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Toxicology-Library-Tox-library-LITFL 340

Toxicology Mnemonic Challenge

There are multiple learning tools used as an adjunctive aide memoire. Herewith a collection of Toxicological related mnemonics used with varying frequency throughout the conundrums. Let us know if you have any more to add...
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Anion Gap

OVERVIEW Anion Gap = Na+ – (Cl- + HCO3-) The Anion Gap (AG) is a derived variable primarily used for the evaluation of metabolic acidosis to determine the presence of unmeasured anions The normal anion gap depends on serum phosphate…

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'.
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Staph Sepsis Acidosis

You are asked to review a 73 year old lady who is in hospital for treatment of septic arthritis affecting a prosthetic right hip joint inserted 5 years earlier.