Clinical Trends for September 2015

Ryan Syrek

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September 25, 2015

Clinical Trend of the Week (Sept 5-11): Hypernatremia

Searches for this condition likely spiked in response to the British Regional Heart Study, which found that hypernatremia and mild hyponatremia are both associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in older men who have no history of coronary artery disease, heart failure, or stroke. The findings suggest a need for clinicians to monitor sodium levels in older men who previously may not have been viewed as at risk for cardiovascular disease.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Hypernatremia.

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