Hyponatremia

Moderate Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk

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Even moderate hyponatremia declines are associated with an increased risk of death.

What You Don't Know About Hyponatremia: An Interview with Juan Carlos Ayus, MD, FACP, FASN

What You Don't Know About Hyponatremia: An Interview with Juan Carlos Ayus, MD, FACP, FASN

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Hyponatremia authority Dr. Juan Carlos Ayus receives calls all the time from fellow nephrologists who have questions.

FDA: Samsca May Cause Liver Damage

FDA: Samsca May Cause Liver Damage

Use should be time-restricted or avoided in some patients

Hyponatremia Linked to Thiazide Use

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Risk is greatest in patients with a lower body mass index and younger age.

Hypokalemia Risk Higher with Chlorthalidone than HCTZ

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Use of either drug is associated with similar incidences of adverse cardiovascular events or death.

FDA Warns About Tolvaptan-Related Liver Injury

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In clinical trials, three patients treated with the hyponatremia drug experienced liver injury, which improved after discontinuing treatment.

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

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Tolvaptan slows kidney growth and renal decline.

Hyponatremia Raises Death Risk in General Population

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Hyponatremia is a relatively common electrolyte abnormality in the general U.S. adult population.

Hyponatremia Increases Postoperative Death and Complication Rates

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Condition is associated with a 44% increased risk of 30-day mortality.

Hyponatremia May Shorten RCC Survival

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Hyponatremia is associated with shorter cancer-specific survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with molecular targeted therapy.

Older Age Hikes Admission Risk for Thiazide-Induced Hyponatremia

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Researchers have identified risk factors for hospitalizations related to thiazide-associated hyponatremia (HTAH), according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension (2012;14:158-164).

Hyponatremia: New Insights into Risks, Prevention, and Treatment

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Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in both children and adults. New research has begun to challenge some traditionally held views regarding this common condition.

Hyponatremia: An Update on the Management of SIADH

Hyponatremia: An Update on the Management of SIADH

Therapeutic options for SIADH have been significantly enhanced with the introduction of specific vasopressin receptor antagonists

Hyponatremia May Predict Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

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PRAGUE—Transient hyponatremia may precede development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography, according to investigators.

Hypernatremia Due to Hypovolemia in Dementia

An 86-year-old black female was admitted to the hospital after she had a seizure while waiting for a swallow evaluation as an outpatient.

Hyponatremia, Fractures Linked

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Hyponatremia in elderly patients is associated with large-bone fractures, researchers have concluded.

Hyponatremia Drug Receives Marketing Clearance

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The FDA has approved Samsca tablets (tolvaptan) to treat hyponatremia, one of the most common electrolyte disorders seen in hospitalized patients.

Management of Inpatient Hyponatremia

Management of Inpatient Hyponatremia

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Hyponatremia may be the most common electrolyte disturbance seen in hospitalized patients. It is the most likely to lead to permanent or lethal complications if treated incorrectly.

Premixed Hyponatremia Drug Now Commercially Available

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Astellas Pharma US, Inc., of Deerfield, Ill., has announced the commercial availability of conivaptan hydrochloride injection (Vaprisol) premixed in 5% dextrose.

Fractures, Hyponatremia Linked in the Elderly

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Hyponatremia may place elderly patients at increased risk for bone fractures, according to researchers.

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