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Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and predictors of hyperkalemia: Analysis of Nhanes 2007-2014

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is progressive condition characterizing the gradual loss of kidney function. Patients with CKD are at high risk for hyperkalemia, which can cause severe cardiac electrophysiology alterations and sudden death. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of CKD among US adults and identify predictors of hyperkalemia among CKD patients during the time period 2007 to 2014.