Successful treatment of severe hyponatremia in a patient with renal failure using continuous venovenous hemodialysis

Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Nov;32(5):829-31. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(98)70141-6.

Abstract

Both hyponatremia and its rapid correction can cause neurological disorders. Slowly correcting hyponatremia (especially when asymptomatic) at a rate of 0.5 mEq/L/h is recommended; however, little information exists about treatment of hyponatremia in patients requiring dialysis. We report a case of successfully treated hyponatremia using continuous venovenous hemodialysis with a specially prepared dialysate containing a lower than usual sodium concentration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acidosis / complications
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Hemodialysis Solutions / administration & dosage
  • Hemodialysis Solutions / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Hyperkalemia / complications
  • Hyponatremia / blood
  • Hyponatremia / complications
  • Hyponatremia / therapy*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Renal Dialysis / methods*
  • Sodium / administration & dosage
  • Sodium / blood
  • Sodium / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Hemodialysis Solutions
  • Sodium