Caution of overdependence on formulas while treating hyponatremia.

Abstract

Use of online formulas to treat hyponatremia is a common practice. We report here that while using the same goal of correction and type of infusate to treat a patient with hyponatremia, a large discrepancy in infusion rate is obtained from using the 2 commonly available online equations. When the therapy fluid is less concentrated saline (0.9%), Adrogue's… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.08.016

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