Management of Hyponatremia

ASN Renal Week 2009
Clinical Nephrology Conference Extract
Neurological and Cognitive Manifestations of Acute and Chronic Hyponatremia
Richard H. Sterns, MD

Management of Hyponatremia with Formula and Beyond
Horacio J. Adrogue, MD

Arginine Vasopressin Receptor (AVPR) Antagonists: When to Use It?
Joseph G. Verbalis, MD

Discussion
Drs. Sterns, Adrogue, and Verbalis




Richard H. Sterns, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

Horacio J. Adrogue, MD
Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Nephrology and Hypertension
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Joseph G. Verbalis, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
This group of talks is accredited for up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. This group of talks has a single post-test, which must be completed along with an evaluation form to obtain credit. The links to the post-test appear on the individual talk pages.
Date of Web Release: TBA
CME Credit Eligible Through: April 30, 2011
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.5
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