hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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Our patient's medical history, laboratory data, and rapid response to treatment all indicated that acute hyponatremia was the primary cause of her severe neurologic reactions.
Four pediatric deaths due to acute hyponatremia associated with intravenous (IV) administration of hypotonic solutions, three in a postsurgical setting and the other in a medical setting were voluntarily reported (two to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada [ISMP Canada] and two to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices [ISMP] in the United States).
The cause of death was severe cerebral edema with brain herniation due to acute hyponatremia (Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, 2009).
Osmotic demyelination, or central pontine myelinolysis, in association with the rapid correction of an acute hyponatremia (ie, <48 hour duration), has not been reported (86) and should never be an impediment to rapidly correcting hyponatremia in symptomatic EAH (7,21-23,26,43,46,54,60).
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