Differential diagnosis of hyponatraemia: Moving forward?
Hyponatraemia is a resident’s nightmare. A water balance disorder disguised as decreased serum sodium concentration. A plethora of diagnostic algorithms seem to have been developed with the sole purpose of getting you lost as quickly as possible.
Nothing but untrustworthy parameters to guide you through this dark wood. And when you finally see light at the end of the tunnel, there is always some staff member, alias electrolyte aficionado, who enjoys public interrogation and makes you feel you are back to square one. [...]