Tonicity balance in patients with hypernatremia acquired in the intensive care unit.

BACKGROUND Hypernatremia is a serious electrolyte disturbance and an independent risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients. In many cases, hypernatremia is an iatrogenic problem that develops in the intensive care unit (ICU). STUDY DESIGN Case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 45 patients were studied in a medical ICU. For inclusion in the study… CONTINUE READING