By Robert W. Schrier MD
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Whether it is the rate of correction of hyponatremia or the magnitude that predisposes to osmotic demyelination is unknown, but in practice dissociating the two is difficult, because a rapid correction rate usually means a greater correction over a given period of time. The following guidelines are fundamental to successful therapy: 1. Because cerebral water is increased only by approximately 10% in severe chronic hyponatremia, promptly increase the serum Na+ level by 10%, or by approximately 10 mEq/L.
Schrier’s Diseases of the Kidney, 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013:1997–2011. Ellison DH. Diuretic therapy and resistance in congestive heart failure. Cardiology 2001;96:132–143. Ellison DH, Hoorn EJ, Schrier RW. Mechanisms of diuretic action, Chapter 66. In: Schrier RW, ed. Schrier’s diseases of the kidney, 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013:1906–1937. Felker GM, Lee KL, Bull DA, et al. Diuretic strategies in patients with acute decompensated HF.
The presence or absence of hyponatremia depends on the patient’s water intake. The pivotal diagnostic test to distinguish between the hypovolemic hyponatremic patient with metabolic alkalosis who is a diuretic abuser and the patient who is a surreptitious vomiter is the urinary chloride concentration. Surreptitious vomiters have low (<10 mEq/L) chloride concentrations and surreptitious diuretic abusers have high (>20 mEq/L) concentration. Salt-Losing Nephritis. Patients with medullary cystic disease, chronic interstitial nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, analgesic nephropathy, partial urinary tract obstruction, and, rarely, chronic glomerulonephritis may present with hypovolemic hyponatremia secondary to salt-losing nephritis.