Published in Blood Weekly, March 8th, 2012
"Conventional hemodialysis is necessary to correct blood chemistries and volume overload, yet it may raise serum sodium (Na) too quickly, potentially resulting in osmotic demyelination syndrome. We present the case of a patient who presented with renal failure requiring dialysis and also with a serum Na of 112 mEq/l," wrote E.M. Wendland and colleagues, University of Connecticut.
The researchers concluded: "Using a dialysate Na concentration of 130 mEq/l and by limiting the...
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