Severe hypernatremia correction rate and mortality in hospitalized patients.

@article{Alshayeb2011SevereHC,
  title={Severe hypernatremia correction rate and mortality in hospitalized patients.},
  author={Hala M. Alshayeb and A. G. Showkat and Fatima Babar and Therese A Mangold and Barry M. Wall},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={341 5},
  pages={356-60}
}
INTRODUCTION Hypernatremia is a common problem in hospitalized patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to evaluate whether physicians follow the recommended guidelines for the rate of correction of hypernatremia of ≤0.5 mEq/L/hr and to evaluate the effect of the rate of correction of severe hypernatremia on the mortality of hospitalized patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review of 131 consecutively hospitalized patients with severe… CONTINUE READING
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