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Correction for hyponatremia

Benlei Li, Dong Fang, Cheng Qian, Hongliang Feng, Yanggan Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Comprehensive evaluations regarding the benefits of tolvaptan in the treatment of hyponatremia are lacking. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety of tolvaptan in patients with hyponatremia. METHODS: Pertinent studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library for articles published between their respective inception dates and 31 April 2016. Summary relative risks (RRs) or weighted mean differences (WMDs) with their 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using fixed-effects or randomized-effects models, depending on the degree of heterogeneity noted among the studies included in the analysis...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
Alladi Mohan, G Sivaram Naik, J Harikrishna, D Prabath Kumar, M H Rao, Kvs Sarma, K K Guntupalli
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Ingestion of Cleistanthus collinus causes hypokalemia and cardiac arrhythmias leading to mortality in most cases. We undertook this retrospective study to evaluate the clinical presentation and predictors of outcome in critically ill patients admitted with C. collinus poisoning. METHODS: The case records of 56 patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital in south India (2000-2014) with C...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
T Ravindran, Paneerselvam, Radha, T Allwyn Yabesh
Osmotic demyelination syndrome is an acute shift in serum osmolality causing demyelination, which may be due to rapid correction of hyponatremia, hyperglycaemia, hypokalemia and ketoacidosis. We present a case of 55yr old female and a known diabetic presented with the choreic movements involving left upper and lower limb for 2 days without any weakness.Her blood sugar was 428mg/dl at the time of admission with wide fluctuations.Her CT Brain showed hyperdensity in the right basal ganglia and the MRI brain showed hyperintense lesion in T2 weighted images showing features suggestive of osmotic demyelination...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Renato De Vecchis, Claudio Cantatrione, Damiana Mazzei, Cesare Baldi
In the congestive heart failure (CHF) setting, chronic hyponatremia is very common. The present review aims at addressing topics relevant to the pathophysiology of hyponatremia in the course of CHF as well as its optimal treatment, including the main advantages and the limitations resulting from the use of the available dietary and pharmacological measures approved for the treatment of this electrolytic trouble. A narrative review is carried out in order to represent the main modalities of therapy for chronic hyponatremia that frequently complicates CHF...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Brigit A Weld, Thomas J Morgan, Jeffrey J Presneill, Steven Weier, David Cowley
An estimated 25 % of indirect ion selective electrode (ISE) ICU plasma sodium measurements differ from corresponding direct ISE values by at least 4 mmol/L, the dominant factor being indirect ISE over-estimation driven by hypoproteinemia. Since direct measurements are considered unaffected by protein concentrations, we investigated whether direct ISE plasma sodium measurements in the laboratory and at point of care in ICU show sufficient agreement to be clinically interchangeable. From a 5 year clinical chemistry database, 9910 ICU plasma samples were assessed for agreement between direct ISE sodium measurements in ICU (ABL 700) and in the central laboratory (Vitros Fusion)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Eun Young Choi, Youngouk Ro, Jong-Wook Choi, Chong Myung Kang, Gheun-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Cicletanine is an antihypertensive agent with vasorelaxant and diuretic properties. It has been widely used in European countries; however, cicletanine-associated electrolyte disturbances have yet to be defined. We investigated cicletanine-induced hyponatremia and hypokalemia in kidney transplant patients. METHODS: Data from a total of 68 kidney transplant recipients who were treated for hypertension with cicletanine were retrospectively analyzed. Cicletanine-induced hyponatremia and hypokalemia were defined as serum sodium < 135 mmol/L and potassium < 3...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Armando Luis Negri, Juan Carlos Ayus
Hip fractures represent a serious health risk in the elderly, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. There is now a considerable volume of literature suggesting that chronic hyponatremia increases the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for both falls and fractures in the elderly. Hyponatremia appears to contribute to falls and fractures by two mechanisms. First, it produces mild cognitive impairment, resulting in unsteady gait and falls; this is probably due to the loss of glutamate (a neurotransmitter involved in gait function) as an osmolyte during brain adaptation to chronic hyponatremia...
