electrolytes

Hyponatremia and Mortality

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

In December 2005, the first effective vasopressin antagonist, conivaptan, was approved.  Several months later when I spoke to my hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee, I described the dangers of hyponatremia and the effectiveness of [read more...]

Test Your Knowledge: Hypokalemia

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

In the September issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Asmar et al summarize a physiologic approach to the treatment of hypokalemia. The following questions will test your knowledge of hypokalemia. 1. Liddle syndrome is characterized [read more...]