Tag Urinary Anion Gap
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Urinary Electrolytes

Urinary Electrolytes: used in the diagnosis of a number of electrolyte disturbances in ICU (especially when intake of electrolytes is known and relatively controlled)
CCC Critical Care Compendium 680

Urine Electrolytes

Urinary anion gap (UAG): Differentiate renal or GIT cause of HYPERchloraemic metabolic disorders; or Normal anion gap metabolic acidosis (NAGMA)

Mind the gap…

the case. a 29-year old female with a past history of anorexia nervosa, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chronic back pain and analgesic abuse presents to the Emergency Department.  She describes 3 days of bilateral ankle and facial swelling.  She tells you…