Real World Evidence for Treatment of Hyperkalemia in the Emergency Department (REVEAL-ED): A Multicenter, Prospective, Observational Study.

Peacock WF, Rafique Z, Clark CL, Singer AJ, Turner S, Miller J, Char D, Lagina A, Smith LM, Blomkalns AL, Caterino JM, Kosiborod M, REVEAL-ED Study Investigators
J Emerg Med 55 741-750 12/01/2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Contemporary emergency department (ED) standard-of-care treatment of hyperkalemia is poorly described.

OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the treatment patterns of hyperkalemia management in the ED.

METHODS: This multicenter, prospective, observational study evaluated patients aged ≥ 18 years with hyperkalemia (potassium [K

RESULTS: Overall, 203 patients were enrolled at 14 U.S.-based sites. The initial median K

CONCLUSIONS: Hyperkalemia practice patterns vary considerably and, although treatment effectively lowered K

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