September 24, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Sung Woo Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Shin Young Ahn, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Ho Jun Chin, Sejoong Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Both hyponatremia and acute kidney injury (AKI) are common and harmful in hospitalized patients. However, their combined effects on patient mortality have been little studied. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 19191 adult patients who were admitted for 1 year. Pre-existing hyponatremia was defined as a serum sodium level < 135 mmol/L on the first measurement of their admission. AKI was defined as a rise in serum creatinine by ≥ 26...
2016: PloS One
Abdul S Mohammed, Prajwal Boddu, Dina F Yazdani
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), a potentially fatal and debilitating neurological condition, was first described in 1959 in a study on alcoholic and malnourished patients. It is a condition most frequently related to rapid correction of hyponatremia. Chronic alcoholism associated CPM tends to be benign with a favorable prognosis compared to CPM secondary to rapid correction of hyponatremia. We describe a normonatremic, alcoholic patient who presented with CPM after a rapid rise in his sodium levels. Our case illustrates the fact that CPM can manifest even in patients who are normonatremic at baseline...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Bijin Thajudeen, Abdulla K Salahudeen
Hyponatremia is the most frequently observed electrolyte abnormality in clinical practice, and its frequency is almost double in hospitalized cancer patients. As a subset of cancer, hyponatremia is quite common in lung cancer patients, and it is often coupled with the diagnosis of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. The presence of hyponatremia is consequential in that its presence adversely affects cancer patients' prognosis and outcomes. Limited data suggest that correcting hyponatremia in lung cancer patients can increase response to anticancer treatment, may help reduce length of hospital stay and cost, and reduce morbidity and mortality...
2016: Cancer Management and Research
S-M Kurt Lee, Miguel A Lanaspa, Laura G Sánchez-Lozada, Richard J Johnson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyponatremia associated with high urinary fractional excretion of uric acid which persists after serum sodium is corrected is the cardinal feature of salt losing nephropathy (SLN). We hypothesize that low grade proximal tubular injury is present in SLN because the proximal tubule is the main site of uric acid and sodium transport. METHODS: Five subjects with SLN were compared to four subjects with recurrent hyponatremia and three healthy individuals...
August 26, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Jacob A Winther, Jon Brynildsen, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Ivar Følling, Pål H Brekke, Geir Christensen, Tor-Arne Hagve, Joseph G Verbalis, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia is prevalent and associated with mortality in patients with heart failure (HF). The prevalence and prognostic implications of hyponatremia in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary (AECOPD) have not been established. METHOD: We included 313 unselected patients with acute dyspnea who were categorized by etiology of dyspnea according to established guidelines (derivation cohort). Serum Na+ was determined on hospital admission and corrected for hyperglycemia, and hyponatremia was defined as [Na+]<137 mmol/L...
2016: PloS One
Ramy Magdy Hanna, Wan-Ting Yang, Eduardo A Lopez, Joseph Nabil Riad, James Wilson
BACKGROUND: Improper correction of hyponatremia can cause severe complications, including osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). The Adrogué-Madias equation (AM), the Barsoum-Levine (BL) equation, the Electrolyte Free Water Clearance (EFWC) equation and the Nguyen-Kurtz (NK) equation are four derived equations based on the empirically derived Edelman equation for predicting sodium at a later time (Na2) from a known starting sodium (Na1), fluid/electrolyte composition and input and output volumes...
August 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
Richard H Sterns
A variety of formulas have been proposed to predict changes in serum sodium concentration. All are based on an experiment done over 50 years ago by Edelman, who derived a formula relating the plasma sodium concentration to isotopically measured body sodium, potassium, and water. Some of these formulas fail because they do not include urinary losses of electrolytes and water. Even those that include these essential variables are not accurate enough for clinical use because it is impractical to adjust calculations to rapid changes in urinary composition, and because the formulas do not account for changes in serum sodium caused by internal exchanges between soluble and bound sodium stores or shifts of water into or out of cells resulting from changes in intracellular organic osmolytes...
