General characteristics of patients with electrolyte imbalance admitted to emergency department.

Balcı A., Koksal Ö., Kose A., Armagan E., Ozdemir F., Inal T., ...More

World journal of emergency medicine, vol.4, pp.113-6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5847/wjem.j.issn.1920-8642.2013.02.005
  • Journal Name: World journal of emergency medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-6
  • Keywords: Emergency department, Electrolyte imbalance, Patient characteristics
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Fluid and electrolyte balance is a key concept to understand for maintaining homeostasis, and for a successful treatment of many metabolic disorders. There are various regulating mechanisms for the equilibrium of electrolytes in organisms. Disorders of these mechanisms result in electrolyte imbalances that may be life-threatening clinical conditions. In this study we defined the electrolyte imbalance characteristics of patients admitted to our emergency department.