Friday, July 19, 2013

Significant change to my Sodium and Water handout.

I re-worked my sodium and water handout to better track my IV fluid and diuretic lecture that I do for residents in July. The old hand-out focused on IV fluids and dysnatremia. The new one goes deeper into IV fluids including new data on the advantages of LR over NS, and the problem of iatrogenic fluid overload. I then stripped a bunch out on the principles of total body sodium and put an abridged section on hyponatremia with more contemporary view on vaptans and their role the treatment of hyponatremia. I removed the hypernatremia section.

The next step is to remove the dysnatremia section completely and make that a stand alone book.

Work in progress.

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