Hypernatremia and intravenous fluid resuscitation in collapsed ultramarathon runners.

@article{HewButler2008HypernatremiaAI,
  title={Hypernatremia and intravenous fluid resuscitation in collapsed ultramarathon runners.},
  author={Tamara Dawn Hew-Butler and Jeremy Boulter and John Godlonton and Ross Tucker and Timothy D Noakes},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if a return to normonatremia is required for symptomatology to resolve in collapsed hypernatremic runners and if intravenous (IV) administration of an isotonic solution would adversely affect serum sodium concentration ([Na+]) in collapsed normonatremic runners. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING 2006 Comrades Marathon. PARTICIPANTS 103 collapsed runners. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Final serum [Na] upon discharge. RESULTS 58% of all collapsed runners were… CONTINUE READING