Characteristics, prevalence, risk factors, and underlying mechanism of hyponatremia in elderly patients treated with antidepressants: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Mannesse2013CharacteristicsPR,
  title={Characteristics, prevalence, risk factors, and underlying mechanism of hyponatremia in elderly patients treated with antidepressants: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Cyndie K Mannesse and Paul A. Jansen and Rob J van Marum and Rob C Sival and Rob M Kok and P M Judith Haffmans and Toine Cornelus Gerardus Egberts},
  journal={Maturitas},
  year={2013},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={357-63}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics of hyponatremia in elderly users of antidepressants, to determine the prevalence and risk factors for hyponatremia, and to identify the underlying mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study (March 2007-April 2009) with prospectively collected data. Patients were older than 60 years, used antidepressants, and had a complete geriatric assessment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Serum sodium and antidiuretic hormone levels, serum… CONTINUE READING
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