Hyponatremia | Institutional Registry of Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to create an institutional and population-based registry of Hyponatremia with a prospective survey based on epidemiological data, risk factors, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, monitoring and survival. This study will also describe the occurrence of hyponatremia in the population of HIBA in the Central Hospital, as well as the characteristics of clinical presentation, evolution and predisposing factors of hyponatremia.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Over 17 years. 2. At least a measure of central laboratory Na less than 130 mmol / l in patients without criteria for chronic hyponatremia or at least a measure of central laboratory Na greater than or equal to 150 mmol / l. 3. First detection of sodium less than 130 mmol / l defined as exacerbation of chronic hyponatremia patients. 4. Reepisodio defined as hyponatremia in patients who recovered the acute episode and again have a new episode of acute hyponatremia. Exclusion Criteria: 1. The refusal to register or to the informed consent process. 2. Error in the measurement of sodium in the opinion of treating physician / recognized laboratory. 3. Chronic renal patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. 4. Sodium determinations patients with cardiovascular surgery during cardiopulmonary bypass with intraoperative sodium determinations. 5. Outpatients (excluding patients with PS on guard and spontaneous demand, see definitions). 6. Patients treated (removal of blood and determination of serum sodium) in San Justo.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Study Status


Start Date: December 2006

Completed Date: May 2014


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: clinical features

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Diego H Giunta, MD

Lead Sponsor: Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires


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