Incidence of Hypoglycemia in Patients with Renal Dysfunction Treated for Hyperkalemia with Regular Insulin: A Single Center, Retrospective Cohort Study
Dannielle R Brown, PharmD, BCPS, Chase C Brown, Tracie A Delay, Genevieve L Hayes and Ruth C Campbell
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 03, 2019
The primary outcome was the incidence of hypoglycemia during the hospitalization after the administration of insulin for hyperkalemia. Key secondary outcomes included incidence of hypoglycemia within 24 hours of insulin administration and identification of risk factors associated with hypoglycemia. Data collected included patient age, sex, race, history of diabetes, stage of CKD, weight, body mass index (BMI), baseline blood glucose, inciting serum potassium concentration, units of regular insul...