Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Potassium in Human Health

Jie Tang

Brown University

Dr. Tang received an M.D. degree at the Medical College of Georgia, MPH at the Harvard University School of Public, and he finished postgraduate training at the Emory University Hospitals. He was Instructor at Medicine Harvard Medical School, currently, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Albert Medical School of Brown University.


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Potassium is an essential mineral for a variety of body functions. Adequate potassium stores are essential for a variety of body functions including sodium and water homeostasis, acid base balance, proper neuromuscular function, regulation of bone mineral metabolism, and optimization of blood pressure control and cardiac function. It is proven to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular outcomes independent of other risk factors.

Potassium derangements are common and can result in life-threatening complications. Despite its importance, the management of potassium can be challenging and intimidating for many trainees or even seasoned clinicians. Having a systemic approach to potassium disorders based upon a solid understanding of pathophysiology, without being constrained by excessive scientific detail, is crucial.

This book is intended to be a concise, and easy-to-read reference that provides the clinician and other healthcare providers with an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology of potassium disorders and a systemic diagnostic and treatment approach based upon existing evidence. We will include clinical examples and exercises to reinforce key concepts. It is intended to be a useful companion book for students in the healthcare profession, mid-level providers, trainees and clinicians responsible for the management of electrolyte disorders.

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Date completed: March 15th 2021

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Jie Tang

Brown University

EDUCATION Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1985-1989; B.S. in Genetics and Molecular Genetics 1989 Medical College of Georgia, 1997-2001; M.D. 2001 Georgia Health Sciences University Augusta, GA Harvard University School of Public 2008-2010; MPH 2010 Health, Boston, MA POSTGRADUATE TRAINING 2001-2002 Intern Intern Med Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2002-2004 Resident Intern Med Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2004-2008 Fellow Nephrology Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 2008-2011 Instructor Medicine Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2011-2015 Asst. Prof Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 2015- Associate Professor Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 2015- Associate Professor Medicine Albert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI OTHER APPOINTMENTS 8/2017- Editorial Board; Archives of Urology 6/2014- Editorial Board; Annals of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy CONSULTING 2018- Consultant, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Advisory Board, 300 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142 BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS • Tang J. Chapter in metabolic acidosis; Decision Support in Medicine; 2011. • Tang J, Linas S. Hyperkalemia and hypokalemia. Manual of Nephrology; 2013. • Tang J. Hyperkalemia and hypokalemia. Conn’s Current Therapy 2014; 2016; 2018, 2020 PUBLICATIONS LIST ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

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