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.
Acute hyponatremia in the perioperative period: insights into its pathophysiology and recommendations for management.
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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