Fluids and electrolytes: Potassium-sparing diuretics

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In this video Joel Topf looks at acetazolamide and potassium-sparing diuretics; how to optimise your patients’ diuretic regimen; the advantages and disadvantages of each diuretic; and what to do when they don’t work.

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Clinical nephrologist from Detroit, Michigan. As @Kidney_Boy is the public face of nephrology on Twitter and Founder of NephMadness and NephJC. Passion for medical education teaching second-year medical students at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; and residents, med students, and fellows at St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Center


Joel Topf, MD

Board certified nephrologist. Author of several medical textbooks. Social media aficionado.

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I graduated with a B Pharmacy and M Philosophy (Research) from the University of Sydney, Australia. I practise as a community pharmacist and have tutored students at the University of Sydney. I am a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, am a bit of a nerd, and I am obsessed with chai.

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