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Investigations in endocrinology

Investigating disorders of hyponatraemia

Bobby Chan, Anthony J O’Sullivan

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Abstract

The investigations in endocrinology section uses case scenarios to educate doctors on the best approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with different endocrine problems. The appropriate selection of tests and correct interpretation of test results are discussed.

Article Extract

Hyponatraemia can be hypovolaemic, euvolaemic or hypervolaemic and treatment differs for each. Three case vignettes are discussed to help with the investigation and management of this disorder.

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