STUDY ON CLINICAL PROFILE OF HYPONATREMIA IN PATIENTS ADMITTED IN IMCU
*Dr. J. Bharath and Dr. L. Rajagopala Marthandam
Hyponatremia is one of the frequently encountered electrolyte disturbance in ICU setting presenting with wide range of clinical manifestations. The current incidence of hyponatremia is around 25 to 30% in overall patients admitted in ICU. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on Clinical Profile of Hyponatremia in 100 patients admitted in IMCU to find out the sex distribution, commonest symptom, commonest etiology and outcome. The study showed a male predominance, mean age being 52 years. Commonest symptom was confusion followed by nausea. Common etiologies were diuretic therapy followed by congestive cardiac failure. Severity of hyponatremia had positive correlation with mortality.
Keywords: Hyponatremia is one of the frequently correlation with mortality.
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