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Basic Metabolic Panel - Sodium

Part 1 of a closer look at the Basic Metabolic Panel or BMP that most people have run every time they go to the doctor. Today’s focus is sodium. 406 more words

Basic Metabolic Panel

WARNING : Fast food can kill you

The term fast food is the name given to any kind of food that is prepared quickly and served quickly. It can also be used to describe food that is sold in a restaurant, food stand, or moving vehicles with pre-heated and pre-cooked ingredients and then served in packages called take away. 1,040 more words

Correcting Hyponatremia/Low Sodium Levels

Low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia. Normal levels are 120-130mEq/L. The signs and symptoms associated with low sodium include,  fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps weakness, and confusion occur when serum sodium values are 115-120 mEq/L. 211 more words

Hypotonic versus Isotonic Fluids in Hospitalized Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Reviewer: Caitlin Peterson

Link:   B. Foster et al. J Pediatr

Objective: To determine whether the use of hypotonic vs isotonic maintenance fluids confers an increased risk of hyponatremia in hospitalized children. 570 more words


Beyond Drinking: Disorders of Water Homeostasis in Patients with CKD

In a recent article published in AJKD, Combs and Berl reviewed the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of disorders of water homeostasis that occur in patients with chronic kidney diseases including long-term dialytic support. 858 more words


19-Year-Old Overdoses....On Soy Sauce?

Yea you read that right. A young man from Virginia who drank a quart of soy sauce went into a coma and nearly died from an excess of salt in his body. 143 more words

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Hypernatremia is associated with increased risk of mortality in pediatric severe traumatic brain injury

Acquired hypernatremia appears to signal higher risk of mortality in pediatric sTBI and is associated with a higher discharge level of care in sTBI survivors.

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Traumatic Brain Injury