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Unrecognised post-operative hyponatraemia in the elderly with hip fractures

Abstract:

Inappropriate fluid therapy and surgical stress further decrease renal ability to excrete water. This results in hyponatraemia in the elderly, who tend to have a precarious homeostatic equilibrium. There is a high incidence of post-perative hyponatraemia in elderly patients undergoing surgery. We scrutinised biochemistry records, notes and fluid charts in 227 patients who had undergone treatment for hip fractures. Patients with a possible medical cuase for hyponatraemia (25) were excluded. Th...

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Journal:
HIP International
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
158-160
Publication date:
2001-01-01
ISSN:
1120-7000
URN:
uuid:1ac6dabc-f603-46d8-9eb8-94e1342fa8c4
Source identifiers:
109585
Local pid:
pubs:109585
Language:
English
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