Emily Damuth, MD
Analyzing ventilator waveforms in a patient with acute respiratory failure is as essential as monitoring the telemetry of a patient with suspected cardiac dysrhythmia. What life-threatening complication is demonstrated in the ventilator graphics?
Hyponatremia is a commonly encountered clinical problem in both the emergency department and ICU settings. The differential diagnosis can be vexing but is critical to initiation of the correct treatment. Read on for a brief clinicall vignette addressing this dilemma