Hyponatraemia: an overview of frequency, clinical presentation and complications.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237934
Title:
Hyponatraemia: an overview of frequency, clinical presentation and complications.
Authors:
Thompson, Chris; Hoorn, Ewout J
Affiliation:
Academic Department of Endocrinology, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI Medical School, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. christhompson@beaumont.ie
Citation:
Hyponatraemia: an overview of frequency, clinical presentation and complications. 2012, 26 Suppl 1:S1-6 Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.
Journal:
Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237934
DOI:
10.1016/S1521-690X(12)00019-X
PubMed ID:
22469246
Abstract:
Hyponatraemia (defined as a serum sodium concentration <136 mmol/L) is the most frequently encountered electrolyte disturbance in clinical practice. It is classified according to volume status (hypovolaemia, hypervolaemia or euvolaemia), reflecting the relative proportions of water and sodium within the body. The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is the most common cause of euvolaemic hyponatraemia. Although hyponatraemia is associated with poor prognosis and increased length of hospital stay, it is often poorly managed and sometimes underdiagnosed and undertreated. This article provides an overview of the frequency, pathophysiology and complications associated with this common clinical condition.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Humans; Hyponatremia; Inappropriate ADH Syndrome
ISSN:
1532-1908

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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Chrisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoorn, Ewout Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T10:46:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-09T10:46:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationHyponatraemia: an overview of frequency, clinical presentation and complications. 2012, 26 Suppl 1:S1-6 Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-1908-
dc.identifier.pmid22469246-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1521-690X(12)00019-X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237934-
dc.description.abstractHyponatraemia (defined as a serum sodium concentration <136 mmol/L) is the most frequently encountered electrolyte disturbance in clinical practice. It is classified according to volume status (hypovolaemia, hypervolaemia or euvolaemia), reflecting the relative proportions of water and sodium within the body. The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is the most common cause of euvolaemic hyponatraemia. Although hyponatraemia is associated with poor prognosis and increased length of hospital stay, it is often poorly managed and sometimes underdiagnosed and undertreated. This article provides an overview of the frequency, pathophysiology and complications associated with this common clinical condition.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolismen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHyponatremia-
dc.subject.meshInappropriate ADH Syndrome-
dc.titleHyponatraemia: an overview of frequency, clinical presentation and complications.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcademic Department of Endocrinology, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI Medical School, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. christhompson@beaumont.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBest practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolismen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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