Renal Grand Rounds Winter 2017: Urea in the Treatment of Hyponatremia Renal Grand Rounds Winter 2017: Urea in the Treatment of Hyponatremia

Renal Grand Rounds Winter 2017: Urea in the Treatment of Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia, defined as a plasma sodium (PNa) concentration less than 135 mEq/L, is the most common electrolyte disorder. Hyponatremia is associated with an increased risk of mortality in hospitalized patients. It has also recently been recognized that milder, and apparently asymptomatic, forms of hyponatremia are not only associated with increased mortality, but also with an increased risk of neurocognitive deficits, gait disturbances, falls, bone fractures, and osteoporosis. Hyponatremia also is associated with significant costs to our health care system.

Publish Date: 01/23/2017
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