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
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