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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Renal Fellow Network: Urine electrolytes in metabolic alkalosis

Renal Fellow Network: Urine electrolytes in metabolic alkalosis: "No time like the present for a quick review of urine electrolytes. Is there any such thing as a ‘normal’ urine sodium? Not really – like all great answers in medicine, ‘it depends’. In general, in patients who are euvolaemic, the urine sodium excretion will directly correlate with the degree of dietary sodium ingestion."