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Implications of Hyponatremia in Liver Transplantation

Department of Surgery and Community Health, Dalhousie University, 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, B3H 2Y9, NS, Canada
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J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(1), 66-74; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm4010066
Received: 8 August 2014 / Accepted: 5 December 2014 / Published: 29 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hyponatremia: Advances in Diagnosis and Management)
Although there are a limited number of quality studies, appropriate peri-operative management of serum electrolytes seems to reduce adverse outcomes in liver transplantation. Hyponatremia is defined as the presence of serum concentration of sodium equal ≤130 mmol/L and it is detected in approximately 20% of patients with end stage liver disease waiting for a liver transplant (LT). This paper will focus on the pathogenesis of dilutional hyponatremia and its significance in terms of both candidacy for LT and post-operative outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: hyponatremia; liver transplantation; sodium; cirrhosis hyponatremia; liver transplantation; sodium; cirrhosis
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Cimen, S.; Guler, S.; Ayloo, S.; Molinari, M. Implications of Hyponatremia in Liver Transplantation. J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4, 66-74.

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