Dysnatremia predicts a delayed recovery in collapsed ultramarathon runners.


OBJECTIVE To assess (1) the incidence of dysnatremia in collapsed runners presenting to the medical tent of the 89-km Comrades Marathon and whether dysnatremia influences time to discharge, and (2) whether intravenous fluids could restore serum sodium concentration ([Na+]) to 140 mM faster than could the administration of oral fluids. DESIGN Prospective… (More)


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@article{HewButler2007DysnatremiaPA, title={Dysnatremia predicts a delayed recovery in collapsed ultramarathon runners.}, author={Tamara Dawn Hew-Butler and Karen A. Sharwood and Jeremy Boulter and Malcolm Collins and Ross Tucker and Jonathan P. Dugas and Robert E Shave and Keith P. George and Timothy Cable and Joseph G. Verbalis and Timothy D Noakes}, journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine}, year={2007}, volume={17 4}, pages={289-96} }