Lactic acidosis.

  title={Lactic acidosis.},
  author={Barry A. Mizock},
  journal={Disease-a-month : DM},
  volume={35 4},
An understanding of the pathophysiology of lactic acidosis is crucial in facilitating the optimal care of critically ill patients. The relevant biochemistry of lactic acidosis is reviewed, and the more controversial aspects relating to the genesis of the acidosis are highlighted. The current system of classification of lactic acidosis divides etiologies on the basis of the presence or absence of clinical signs of tissue hypoperfusion. Several types of lactic acidosis in which clinical evidence… CONTINUE READING

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