Potassium Articles


  • Addison's disease in antiphospholipid syndrome: a rare complication.

    Addison's disease (AD) is the most common endocrine manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but it remains a very rare complication of the syndrome. It is caused by adrenal venous thrombosis and consequent hemorrhagic infarction or by spontaneous (without thrombosis) adrenal hemorrhage, usually occurring after surgery or anticoagulant therapy.

    Published December 2, 2018
  • Effects of a high sodium-low potassium diet on renal calcium, magnesium, and phosphate handling.

    The distal convoluted tubule (DCT) of the kidney plays an important role in blood pressure regulation by modulating Na+ reabsorption via the Na+-Cl- cotransporter (NCC). A diet containing high salt (NaCl) and low K+ activates NCC, thereby causing Na+ retention and a rise in blood pressure.

    Published January 29, 2018
  • New-onset insulin-dependent diabetes due to nivolumab.

    Nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody against programmed cell death-1 receptor, is increasingly used in advanced cancers. While nivolumab use enhances cancer therapy, it is associated with increased immune-related adverse events.

    Published April 9, 2018