Divalent ions

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Disorders of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus metabolism are frequently observed in SICU patients. Although divalent ion abnormalities are usually asymptomatic, they have the potential to impair cardiovascular and neuromuscular function. A high index of suspicion for these disorders should be maintained, and routine monitoring of serum calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels is warranted in most critically ill patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Critical Care, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780824721480
ISBN (Print)9780824759117
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


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