Hyponatremia Increases Risk of Fracture

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AUSTIN, Texas—Hyponatremia is strongly associated with an increased risk of fracture and osteoporosis, according to the findings of a new systematic review and meta-analysis presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings.

The meta-analysis, which included 25 studies, found that hyponatremia, defined as a serum sodium level below 135 mmol/L, was associated with 2.7- and 2.5-fold greater odds of fracture in prospective and retrospective studies, respectively, and 2.7-fold increased odds of osteoporosis, Kalyani Murthy, MD, MS of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, and colleagues reported in a poster presentation. Patients had a mean age of 73 years. The proportion of female patients ranged from 60% to 90%. Eleven studies evaluated all fractures and 4 evaluated hip fractures.

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