Are you discombobulated by this blood gas? It will lead you down an unexpected path…
Critical Care Compendium CCC
The LITFL Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care.
AGENTS ethanol methanol ethylene glycol isopropyl alcohol others! CLINICAL FEATURES euphoria disinhibition stupour respiratory depression cardiovascular depression coma ocular toxicity = methanol hypocalcemia + renal failure = ethylene glycol haemorrhagic gastriyis = isopropyl alcohol INVESTIGATIONS ethanol level (> 400mg/dL -> coma and respiratory depression) ethylene glycol level (severe lactic acidosis) high osmolar gap then HAGMA […]
Why direct laryngoscopy is scheduled for termination.
29 yr old male presents complaining of vomiting, dizziness and felling ‘vague’. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
A femoral arterial blood gas sample is obtained from a 41 year old man…obtained when the barometric pressure was 272mmHg and the PiO2 47mmHg
A 57 year old man presents to the ED with 18 hours of severe upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. He looks jaundiced, his HR is 120bpm, BP 110/60, RR 22 and his temperature is 37.8oC. He is tender and guarded in his right upper quadrant on abdominal palpation.
This is quick reference page to acid base disorders in toxicology and osmolar gaps. Zeff a toxicologist from Melbourne talks through his approach and the errors that can occur with osmolar and anion gaps.
97 year old gentleman found unconscious at home. Brought into emergency by ambulance at 10am having last been seen at 8pm the evening before.