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A Really Tricky ABG?

aka Metabolic Muddle 013 A 30 year-old female was admitted to the ICU following a traumatic brain injury.  Her ABG was normal on arrival. Since admission her condition has deteriorated and she now has circulatory failure requiring 100mcg/min of noradrenaline…

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Chloride in Critical Illness

Chloride is the major anion in the extracellular fluid (ECF) and is the second most important contributor to plasma tonicity. The possibility of harm from hyperchloraemia, particularly in the context of fluid resuscitation with chloride-rich solutions such as normal saline, is an area of intense research interest