Sodium disorders in the emergency department: a review of hyponatremia and hypernatremia.

@article{Pfennig2012SodiumDI,
  title={Sodium disorders in the emergency department: a review of hyponatremia and hypernatremia.},
  author={Camiron L. Pfennig and Corey M. Slovis},
  journal={Emergency medicine practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1-26}
}
Identifying and correcting sodium abnormalities is critical, since suboptimal management potentially leads to substantial morbidity and mortality. Manifestations of hyponatremia, which is one of the more common electrolyte abnormalities in clinical medicine, depend on multiple factors, including the chronicity of the symptoms, the absolute level of sodium, and the patient's overall health. In symptomatic hyponatremia, emergency clinicians must understand the importance of determining the proper… CONTINUE READING
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