Posts Tagged ‘Lactic acidosis’

Lactic Acidosis

Posted by • December 11th, 2014

When lactic acidosis accompanies low-flow states or sepsis, mortality rates increase sharply. A new review summarizes our current understanding of the pathophysiological aspects of lactic acidosis, as well as the approaches to its diagnosis and management. Lactic acidosis results from the accumulation of lactate and protons in the body fluids and is often associated with poor… 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…