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ICU Protocols pp 433-440 | Cite as

Hyponatremia

  • Rajesh Chawla
  • Subhash Todi
  • Devendra Kumar Agarwal
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Abstract

Hyponatremia is a very common condition encountered in the ICU in isolation or as a complication of a medical illness. Hyponatremia is defined as serum sodium less than 135 mEq/L. It is considered severe if serum sodium is less than 125 mEq/L. Too rapid correction can result in neurological complications.

Keywords

Serum Sodium Hypertonic Saline Total Body Water Urine Osmolality Serum Osmolality 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Chawla
    • 1
  • Subhash Todi
    • 2
  • Devendra Kumar Agarwal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Critical Care & EmergencyA.M.R.I. HospitalKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of NephrologyIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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