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Question 32#

Refeeding syndrome can be associated with all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Respiratory failure
b. Hyperkalemia
c. Confusion
d. Cardiac arrhythmias

Correct Answer is B


With refeeding, a shift in metabolism from fat to carbohydrate substrate stimulates insulin release, which results in the cellular uptake of electrolytes, particularly phosphate, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. However, severe hyperglycemia may result from blunted basal insulin secretion.