Four nephrology myths debunked.

@article{Rachoin2011FourNM,
  title={Four nephrology myths debunked.},
  author={Jean-Sebastien Rachoin and Elizabeth Cerceo},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          E1-5
        }
}
There are many controversial topics relating to renal disease in hospitalized patients. The aim of this review is to shed light on some important and often debated issues. Hypothyroidism, unlike myxedema, is not a cause of hyponatremia (although it can be sometimes seen in conjunction with the latter) and additional investigations should be done to determine its etiology. Sodium bicarbonate is effective for treatment of hyperkalemia primarily by enhancing renal potassium elimination rather than… 
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