Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Hyponatremia?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


April 19, 2016

To avoid ODS in patients with chronic hyponatremia (known duration >48 hours), the recommendations include the following:

  • Minimum correction of serum sodium by 4-8 mmol/L per day, with a lower goal of 4-6 mmol/L per day if the risk for ODS is high

  • For patients at high risk for ODS: maximum correction of 8 mmol/L in any 24-hour period

  • For patients at normal risk for ODS: maximum correction of 10-12 mmol/L in any 24-hour period and 18 mmol/L in any 48-hour period

For more on hyponatremia treatment, read here.


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