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VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4
October - December
 
Abstract

Comparative study of serum electrolytes ( Na+, K+) in patients of different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Khushal Shah1*, Anju R

1,23rd year residents, Department of Biochemistry, Medical College Baroda

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: A cross sectional study with 100 patients of chronic kidney disease was done to compare electrolytes (Na+, K+) level among different stages of chronic kidney disease at clinical chemistry laboratory, S.S.G. hospital Baroda. CKD patients were divided in three different groups according to serum creatinine values. Electrolyte values were compared with student t-test and p values among these three different groups of CKD patients statistically. P value for sodium between group-1 and group-2, group-2 and group-3, group-3 and group-1 are 0.68, 0.53 and 0.80 respectively. P value for potassium between group-1 and group-2, group-2 and group-3, group-3 and group-1 are 0.46, 0.77 and 0.29 respectively. So all p values were found >0.05 and suggest that difference of electrolytes among different stages of CKD is not significant. It may be due to variably high or low level of changes for electrolytes in different stages of CKD patients.

Keywords: CKD, Na+ and K+, S. Creatinine, staging of CKD


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