Tag Archives: hyponatremia

Antidepressants and Hyponatremia

It is well known that antidepressants can cause hyponatremia, particularly in elderly patients. This complication can be serious, with delirium, seizure, or even death. In the classic study by Fabian et al,1 paroxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), was found to induce hyponatremia in 12% of elderly patients within a mean duration of 9 days. […]

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Association Between High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Hyponatremia

In this issue of The American Journal of Medicine Israel and Grossman1 report an interesting observation based on their analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) datasets. They used gradient boosting machines to build predictive models for hyponatremia based on SPRINT participant high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, […]

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The Economic Burden of Hyponatremia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  Hyponatremia is shown to be associated with prolonged hospital stays and higher risk of readmission, which suggests that hyponatremia may represent an important determinant of hospitalization costs. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality observed in clinical practice. Several studies have demonstrated that hyponatremia is associated with an increased length of hospital stay and of […]

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Management of Hyponatremia

CME: Management of Patients with Hyponatremia

The American Journal of Medicine is offering a new continuing medical education course entitled: Advances in the Management of Patients with Hyponatremia. Program Overview This continuing medical education activity represents a comprehensive summary of the diagnosis and treatment of all types of hyponatremia. The expert faculty present specific treatment recommendations according to the extracellular fluid […]

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