Saturday, September 06, 2014

Thiazide induced hyponatremia

This review refers to it as a silent epidemic, under reported in clinical trials yet well known in the real clinical world.

The paper is a bit dated, and at the time it was published the use of desmopressin to help deal with over rapid correction had not been established.

Though not covered in the review it is worth mention that mere correction of the hypokalemia (which nearly always accompanies thiazide induced hyponatremia) can result in an overly rapid rise in the serum sodium.

1 comment:

DONELLA FLORENCE said...

nice information. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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