Summary of Hypernatremia
Flashcards on Hypernatremia
Hypernatremia is defined as sodium levels greater than mEq/L.
Questions on Hypernatremia
A 17-year-old 65 kg boy is brought to the emergency room after fainting during an after-school basketball conditioning practice session. His friends recount that they had been exercising for 2 hours straight and while running around the outside court, the patient had collapsed. Of note, the coach thinks the patient was lazy and was indifferent to the situation; the friends describe their coach as very stern and often does not allow water breaks as a form of punishment. The patient's clothes are damp with sweat. His vital signs are stable except for tachypnea and his lips are chapped. The patient is also found to be oliguric. Labs are drawn and shown below:
Sodium: 155 mEq/LPotassium: 4.5 mEq/LChloride: 100 mEq/LCO2: 20 mmol/L
Which of the following choices shows the amount of water lost by this patient?