An Update on Sodium storage

The latest contribution from Olde Engberink in Amsterdam on the emerging story of sodium storage is Open Access; Olde Engberink RHG, Selvarajah V, Vogt L. Clinical impact of tissue sodium storage. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019.

And a new diagram for our basic electrolyte physiology teaching for clinicians.

Sodium Storage Olde Engberink 2019

The authors conclude that “Interstitial and ESL sodium storage is a clinically relevant concept that complicates treatments and diagnostics based on the classical two-compartment model but may also provide new possibilities for treatment of common diseases such as hypertension. The current understanding of the impact of (nonosmotic) sodium storage on daily clinical practice is likely to be only a fraction of the impact it actually has.”

You can also learn more about sodium storage in Fluid Physiology (in press).

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after more than a quarter of a century of intensive care medicine consultancy in one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals Dr Woodcock is on a mission to ensure the steady state Starling principle is known and understood by every student and every practitioner.

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