not be ignored, as small changes in the level of the mineral can have severe effects on the heart, nerves and muscles. A balanced diet and supplements can prevent the condition happening, but if you are worried you may not be getting enough, there are nine signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How calcium gates a potassium channel
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience twis Source Type: news

The CDC Is Telling Consumers to Stay Away from Romaine. Here ’s What You Should Eat Instead
As cases pile up in a nationwide E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving some out-of-character advice: Don’t eat romaine lettuce. That (temporary) admonition of the vegetable is meant to prevent the spread of food-borne illness, since the CDC has linked 84 E. coli infections — and counting — to romaine grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. As the investigation continues, the agency has warned customers to dispose of store-bought romaine, and to avoid buying more or ordering it in restaurants unless it definitely wasn’t sourced from the Yuma area. The romaine war...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Replacing supplements with this 14p fruit can lower reading
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not always obvious, but signs to look out for can include a severe headache, difficulty breathing and blood in urine. Health experts say potassium can help lower a high reading. But adding a particular fruit, high in the mineral, to your diet is better than taking supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Soda, Sweeteners Can Still Cause Diabetes, Study Finds
CBS Local – Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed that artificial sweeteners, commonly used in zero-calorie sodas, actually did as much harm to the body as a high-sugar diet. “We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism,” lead researcher Brian Hoffmann sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News artificial sweeteners Chris Melore Diabetes Diet Soda Local TV Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Potassium Chloride Injection (Updated - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - April 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ocular injury due to potassium permanganate granules - Chirapapaisan C, Prabhasawat P, Srivannaboon S, Roongpoovapatr V, Chitsuthipakorn P.
We report a rare case of ocular injury due to potassium permanganate (KMnO4) granules in a child. METHODS: This is a retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 2-year-old boy was transferred to our emergency room with severe ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Low potassium levels: Six signs you’re not getting enough of the vital mineral
POTASSIUM is a vital mineral for the body that helps control its balance of fluids and helps the heart muscle work properly. The mineral can be obtained from a number of foods. Low levels of the potassium can lead to constipation, abdominal cramping and even fainting. So what are the signs to look for of a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues. Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tips for balancing diet with potassium for people with kidney disease
(Natural News) Healthcare professionals usually suggest a sufficient potassium intake to lower an individual’s blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular damage, coronary heart disease, and stroke. But according to a review, for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end stage renal disease (ESRD), potassium intake must be carefully controlled to prevent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocardial Protection by GIK in On-Pump Cardiac Surgery Myocardial Protection by GIK in On-Pump Cardiac Surgery
Can pretreatment with an IV infusion of glucose-insulin-potassium attenuate postcardiotomy ventricular dysfunction and improve outcome in patients undergoing open-heart surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lokelma approved in the EU for the treatment of adults with hyperkalaemia
AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Lokelma (formerly ZS-9, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the treatment of adults with hyperkalaemia. Hyperkalaemia is a serious condition characterised by elevated potassium levels in the blood associated with cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases.(1,2,3,4) (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Ingestion of fireworks: rare cause of poisoning in children - Yuksekkaya H, Gumus M, Yucel A, Energin M, Demirci S.
BACKGROUND: Mistaken ingestion of all manner of toxic matter is common in childhood, but poisoning with fireworks and matchsticks is rare. Fireworks usually contain 10% yellow phosphorus and 50% potassium chlorate. Potassium chlorate is an extremely reacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

AliveCor touts high precision AF detection, AI-powered hyperkalemia detection in KardiaBand studies
AliveCor this week announced results from two studies of its Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) smartphone-connected KardiaBand personal electrocardiogram device, touting the bands ability to detect atrial fibrillation and its ability to detect high potassium levels. Results from the studies, which were presented this week at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session, provide more support to the usefulness and validity of the band as a cardiovascular health monitor, AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra told MassDevice.com in an interview. “Doctors will read healthcare news, but until once it’s bee...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring AliveCor Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news