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Hyponatremia: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

29 September 2021

Hyponatremia, defined as a serum sodium concentration below 135mEq/L, is the most common electrolyte disorder seen in clinical practice. Though it is often mild and asymptomatic, severe, symptomatic hyponatremia can result in significant morbidity and mortality in the hospitalized patient. Hypo-osmolar hyponatremia is characterised by the presence of excess total body water relative to total body solute; this state underpins the multiple etiologies of hyponatremia. Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone (SIADH) is a disorder of impaired water excretion caused by the inability to suppress ADH secretion. Amongst other causes, several medications have been found to be associated with SIADH and cessation of these drugs, where possible, reverses the underlying ADH excess. While fluid restriction and maintaining adequate solute intake remain the mainstay of treatment, vasopressin receptor antagonists (vaptans) may have a role to play in specific circumstances.

After the lecture, the participants will be able to gain an understanding on:

  • Pathophysiology of hyponatremia
  • Causes and evaluation of hyponatremia with a focus on SIADH
  • Principles in management of hyponatremia

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To register, scan the QR code or click on the web link. Registration closes on 30 August 2021, Monday.

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Lecture Details
29 September 2021, Wednesday

6.30 pm - 7.30 pm

60 minutes


Zoom Cloud Meetings

Registration Closing Date:
30 August 2021, Monday

Target Audience:

(Zoom Capacity: 500

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Cloud Meetings app. For ease of accessing the lecture, please download/update Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Details of the lecture meeting link will be sent to the successful registrants nearer the lecture date.)