hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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All patients had dilutional hyponatremia with serum sodium concentrations between 115 and 132 mEq/L.
All of the patients had dilutional hyponatremia with serum sodium concentrations between 115 and 132 mEq/L.
The patient was found to have dilutional hyponatremia after evaluation for submission of a dilute urine specimen for random drug screening.
Dilutional hyponatremia is treated by water restriction of 600 to 1,000 ml/day (Huether 1994; Kokko, 2000), bedrest to increase venous return, and correction of the primary disorder (McSweeney, 2000).
The fundamental pathology in the TURP syndrome is volume overload and dilutional hyponatremia.
Fluid administration combined with desmopressin therapy must be managed carefully to avoid the complication of dilutional hyponatremia or water intoxication (excess electrolyte-free water) (Bohn, Davids, Friedman, & Halperin, 2005; Taylor & Durward, 2004).
Current evidence strongly indicates that EAH is a dilutional hyponatremia, caused by an increase in total body water relative to the amount of total body exchangeable Na+ (1,4,21-23,26-30,33,35,36,39,46,48,53,55).