August 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
Akihiro Ryuge, Katsuomi Matsui, Yugo Shibagaki
Chloride (Cl)-depletion alkalosis (CDA) develops due to the loss of Cl-rich body fluid, i.e., vomiting or diuretics use, and is typically treated with a chloride-rich solution such as normal saline (NS). Although NS is one of the most utilized Cl-rich solutions, high cation-gap amino acid (HCG-AA) predominantly comprises Cl and less sodium, making HCG-AA more efficient in correcting CDA. We herein report a case of CDA with chronic hyponatremia after frequent vomiting, which was successfully treated with HCG-AA without overcorrecting hyponatremia or causing hypervolemia...
2016: Internal Medicine
Yael Levy-Shraga, Dana David, Iris Vered, Brigitte Kochavi, Daniel Stein, Dalit Modan-Moses
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies demonstrated an association between low serum sodium levels and reduced bone density. Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) are at greater risk for osteoporosis as well as for hyponatremia. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between hyponatremia and bone mineral density (BMD) in a large cohort of adolescent inpatients with AN. METHODS: A historic cohort study of 174 adolescent females (mean age 15.7 ± 1.8 y) hospitalized because of AN between 2003 and 2013...
October 2016: Nutrition
Seung Seok Han, Miyeun Han, Jae Yoon Park, Jung Nam An, Seokwoo Park, Su-Kil Park, Duck-Jong Han, Ki Young Na, Yun Kyu Oh, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
Although hyponatremia is related to poorer outcomes in several clinical settings, its significance remains unresolved in kidney transplantation. Data on 1,786 patients who received kidney transplantations between January 2000 and December 2011 were analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups according to the corrected sodium values for serum glucose 3 months after their transplantations (<135 mmol/L vs. ≥135 mmol/L). Subsequently, the hazard ratios (HRs) for biopsy-proven acute rejection, graft failure, and all-cause mortality were calculated after adjustments for several immunological and non-immunological covariates...
2016: PloS One
Elisabetta D'Adda, Rosina Paletta, Fabio Brusaferri, Antonio Cagnana, Maria Teresa Ferrò, Michele Gennuso, Isabella Ghione, Riccardo Saponara, Alessandro Prelle
We report a 26-year-old woman admitted to our hospital for generalized tonic seizure. Laboratory investigations revealed severe hyponatremia possibly triggered by vomiting and diarrhea. 24 hours after correction of hyponatremia she developed diffuse myalgias and marked hyperCKemia. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIAD) was suspected as cause of hyponatremia. Abnormal vaginal bleeding prompts gynecological evaluation and a small-cell carcinoma of uterine cervix was detected.
December 2015: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
Juan Carlos Ayus, Nora Angelica Fuentes, Armando Luis Negri, Michael L Moritz, Diego Hernan Giunta, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Sagar U Nigwekar, Ravi I Thadhani, Alan S Go, Fernan Gonzalez Bernaldo De Quiros
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are among the most serious bone fractures in the elderly, producing significant morbidity and mortality. Several observational studies have found that mild hyponatremia can adversely affect bone, with fractures occurring as a potential complication. We examined if there is an independent association between prolonged chronic hyponatremia (>90 days duration) and risk of hip fracture in the elderly. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in adults >60 years of age from a prepaid health maintenance organization who had two or more measurements of plasma sodium between 2005 and 2012...
October 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Theodosios D Filippatos, George Liamis, Moses S Elisaf
Hyponatremia (serum sodium <135 mEq/L) is a common electrolyte disorder in community or hospitalized patients. Serum sodium levels should be corrected at a proper rate in patients with hyponatremia, since overcorrection of serum sodium levels is related to devastating neurologic consequences, such as the osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). However, a number of pitfalls, which could lead to undercorrection or overcorrection of hyponatremia, are common during the treatment of hyponatremic patients. Hereby, we describe ten common pitfalls that are observed during the correction of serum sodium concentration in hyponatremic patients...
June 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
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