New Guidelines from Europe on Hyponatremia — Physician’s First Watch
New Guidelines from Europe on Hyponatremia
By Joe Elia
A clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of hyponatremia appears in the European Journal of Endocrinology. It's the result of a collaboration among three European societies.
The writers "were keen to ensure that the document focused on patient-important outcomes and included utility for clinicians involved in everyday practice." To that end, evidence and the recommendations are graded, and practical advice is provided (for example, contemporaneous collection of blood and urine specimens to guide correct interpretation of lab results), as are algorithms for diagnosis and management.
The guidelines were developed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the European Society of Endocrinology and the European Renal Association — European Dialysis and Transplant Association.
Reader Comments (14)
much needed guidelines
It is a excellent update of hyponatremia.
In the title 4.5. Target population perspectives,they wrote incorrectly SSCM , but the correct abbreviation of Society of Critical Care Medicine is : SCCM
You need to talk more often of this interesting topic. Physicians need to be familiar with hyponatremia.
The Guideline are very informative.The Role of vasopressin ,classification based on biochemical severity ,symptoms severity,Time of presentation ,types of Hyponatremia --Pseudo,Isotonic , Hypertonic & Hypotonic are vividly explained.The algorithm charts and the indication of drugs Demeclocycline,Litthium&Tolvaptan are well dealt.In short ,this update is very essential for Physicians.The Guidelines show profound insight. I express my Hearty appreciation & Thanks to the authors.
update on hyponat, needed seeing more and more
widely useful for my professon
Very good gesture from NEJM to make it free
I'm interested in the new European guidelines on hyponatremia.
I hope you can send to me
Dra Odette Jara
Good idea to develope guidelines like these
tolvaptan should always be used?