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Crit Care. 2005 Apr;9(2):198-203. Epub 2004 Oct 20.

Clinical review: Acid-base abnormalities in the intensive care unit -- part II.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Lewis.Kaplan@yale.edu

Abstract

Acid-base abnormalities are common in the critically ill. The traditional classification of acid-base abnormalities and a modern physico-chemical method of categorizing them will be explored. Specific disorders relating to mortality prediction in the intensive care unit are examined in detail. Lactic acidosis, base excess, and a strong ion gap are highlighted as markers for increased risk of death.

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PMC1175905
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