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Table 2 Changes in potassium and acid base parameters before and after endoradiotherapy with amino acid co-infusion

From: Hyperkalemia in patients treated with endoradiotherapy combined with amino acid infusion is associated with severe metabolic acidosis

  Unit Normal range Baseline 4 h P value (paired t test)
    Mean SD Absolute number and % out of the normal range Mean SD Absolute number and % out of the normal range  
Potassium (serum) mmol/l 3.5–5.0 4.52 0.33 1 (4.17%) 6.14 0.52 24 (100%) < 0.0001
Potassium (blood gas analysis) mmol/l 3.5–5.3 4.25 0.32 0 (0.00%) 5.80 0.43 20 (83.33%) < 0.0001
Base excess mmol/l -2 - 3 − 0.55 2.23 9 (37.50%) − 5.80 1.96 23 (95.83%) < 0.0001
pH   7.350–7.450 7.36 0.05 9 (37.50%) 7.29 0.04 24 (100%) < 0.0001
HCO3 mmol/l 21–26 23.42 1.76 2 (8.33%) 19.07 1.76 22 (91.67%) < 0.0001
Chloride mmol/l 98–106 103.8 3.5 6 (25.00%) 109.9 3.3 20 (83.33%) < 0.0001
Anion gap mmol/l 10–20 14.6 2.6 3 (12.50%) 10.9 2.7 9 (37.50%) < 0.0001