Exertional dysnatremia in collapsed marathon runners: a critical role for point-of-care testing to guide appropriate therapy.

@article{Siegel2009ExertionalDI,
  title={Exertional dysnatremia in collapsed marathon runners: a critical role for point-of-care testing to guide appropriate therapy.},
  author={Arthur J. Siegel and Pierre A d'Hemecourt and Marvin M Adner and Terry Shirey and Jeffrey L. Brown and Kent B. Lewandrowski},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={336-40}
}
Dysnatremia may cause life-threatening encephalopathy in marathon runners. Hypernatremia and exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) may manifest with mental status changes and, if untreated, progress to coma and death. We reviewed the on-site blood sodium testing and treatment in collapsed runners at the finish-line medical tent at the Boston marathons from… CONTINUE READING