Hello, my friends and followers….
I know it has been several days since I’ve last posted, but it’s not because I’m losing interest, I swear. Please be patient with me. I am truly inflicted with EPM, and one of my biggest issues is with concentration and memory (which is EXTREMELY frustrating for a person who used to be able to open a 1400 page textbook and find a sentence in a matter of minutes).
Now, I read through a few research articles and I literally can’t remember what exactly it is that I read or where I read it 😦 However, in my ambition, I still believe I can read through 8 to 10 articles in a night and be able to keep it all straight, but I CAN’T.
I can’t remember what it is I read, and if I do remember something I read, I can’t find the article it was in, so I’m having to experiment with methods to keep everything organized.
It’s not working very well. I never had to do it before, so I’m finding that my ability to do it SUCKS or maybe it’s not so much ability as the disability of having EPM.
SO, here’s the thing. I have found tons of new information (or at least I think it’s new..can’t quite remember if I’ve added these things or not, and I tried to go back through previous posts, but can’t keep those straight either 😦 ) . Ok, so I hope it’s new, but if it’s not..PLEASE let me know!
Anyway, I have a lot of information that I want to add to these posts and updates. I will try to add information to older posts where I believe it fits, but I also don’t those who have read the previous posts to have to keep going back to find out about the new information, so I’m going to have to think about a way to keep updates easy to find. Maybe have an updates category/ post section.
Well, for now, here is a really helpful table that shows several categories for those who are at risk for developing hyponatremia. It’s something I just found, and I was surprised that it contained some additional at risk groups that I didn’t mention (didn’t think that was possible).
Normally, I would love to post a link to this, but I can’t. It’s a PDF, and I’m just not that PC savy, so if you would like to find out more, please research the article below:
Diagnosis and management of hyponatraemia
in hospitalised patients
P. Reddy, A. D. Mooradian
This was found in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, October 2009, 63, 10, 1494–1508
(Okay, I lied: here is the link to the free article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2009.02103.x/abstract )
The information taken directly from the link above:
|Anti-psychotics Phenothiazines Haloperidol||Anti-depressantsSSRI’s TCA’s MAOI’s Bupropion||Anti-convulsants Carbamazepine, Oxcarbazepine, Sodium valproate||Analgesics & Recreational drugs Morphine (high doses), Tramadol, MDMA (Ecstasy), NSAID’s, Colchicine, Venlafaxine, Cymbalta (duloxetine)|
|Cardiac drugs Thiazides, clonidine, ACE inhibitors, Aldosterone antagonists, Amiloride, Loop diuretics, Methyldopa, Amlodipine, Amiodarone, lorcainide, Propafenone, Theophylline, Terlipressin, Unfractionated heparin (aldosterone antagonist)||Anti-diabeticsChlorpropamide, Tolbutamide, Glipizide Lipid lowering agentsClofibrate||Anti-neoplastic agentsCyclophosphamide Vincristine Vinblastine Cisplatin, Hydroxyurea, Melphalan Immunosuppressive drugs Tacrolimus, Methotrexate, interferon α and γ, levamisole, Monoclonal antibodies||Antibiotics Azithromycin Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin, cefoperazone/sulbactam, rifabutinGastrointestinal drugsSomatostatin analogs, Omeprazole OthersBromocriptine|
|Non-osmotic stimuli||CNS lesions||Malignancies||Increased intrathoracic pressure|
|Nausea||Tumours (neuroblastoma)||Lymphoma, leukaemia, and Hodgkin disease||Mediastinal tumours (thymoma, sarcoma)|
|Pain||CVA||Carcinoma of the uterus||positive pressure ventilation|
|Stress||Meningitis||Ureteral, prostate, bladder carcinoma||Infections (pneumonia, TB, aspergillosis, lung abscess)|
|HIV||Encephalitis||Carcinoma of duodenum and pancreas||Bronchogenic carcinoma, mesothelioma|
|Acute psychosis||Abscess||Ectopic production of vasopressin by tumours (small cell lung ca, carcinoids||Bronchiectasis|
|Surgery||Guillain–Barré syndrome||Cancers of the head and neck and nasopharynx||Empyema|
|Pregnancy (physiological)||Hydrocephalus||Renal cell carcinoma||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Hypokalaemia||Pituitary stalk lesion||Osteosarcoma||Pneumothorax|
|CHF exacerbation||Delirium tremens|
I really found this article to be extremely detailed and informative regarding hyponatremia!! I really recommend it. However, it should be digested in small quantities because there is a LOT of medical lingo, etc. I consider it one of the top research articles for hyponatremia. I give it 5 stars 🙂
Anyway, please bear with me. There will be tons more to come. It will just take some time.