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    Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD in Patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Gaetano Alfano; Annachiara Ferrari; Francesco Fontana; Rossella Perrone; Giacomo Mori; Elisabetta Ascione; Magistroni Riccardo; Giulia Venturi; Simone Pederzoli; Gianluca Margiotta; Marilina Romeo; Francesca Piccinini; Giacomo Franceschi; Sara Volpi; Matteo Faltoni; Giacomo Ciusa; Erica Bacca; Marco Tutone; Alessandro Raimondi; marianna menozzi; Erica Franceschini; Gianluca Cuomo; Gabriella Orlando; Antonella Santoro; Margherita Di Gaetano; Cinzia Puzzolante; Federica Carli; Andrea Bedini; Jovana Milic; Marianna Meschiari; Cristina Mussini; Gianni Cappelli; Giovanni Guaraldi

    doi:10.1101/2020.06.14.20131169 Date: 2020-06-16 Source: medRxiv

    Patients with COVID-19 may experience multiple conditions (e.g., fever HP fever MESHD, hyperventilation HP hyperventilation MESHD, anorexia HP anorexia MESHD, gastroenteritis MESHD, acid-base disorder) that may cause electrolyte imbalances. Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD is a concerning electrolyte disorder that may increase the susceptibility to various kinds of arrhythmia HP arrhythmia MESHD. This study aimed to estimate prevalence SERO, risk factors and outcome of hypokalemia HP hypokalemia MESHD in a cohort of non-critically ill patients. A retrospective analysis was conducted on 290 hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection at the tertiary teaching hospital of Modena, Italy. Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD (<3.5 mEq/L) was detected in 119 patients (41%). The decrease of serum SERO potassium level was of mild entity (3-3.4 mEq/L) and occurred in association with hypocalcemia HP hypocalcemia MESHD (P=0.001) and lower level of serum SERO magnesium (P=0.028) compared to normokaliemic patients. Urine K: creatinine ratio, measured in a small subset of patients (n=45; 36.1%), showed an increase of urinary potassium HP excretion in the majority of the cases (95.5%). Causes of kaliuria were diuretic therapy (53.4%) and corticosteroids (23.3%). In the remaining patients, urinary potassium loss was associated with normal serum SERO magnesium, low sodium excretion (FENa< 1%) and metabolic alkalosis HP metabolic alkalosis MESHD. Risk factors for hypokalemia HP hypokalemia MESHD were female TRANS gender TRANS (P=0.002; HR 0.41, 95%CI 0.23-0.73) and diuretic therapy (P=0.027; HR 1.94, 95%CI 1.08-3.48). Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD, adjusted for sex, age TRANS and SOFA score, resulted not associated with ICU admission (P=0.131, 95% CI 0.228-1.212) and in-hospital mortality (P=0.474; 95% CI 0,170-1,324) in our cohort of patients. Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD is a frequent disorder in COVID-19 patients and urinary potassium loss may be the main cause of hypokalemia HP hypokalemia MESHD. The disorder was mild in the majority of the patients and was unrelated to poor outcomes. Nevertheless, hypokalemic MESHD patients required potassium supplements to dampen the risk of arrhythmias HP arrhythmias MESHD.

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