Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Management Strategies and Outcomes for Hyponatremia in Cirrhosis in the Hyponatremia Registry

Table 4

Patient characteristics and LOS for patients admitted with HN who corrected with initial HN therapy.

Relapse (n = 61)No relapse (n = 49)

[Na+], mmol/L128.0 (4.0)127.0 (5.0)
at time of correction, mmol/132.0 (2.0)132.0 (2.0)
BUN, mg/dL17.0 (17.0)16.0 (16.0)
Cr, mg/dL1.0 (0.5)1.0 (0.9)
BUN:Cr ratio19.1 (9.6)17.4 (11.4)
Tbili, µmol/L4.8 (7.3)4.3 (6.7)
INR, s1.8 (0.8)1.8 (0.5)
Alb, g/doll2.6 (0.9)2.8 (0.7)
MELD score at correction20.9 (6.6)21.9 (11.3)
LOS, 9 (6.0)6 (5.0)
LOS until correction, d3 (2.0)3 (1.0)
LOS after correction, 6 (5.0)2 (3.0)
Death/ hospice, n (%)5 (8)5 (10)

< 0.05.
Values for sodium concentration ([Na+]), [Na+] at time of correction, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), BUN:CR ratio, total bilirubin (Tbili), albumin (Alb), international normalized ratio (INR), Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score at correction, length of stay (LOS), LOS until correction, and LOS after correction are median (interquartile range). HN, hyponatremia.

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