Hyponatremia from a Nephrologist's Perspective

September 23, 2014


Anil Asgaonkar, MD, provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, and causes that are frequently associated with hyponatremia, and outlines several standard treatment approaches.

Clinical Judgment Is the Key to Determining Treatment for Hyponatremia

September 21, 2014


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.

Exercise-induced Hyponatremia Caused by Misconceptions Regarding Athletes' Fluid, Sodium Intake

August 29, 2014


Revised guidelines recommend athletes to drink when they are thirsty and to supplement post-training fluids with "recovery foods."

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Thiazide Associated with Hyponatremia in Elderly Patients

April 24, 2014


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.

Hyponatremia Associated with Poorer Overall Survival in Renal Cell Cancer Patients

March 28, 2014


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.

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Could Effectively Replace Physical Examination for Hyponatremia

March 27, 2014


As bioimpedance spectroscopy effectively estimates body fluid status, it could replace physical examinations for hyponatremia patients.

Does Choice of Bowel Preparation Method Affect Hyponatremia Risk in Older Patients Readying for Colonoscopy?

March 20, 2014


Sodium picosulfate, a commonly prescribed medication for bowel prep prior to colonoscopy, is associated with increased risk of hyponatremia in older adults compared to polyethylene glycol.

Worse Long-term Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure and Hyponatremia

March 13, 2014


Hyponatremia is associated with increased mortality and rehospitalization in patients hospitalized for heart failure.

New European Hyponatremia Guidelines Released

March 05, 2014


Recently released guidelines seek to provide clarity to the management of hyponatremia by outlining an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Patients with Epilepsy Being Treated with Oxcarbazepine Should Have Their Serum Sodium Levels Carefully Monitored

February 28, 2014


Researchers identify several independent risk factors for the development of severe and/or symptomatic hyponatremia in patients on oxcarbazepine therapy.