Marshall University faculty, residents publish guide for electrolyte disorders

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Nephrology faculty members at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine worked hand in hand with internal medicine residents to produce a focused guide on the appropriate management of fluid and electrolyte disorders.

Compiled and edited by Iheanyichukwu Ogu, M.D., assistant professor, and Zeid J. Khitan, M.D., professor and chief of nephrology, the Marshall Handbook of Electrolytes gives the clinician relevant information in understanding commonly encountered electrolyte disorders during a nephrology rotation. The handbook covers general glomerular physiology, sodium, potassium and divalent ion disorders as well as volume disorders, discussing the physiology and relevant clinical examples on these topics. 

Attending physicians and faculty worked directly with a team of internal medicine residents at Marshall University to identify knowledge gaps and assemble a guide that helps dissect difficult information and presents it in a format that is easy to understand.

“The most fulfilling experience for our learners is when they feel renal physiology has been clearly explained and exemplified with clinical examples,” Khitan said. “This handbook not only achieves that, but the process of compiling this information was a valuable learning experience for our residents as they engaged with faculty as scholars and honed their own styles of teaching.”

The Marshall Handbook of Electrolytes is available for download on Apple Books.


Media Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020