In evaluating hyponatremia in a patient who is taking a diuretic, is there any value to checking uric acid level?

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In evaluating hyponatremia in a patient who is taking a diuretic, is there any value to checking uric acid level?

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Title: In evaluating hyponatremia in a patient who is taking a diuretic, is there any value to checking uric acid level?
Author: Maxwell, Janelle; Winslow, Bradford; Onysko, Mary
Keywords: diagnostic medicine
Date: 2011-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 14(7): 09.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Measuring uric acid (either as a simple serum level or as a fractional excretion) may be beneficial in evaluating hyponatremia in patients taking diuretics because it helps differentiate between the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIAD) and extracellular volume depletion. (SOR: B, based on diagnostic cohort studies.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11084

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