The pattern of plasma sodium abnormalities in an acute elderly care ward: a cross-sectional study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209297
Title:
The pattern of plasma sodium abnormalities in an acute elderly care ward: a cross-sectional study.
Authors:
O'Connor, K A; Cotter, P E; Kingston, M; Twomey, C; O'Mahony, D
Affiliation:
South Munster Geriatric Training Scheme, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Cork, University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2006 Jul-Sep;175(3):28-31.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209297
PubMed ID:
17073244
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: The combination of ageing, illness, and medications can lead to hyponatraemia or hypernatraemia. AIMS: To describe the distribution of plasma sodium levels in older patients admitted to hospital. METHODS: We carried out a hospital based cross-sectional study examining 1,511 serum sodium concentrations ([Na+]) among 336 elderly patients and attempted to elucidate the cause(s) of the abnormal serum [Na+]. RESULTS: The study population had a mean age of 81.4. Ninety-two (27.4%) patients had hyponatraemia and seven patients (2.1%) had hypernatraemia during their hospitalisation. The distribution of [Na+] results was towards the lower end of the normal range. The mortality rate of patients with hyponatraemia was 14.1% and that of patients with normal serum [Na+] was 8.9%. Six patients with hypernatraemia died in hospital. Lower respiratory tract infection and medication accounted for the majority of cases. CONCLUSIONS: Deranged [Na+] is common among elderly patients admitted to hospital.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Aged, 80 and over; Cross-Sectional Studies; *Hospitalization; Humans; Hypernatremia/*blood/epidemiology/etiology; Hyponatremia/*blood/epidemiology/etiology; Ireland/epidemiology; Prevalence; Sodium/*blood
ISSN:
0021-1265 (Print); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, K Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCotter, P Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorKingston, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:17:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:17:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:17:31Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2006 Jul-Sep;175(3):28-31.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid17073244en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209297-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The combination of ageing, illness, and medications can lead to hyponatraemia or hypernatraemia. AIMS: To describe the distribution of plasma sodium levels in older patients admitted to hospital. METHODS: We carried out a hospital based cross-sectional study examining 1,511 serum sodium concentrations ([Na+]) among 336 elderly patients and attempted to elucidate the cause(s) of the abnormal serum [Na+]. RESULTS: The study population had a mean age of 81.4. Ninety-two (27.4%) patients had hyponatraemia and seven patients (2.1%) had hypernatraemia during their hospitalisation. The distribution of [Na+] results was towards the lower end of the normal range. The mortality rate of patients with hyponatraemia was 14.1% and that of patients with normal serum [Na+] was 8.9%. Six patients with hypernatraemia died in hospital. Lower respiratory tract infection and medication accounted for the majority of cases. CONCLUSIONS: Deranged [Na+] is common among elderly patients admitted to hospital.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Hospitalizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypernatremia/*blood/epidemiology/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHyponatremia/*blood/epidemiology/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshSodium/*blooden_GB
dc.titleThe pattern of plasma sodium abnormalities in an acute elderly care ward: a cross-sectional study.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSouth Munster Geriatric Training Scheme, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Cork, University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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