Dr. Manish Khokhar, Dr. N. R. Rahod
Abstract: Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disturbance with a reported prevalence of up to 22 % in hospitalized patients. This disorder is always the result of an increase in circulating AVP and/or increased renal sensitivity to AVP, combined with an intake of free water; a notable exception is hyponatremia due to the low solute intake.1) To study the clinical profile of the patients admitted with hyponatremia in the medical intensive care unit. 2) To study the various etiological factors of hyponatremia among patients admitted to medical intensive care unit.
Keywords: HYPONATREMIA, SIADH