Involvement of arginine vasopressin and renal sodium handling in pathogenesis of hyponatremia in elderly patients.

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to determine the pathophysiological role of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in elderly patients with hyponatremia, and the efficacy of fludrocortisone acetate in treating their hyponatremia. Eleven hospitalized patients aged 65 years or older whose serum sodium levels were less than 130 mEq/l were examined. The hyponatremic… (More)

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