Hypokalemia, hypertension, and metabolic alkalosis – this clinical triad can be seen in a variety of interesting disorders that unfortunately are much more common during in-training or board certification exams than in clinical practice. That doesn’t mean you should cram for them the night before the exam! Understanding the way these diseases affect potassium handling in the kidney can help learners of all levels acquire a better understanding of normal renal physiology.
This month’s nephrology web episode from Washington University in St. Louis focuses on 4 board-style questions related to potassium disorders, and we hope you find it helpful. The full episode can be viewed below: