Prolonged hypernatremia triggered by hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state with coma: A case report
Darlene Vigil, Yijuan Sun, Antonios H Tzamaloukas, Karen S Servilla, Nephrology Section, Medicine Service, Raymond G Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108, United States
Kavitha Ganta, Yijuan Sun, Richard I Dorin, Antonios H Tzamaloukas, Karen S Servilla, Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States
Richard I Dorin, Endocrinology Section, Medicine Service, Raymond G Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108, United States
Author contributions: Vigil D and Ganta K contributed equally to this work; Vigil D and Ganta K were responsible for parts of the bibliographic search and of the first draft of the report; Sun Y and Dorin RI made critical changes in the manuscript; Tzamaloukas AH assisted in the bibliographic search and wrote parts of the original report; Servilla KS conceived the work and made critical changes in the manuscript.
Ethics approval: NA.
Informed consent: Approval for this case report was obtained from the human research committee of the Raymond G Murphy VA Medical Center.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Karen S Servilla, MD, Professor of Medicine, Nephrologist, Nephrology Section, Medicine Service, Raymond G Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, United States. email@example.com
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Received: August 2, 2014
Peer-review started: August 2, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: January 7, 2015
Accepted: February 9, 2015
Article in press: February 11, 2015
Published online: May 6, 2015