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Risk Factors of Beloosesky et al for Hyperphosphatemia and Hypokalemia in an Elderly Patient Receiving Oral Sodium Phosphate for Bowel Cleansing

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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An elderly patient who receives oral sodium phosphate for bowel cleansing may develop hyperphosphatemia, hypokalemia and other electrolyte disorders. Beloosesky et al identified a number of risk factors predisposing to these changes. The authors are from Rabin Medical Center and Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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