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Tag A-a gradient
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

A-a gradient

A-a gradient is calculated as PAO2 – PaO2. A normal A–a gradient for a young adult non-smoker breathing air, is between 5–10 mmHg.
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Pregnant and Acidotic

A pregnant patient has pneumonia. There are also concerns that she has a metabolic acidosis. Can you solve this metabolic muddle?