Posts Tagged ‘Acid-Base Disturbances’

Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

Posted by • July 22nd, 2015

A 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? Take the poll and comment… Read More…

Acid-Base Disturbances

Posted by • October 10th, 2014

Acid–base homeostasis is fundamental for maintaining life. The first article in the new Disorders of Fluids and Electrolytes series reviews a stepwise method for the physiological approach to evaluation of acid–base status. Internal acid-base homeostasis is fundamental for maintaining life. Accurate and timely interpretation of an acid-base disorder can be lifesaving, but establishment of a correct… Read More…