Hyponatremia in pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis: reevaluating the correction factor for hyperglycemia.


H yperglycemia osmotically draws water into the vascular space, decreasing serum sodium concentration. In 1973, Katz theorized that sodium concentration should decrease by 1.6 mmol/L for every 100-mg/dL increase in serum glucose concentration (to convert serum glucose to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.0555). More recent calculations suggest… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.106


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