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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Magnesium

Magnesium: electrolyte (second most abundant cation in intracellular fluid, after potassium); depresses neuronal activation; essential cofactor in >300 enzyme systems
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Hypomagnesaemia

Hypomagnesaemia: Defined as serum magnesium < 0.75 mmol/L; associated with increased ICU mortality common — affects 10-65% of ICU patients
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Is there anything magnesium can’t do?

I’ve often extolled the virtues of magnesium to my residents as well as on twitter. It’s a sign of a well seasoned emergency physician to take any medical problem, and say “a little magnesium couldn’t hurt.” In this instance, a…