hyponatremia

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abnormally low level of sodium in the blood

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When we realized that the neurologic sequelae had been caused by acute hyponatremia, we infused a 3% sodium chloride solution until the neurologic symptoms resolved, at which time the patient's serum sodium level had risen back to 135 mEq/L.
Our patient's medical history, laboratory data, and rapid response to treatment all indicated that acute hyponatremia was the primary cause of her severe neurologic reactions.
Four pediatric deaths due to acute hyponatremia associated with intravenous (IV) administration of hypotonic solutions, three in a postsurgical setting and the other in a medical setting were voluntarily reported (two to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada [ISMP Canada] and two to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices [ISMP] in the United States).
The cause of death was severe cerebral edema with brain herniation due to acute hyponatremia (Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, 2009).
Following completion of the race, the ingested water is absorbed and acute hyponatremia ensues, which can be fatal.
Any athlete exhibiting signs and symptoms of acute hyponatremia listed above should be screened for EAH by measuring plasma or serum [Na+].
Of these, 64 underwent venipuncture for measurement of plasma electrolytes because of clinical suspicion of acute hyponatremia (2).
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