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American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 50 (6): 952-7 (2007)

Hypernatremia in the critically ill is an independent risk factor for mortality.

Gregor Lindner , Georg-Christian Funk , Christoph Schwarz , Nikolaus Kneidinger , Alexandra Kaider , Bruno Schneeweiss , Ludwig Kramer , Wilfred Druml
ABSTRACT
Hypernatremia is common in the intensive care unit (ICU). We assessed the prevalence of hypernatremia and its impact on mortality and ICU length of stay (LOS).
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.08.016      ISSN: 0272-6386