Can anyone tell me about salt washing?
No, pardon me. I used the wrong term, as I just (fianally found) in a google search. I meant salt wasting, as in cerebral salt wasting. I found out that it is hyponatremia usually with hypovolemia instead of the dilutional hyponatremia you see with SIADH. It comes from naturesis possibly from the release of naturetic peptides in the brain. Common in SAH. Treatment is fluid and salt replacment. (this is why it is important to differentiate between cerebral salt wasting and SIADH as the treatment is opposite). It took me awhile to find my own answer. Sorry for taking up your time.
Last edit by dorimar on Mar 2, '06