A comparative study on reliability of point of care sodium and potassium estimation in a pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Chhapola2013ACS,
  title={A comparative study on reliability of point of care sodium and potassium estimation in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Viswas Chhapola and Sandeep Kumar Kanwal and Rajni Sharma and Virendra Kumar},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={731-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare sodium and potassium levels in children as done with Blood Gas Analyzer (BGA) at point of care testing in pediatric ICU vs. that done in laboratory electrolyte analyzer. METHODS This prospective method comparison study was done from February to April 2012 in Pediatric ICU of tertiary care hospital at Delhi. Sixty consecutive patients were tested during the period. Paired blood samples for venous blood gas to be tested on BGA and serum electrolytes to be tested on auto… CONTINUE READING
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