Low blood sodium, or hyponatremia, occurs when water and sodium are out of balance in your body it can cause weakness, headache, and muscle cramps cutting back on fluid intake and. Return to previous page hyponatremia and hypernatremia in the elderly john p kugler, col, mc, usa, and thomas hustead, cpt, mc, usa dewitt army community hospital, fort belvoir, virginia. Hyponatremia in the elderly: challenges and solutions hyponatremia in the elderly: challenges and antidepressant-induced hyponatremia in older adults.
Safeguarding a vulnerable older adult this essay will discuss the older adult whose illness referred them to palliative care and onto safeguarding i will first explain what safeguarding a. Original research article open access atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia in older adults: a population-based cohort study sonja gandhi1,2, eric mcarthur2,3, jeffrey p. Hyponatremia in older adults presenting to the emergency department joan m nelson dnp, anp-bc , marylou v robinson phd, fnp-c university of colorado college of nursing at anshutz medical.
Older adults with even mildly decreased levels of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia) experience increased rates of fractures and falls, according to a new study.
Elder care a resource for interprofessional providers: hyponatremia in older adults - therapeutic considerations is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, provider fact. For older adults, low blood sodium (hyponatremia) can be fatal if left untreated.
Read about hyponatremia, low levels of sodium in the blood symptoms of hyponatremia include headache, confusion, seizures, weakness, restlessness, muscle spasms or cramps. The objective of this study was to examine the 30-day risk of hospitalization with hyponatremia in older adults atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia. Atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia in older adults: a population-based cohort study. Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older hyponatremia occurs when the sodium level in the blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults. Abstract: hyponatremia can be challenging to manage, especially in older adults acute severe hypona. Information about hyponatremia (low sodium) blood levels symptoms of hyponatremia include headache overview of the treatment of hyponatremia in adults.
Western university [email protected] electronic thesis and dissertation repository october 2016 risk of hyponatremia in older adults receiving psychotropic drug treatment. Hyponatremia is a common disorder seen in the emergency department and is more prevalent in older adults than in other adult populations (miller, 2009) though often discovered by accident. Full-text paper (pdf): atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia in older adults: a population-based cohort study. Summary objective to examine the 30-day risk of hospitalization with hyponatremia associated with carbamazepine, valproic acid (v), phenytoin (p), or topiramate (t) use compared to nonuse.