Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2018) 28:389–395 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-017-2054-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE • GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS - INFECTION Hypokalemia during antibiotic treatment for bone and joint infections 1 2 1 Carmen Falcone · Leonida Compostella · Antonella Camardo · 2 1 Li Van Stella Truong · Francesco Centofanti Received: 4 July 2017 / Accepted: 8 October 2017 / Published online: 10 October 2017 © Springer-Verlag France SAS 2017 Abstract Conclusions Appearance of severe hypokalemia is a fre- Purpose During treatment of bone and joint infections quent event among patients treated for BJIs with multiple (BJIs) with multiple antibiotic therapy, hypokalemia has antibiotic therapy, when this is prescribed in older age been reported as a rare side effect. The aim of this study patients and associated with simultaneous use of diuretics. was to evaluate incidence and risk factors for hypokalemia Due to possible increase in mortality risk in the short term, in a cohort of patients treated with multidrug therapy for particular caution should be paid during intensive antibiotic BJIs, in a single center. treatment in these groups of patients. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 331 clinical files of 150 consecutive patients (65% males; median age 59 years, Keywords Osteomyelitis · Joint infections · 95% CI 55–62) admitted repeatedly to our Osteomyelitis Spondylodiscitis · Antibiotics · Hypokalemia · Diuretic ·
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 10, 2017
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