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2010-02-09 14:30:58

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) says low potassium levels produce an increased risk of death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). In findings reported in January in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association, the researchers say that even a mild decrease in serum potassium level increased the risk of death in this patient group. "Hypokalemia, or low potassium, is common in heart-failure...

2010-02-09 07:05:00

AZUSA, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Quench your thirst, revitalize your body and satisfy your taste buds with new, refreshing Naked® Coconut Water! A good source of potassium and with other electrolytes, Naked Juice launches this pure coconut water that breaks the mold by being completely and utterly naked. Just look at the label - the only ingredient is 100 percent coconut water! Naked has decided to do coconut water right... by doing nothing at all! What do we mean?...

2009-11-12 11:53:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Potassium Gold Cyanide (CAS 13967-50-5) Market Research Report 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163696/Potassium-Gold-Cyanide-(CAS-13967-50-5)-Market-Research-Report-2009.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The study 'Potassium Gold Cyanide (CAS 13967-50-5) Market Research Report 2009 Market Research Report 2009' presents...

2009-11-03 15:01:58

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have made an important discovery about why potassium builds up to dangerous levels in the bloodstream, a relatively common medical problem that affects about eight percent of hospitalized patients. They have identified a new molecular pathway and a new class of molecules responsible for preventing potassium from being excreted normally through the kidney. Their study was just published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The...

2009-07-28 14:51:13

The New York City health department is urging parents to beware of illegal teething products and other illegal health remedies. Nancy Clark, assistant commissioner for the health department's environmental disease prevention bureau, said the warning is in response to a reported case of potassium bromide poisoning in an infant, associated with the use of a locally purchased teething product called Monell's Teething Cordial or Cordial de Monell para la Denticion. Potassium bromide is a potent...

2009-07-27 08:39:33

Uncooked "enhanced" meat products may contain high levels of phosphorous and potassium that are not listed on food labels, making it difficult for kidney disease patients to limit harmful dietary intake of these additives. Patients on dialysis are at risk of premature sudden death should their blood phosphate or blood potassium levels become too high. "Enhanced" fresh meat and poultry products are an increasingly common source of dietary phosphorous and potassium. These foods are injected...

2009-07-27 00:08:09

Children on a high fat diet to stem seizures may ward off kidney stones with a supplement, U.S. doctors said. The study, published in Pediatrics, looked at 301 children being treated for seizures with the ketogenic diet at Baltimore's John Hopkins Children's Center. It found children receiving the supplement potassium citrate were seven times less likely than others to develop kidney stones. Senior investigator Dr. Eric Kossoff said the ketogenic diet given many children whose seizures are...

2009-07-24 07:19:19

Phosphorous and potassium ingredients not listed on food labelsUncooked meat products enhanced with food additives may contain high levels of phosphorous and potassium that are not discernable from inspection of food labels, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). This can make it difficult for people to limit dietary phosphorous and potassium that at high levels are harmful to kidney disease patients.Kidney...

2009-07-21 20:35:11

Children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can prevent the excruciatingly painful kidney stones that the diet can sometimes cause if they take a daily supplement of potassium citrate the day they start the diet, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center.A report on the work is published in the August issue of Pediatrics."We can confidently say this is a safe and powerful way to prevent kidney stones, and it should become part of standard therapy in...

2009-07-10 08:42:38

Dialysis treatments do not affect the heart health of kidney disease patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). Since cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in kidney disease patients, the findings are good news for individuals who need the treatments.People with even mild forms of kidney disease have an elevated risk of heart attack. Those with end-stage renal...


Latest Potassium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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2005-05-25 18:49:25

Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...

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