Key clinical point: Low plasma sodium concentrations are associated with the incidence of acute chest syndrome.
Major finding: Plasma sodium concentration ≤ 135 mmol/L at hospital admission predicts complications in initially uncomplicated sickle cell acute painful episodes.
Study details: A single-center database study of 1,218 stays (406 patients) for SCD painful episodes.
Disclosures: The authors declared that they had no conflicts and that there was no funding source.
Rech JS et al. Am J Med. 2020 Mar 18; doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.02.017.