Burmeister reported a simple equation for estimating total body potassium content. The author is from the University of Saarland and Children's Hospital in Homburg-Saar.


Basis: data from study of Oberhausen and Onstead


Subject: male (any age including a fetus down to 350 g)



(1) total body weight in kilograms


total body potassium content in mEq =

= 39.2 * ((weight in kilograms)^1.09)

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