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    Sodium Correction for Hyperglycemia

    Calculates the actual sodium level in patients with hyperglycemia.

    Hyperglycemia causes osmotic shifts of water from the intracellular to the extracellular space, causing a relative dilutional hyponatremia. The classic correction factor of 1.6 mEq/L for every 100 mg/dL increase in serum glucose was challenged by a paper by Hillier et al in 1999, and sometimes their factor of 2.4 mEq/L is used.



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    Dr. Teresa A. Hillier

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    Teresa A. Hillier, MD, MS, is a practicing endocrinologist and senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Her research includes how modifiable risk factors earlier in life can affect future risk of endocrine diseases, including gestational diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hillier is currently the principal investigator of the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF).

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