Comparison of clinical information gained from routine blood-gas analysis and from gastric tonometry for intramural pH.

@article{Boyd1993ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinical information gained from routine blood-gas analysis and from gastric tonometry for intramural pH.},
  author={Owen F Boyd and Cynthia J Mackay and Gabrielle Lamb and J Martin Bland and Robert Michael Grounds and Ed Bennett},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={341 8838},
  pages={142-6}
}
The measurement of gastric intramucosal pH (pHi) has been advocated to assist in decision-making for critically ill patients. To assess whether the information obtained from the measurement of pHi can be obtained from other measurements of metabolic acidosis, we studied 20 consecutive patients admitted to the intensive care unit. A mean of eight (range two to fourteen) data sets per patient were obtained, comprising measurement of arterial pH, pO2, pCO2, and oxygen saturation, tonometer balloon… CONTINUE READING