The Prognostic Value Of Hyponatremia In Children With Pneumonia Of Hospitalization Duration

Authors

  • elham yousef tishreen university
  • Maamoun Hakim Tishreen University
  • Mohammad Zaher Tishreen University

Abstract

Background: The occurrence of hyponatremia in children with pneumonia is associated with several disorders that increase morbidity and mortality and prolong hospitalization.

Objectives: The prognostic value of hyponatremia in children with pneumonia of hospitalization duration .

Methods:  In a prospective, prognostic study that included 96 children with pneumonia, their ages ranged between 2 and 12 years, between March 2019 and for a period of one year. Recording their hospitalization period.

Results: Serum hyponatremia was observed in 64 children out of 96 children, at a rate of 66.7%. A statistically significant relationship was found between hyponatremia and hospitalization period, p-value 0.01. Also, an inverse correlation was found between the child’s age and hospitalization period and a positive correlation between C-reactive protein indicator and duration of hospitalization.

Conclusion:  Hyponatremia is common in children with pneumonia and is associated with length of hospitalization, and the value of serum sodium can be relied upon as a prognostic factor for predicting length of hospitalization.

Published

2023-03-01

How to Cite

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يوسف ا, مأمون حكيم, محمد زاهر. The Prognostic Value Of Hyponatremia In Children With Pneumonia Of Hospitalization Duration. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2023Mar.1 [cited 2024Jul.15];44(6):451-63. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/14078