Language Guiding Therapy: The Case of Dehydration versus Volume Depletion

  title={Language Guiding Therapy: The Case of Dehydration versus Volume Depletion},
  author={K. Mange and D. Matsuura and B. {\vC}i{\vz}man and H. Soto and F. Ziyadeh and S. Goldfarb and E. Neilson},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • K. Mange, D. Matsuura, +4 authors E. Neilson
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Patients presenting with orthostatic hypotension and normal plasma sodium concentrations are frequently admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of dehydration. If they are fortunate, they receive fluids containing sodium chloride instead of free water to correct obvious extracellular fluid volume depletion. Confusing this diagnosis highlights the growing and pernicious habit of using the terms dehydration and volume depletion interchangeably at the bedside when the two describe clearly… CONTINUE READING
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