acute hyponatremia


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acute hyponatremia

Hyponatremia that develops in 48 hr or less. It may be corrected rapidly without concern for neurological dysfunction.
See also: hyponatremia
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The cause of death was cerebral edema with brain herniation due to acute hyponatremia (ISMP Canada, 2009).
In acute hyponatremia, the brain cells are unable to compensate for the rapid decrease in serum osmolality.
Since the early signs and symptoms of acute hyponatremia are often nonspecific, health care professionals may attribute them to other causes, such as the postoperative effects of anesthetics, medications administered such as opioids for pain, or the presenting illness.
In addition to the administration of hypotonic parenteral solutions, such as D5W or 2/3 and 1/3, oral and enteral intake may be a source of electrolyte-free water that contributes to the development of acute hyponatremia (e.
Incidents of hospital-acquired acute hyponatremia in children leading to severe harm and death have been reported internationally associated with hypotonic solutions.
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