Severe hyponatraemia in medical in-patients: aetiology, assessment and outcome.

@article{Clayton2006SevereHI,
  title={Severe hyponatraemia in medical in-patients: aetiology, assessment and outcome.},
  author={Juliet Clayton and Ivan R Le Jeune and Ian P Hall},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={505-11}
}
BACKGROUND Hyponatraemia is the most commonly identified electrolyte abnormality. Published data on severe hyponatraemia in general medical in-patients is lacking. AIM To determine the aetiology, adequacy of assessment, and outcome of severe hyponatraemia in general medical in-patients. DESIGN Retrospective case-note review. METHODS All general medical in-patients (n = 108) with serum sodium < or =125 mmol/l were identified from the clinical chemistry database, over a six-month period. A… CONTINUE READING