OBJECTIVE: To see the frequency of hyponatremia in hospitalized patients of medical wards at
Liaquat university hospital Hyderabad.
METHODOLOGY: In this Descriptive Cross-sectional Study we included 200 patients admitted
in medical wards of Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad from 1st July to31 august 2013,
Serum sodium level of these patients was sent and results were recorded on a preformed
profarma. We included all patients admitted in ward through emergency or out patients department.
Inclusion Criteria: In this study patients attending emergency and OPD were included in
between age of 12 years to 80 years.
Exclusion Criteria: In this study we excluded all patients with acute myocardial infarction ,angina ,and traumatic emergency.
RESULTS: Among 200 patients, we found 44%(88) patients having hyponatremia with 36%(72)
patients with mild to moderate hyponatremia and 8% (16) patients have moderate to severe hyponatremia. Males have increased frequency of hyponatremia then females. Study concludes
that frequency of hyponatremia is more frequent with increasing age.
CONCLUSION: Hyponatremia is common problem seen in admitted patients in male wards.
hyponatremia, medical words, liaquat university hospital.