Gastrointestinal potassium binding in hemodialysis

Biff F. Palmer, Deborah J. Clegg

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Hyperkalemia in patients on dialysis is associated with an increased mortality rate. Dietary restriction is often not effective and deprives patients of heart-healthy foods. Lowering the dialysate K+ concentration can potentially increase the risk of arrhythmias. In this commentary, we discuss the findings of Amdur et al., and the potential use for K+-binding drugs as a strategy to maintain plasma K+ concentrations within a narrow and normal range during the interdialytic and intradialytic intervals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1097
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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