Implications of hyponatremia in liver transplantation

Sertac Cimen, Sanem Guler, Subhashini Ayloo, Michele Molinari

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Although there are a limited number of quality studies, appropriate peri-operative management of serum electrolytes seems to reduce adverse outcomes in liver transplantation. Hyponatremia is defined as the presence of serum concentration of sodium equal ≤130 mmol/L and it is detected in approximately 20% of patients with end stage liver disease waiting for a liver transplant (LT). This paper will focus on the pathogenesis of dilutional hyponatremia and its significance in terms of both candidacy for LT and post-operative outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-74
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 29 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


  • Cirrhosis
  • Hyponatremia
  • Liver transplantation
  • Sodium


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