Hyponatraemia, defined as a serum sodium concentration <135 nmol/l, is the most common disorder of body fluid and electrolyte balance encountered in clinical practice. Management of patients notoriously remains problematic and is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and length of hospital stay. The aim of this oral presentation will be to highlight and discuss new European guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hyponatraemia. We will present patient case studies in which various clinical scenarios will be identified; this will include many of the different causes of hyponatraemia, consequent treatment and management.
16 - 20 May 2015
European Society of Endocrinology