Magnesium and the acute physician.
Acute Med. 2012;11(1):3-7
Authors: Allan R, Mara N
Magnesium deficiency, and to a lesser extent magnesium excess, is commonly encountered in patients admitted to the Acute Medical Unit. It is important that acute physicians are able to identify those at risk of these states and initiate appropriate investigation and treatment. This article aims to provide the reader with a sound understanding of magnesium physiology and its effect at a cellular level. The causes, symptoms and treatment of magnesium disorders are discussed along with a review of evidence regarding the therapeutic use of magnesium.
PMID: 22423339 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]