Rapid Diagnosis of Altered Mental Status in Home Parenteral Nutrition Patient

Saskya Byerly, Eugenia E. Lee, Patricia Byers, Daniel Dante Yeh

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Abstract

This report describes the application of a routine lab test to confirm a diagnosis of hypernatremia suspected to be secondary to an error in parenteral nutrition compounding. The novel aspect of this case is the use of the “urine electrolytes” laboratory test to verify that the electrolyte concentration of the mixture is consistent with what was printed on the bag label.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • fluids-electrolytes/acid-base
  • hypernatremia
  • parenteral formulas/compounding
  • parenteral nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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