Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

Posted by • July 22nd, 2015

diabetic ketoacidosis 7-23-15A 28-year-old man presents with diabetic ketoacidosis after an influenza-like illness. Lab values include: sodium 144 mmol/L, potassium 5.7 mmol /L, chloride 98 mmol /L, sodium bicarbonate 13 mmol/L, creatinine 1.5 mg/dL, BUN 30 mg/dL, glucose 702 mg/dL, and venous pH 7.2. What is the best strategy to support this patient?

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One Response to “Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge”

  1. Bob Coolidge says:

    Suggest following the algorithm: http://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p455.html