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Hyponatremia

Anil Asgaonkar, MD, provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, and causes that are frequently associated with hyponatremia, and outlines several standard treatment approaches.
Effective management requires clinicians to recognize the underlying conditions and symptoms causing the patient’s decrease in serum sodium levels and provide treatment tailored to that patient.
Revised guidelines recommend athletes to drink when they are thirsty and to supplement post-training fluids with “recovery foods.”
Thiazide and angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) combination therapy may cause hyponatremia in elderly patients, according to a study published in The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.
Pre-liver transplant (LTx) hyponatremia does not affect post-LTx survival, but hypernatremia is a significant risk factor for post-LTx mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Liver Transplantation.
Hyponatremia is associated with poorer overall survival, time to treatment failure, and disease control in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer, according to a study published in European Urology.
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