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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 553–554 | Cite as

Direct sodium measurement prevents underestimation of hyponatremia in critically ill patients

  • W. van den Ancker
  • I. A. Haagen
  • P. H. J. van der Voort
Letter

Keywords

Fluid Balance Electrolyte Concentration Albumin Concentration Total Protein Concentration Time Dilution 
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Notes

Conflicts of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. van den Ancker
    • 1
  • I. A. Haagen
    • 1
  • P. H. J. van der Voort
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Hematology and Clinical Chemistry LaboratoriesOnze Lieve Vrouwe GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Intensive CareOnze Lieve Vrouwe GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.TIAS School for Business and SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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