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Hyponatraemia as a complication of colonoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11214135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of colonoscopy-induced hyponatraemic encephalopathy led us to study the risk of hyponatraemia after gastrointestinal endoscopy. We assessed 40 patients before and after colonoscopy. 20 gastroscopy patients served as controls. Our findings show a high incidence (7.5%) of hyponatraemia after colonoscopy, in association with raised serum concentrations of arginine vasopressin. Physicians should be aware of this complication, since it may contribute to psychological and neurological symptoms after colonoscopy.
C D Cohen; C Keuneke; U Schiemann; B Schroppel; S Siegert; W Rascher; M Gross; D Schlondorff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  357     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-13     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arginine Vasopressin / blood
Brain Diseases / etiology
Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
Gastroscopy / adverse effects
Hyponatremia / etiology*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
113-79-1/Arginine Vasopressin
Comment In:
Lancet. 2001 May 19;357(9268):1621-2   [PMID:  11386319 ]

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