Tag Acid-base
Medmastery acid-base disorders 340

Medmastery: acid-base disorders

Franz Wiesbauer explains the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.

ECG Case 088

44 year old male with a history of non-complaint Type 1 diabetes. He has been found at home in a semi-conscious state. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
Toxicology-Library-Tox-library-LITFL 340

Acid base disorders and Osmolar Gaps

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.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Sodium Bicarbonate Use

Sodium Bicarbonate Use. metabolic acidosis leads to adverse cardiovascular effects. bicarbonate must be administered in a solution as sodium bicarbonate
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Respiratory Compensation in Metabolic Disorders

The extent of respiratory compensation for a metabolic disorder is determined by the balance between the abnormality in the pH (hence the drive to change) and how hard it is to get there (eg. work of respiratory muscles in hyperventilation)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Normal Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis

Normal Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis (NAGMA). HCO3 loss and replaced with Cl- -> anion gap normal. if hyponatraemia is present the plasma [Cl-] may be normal despite the presence of a normal anion gap acidosis -> this could be considered a 'relative hyperchloraemia'.