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Hypokalaemic complications in diabetic ketoacidosis: Clinical and conceptual approaches for improved diagnosis and management

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posted on 2021-06-10, 01:54 authored by ATIF USMAN
This thesis establishes role of adjustment of measured potassium level with blood pH in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – a condition in which body is unable to use glucose as energy. It records pH-adjusted potassium anticipating how soon and severely potassium loss (hypokalaemia) may occur, and its predictive ability to determine the odds of hypokalaemia-driven heart distress. It recommends utilizing pH-adjusted potassium to initiate potassium replenishment in DKA which can help to avoid severe hypokalaemia and resultantly, reduce length of hospital stay.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Gan Siew Hua

Additional supervisor 1

Prof. Dr. Norlaila Mustafa

Additional supervisor 2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Farooq Shaikh

Additional supervisor 3

Dr. ‪Juman Abdulelah Dujaili

Additional supervisor 4

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tahir Mehmood Khan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Pharmacy (Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences