Early hyperkalaemia in very low birthweight infants in the absence of oliguria

L. P. Brion, G. J. Schwartz, D. Campbell, A. R. Fleischman

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We reviewed 1552 admissions to a neonatal intensive care programme; seven, all with a birth weight <1500 g, developed early onset, non-oliguric hyperkalaemia (potassium concentration >7.0 mmol/l). Although their perinatal variables were similar to those of a normokalaemic group, hyperkalaemic infants had a higher incidence of intraventricular haemorrhage and developed increased concentrations of plasma creatinine by 7 days of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of disease in childhood
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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