Sodium Acetate as an Alkalinizing Agent for Salicylate Intoxication : A Case Report

@inproceedings{Groke2015SodiumAA,
  title={Sodium Acetate as an Alkalinizing Agent for Salicylate Intoxication : A Case Report},
  author={Steven F. Groke and Daniel H Jarrell and Christopher J. Edwards and P. Bryant Chase},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Urine and serum alkalization with sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is the initial treatment for salicylate toxicity. Due to medication shortages, sufficient quantities of NaHCO3 may not be available and alternative treatments may be needed. Case Report: This is an observational case report of a man who presented with chronic, inadvertent aspirin intoxication. Initially, we used a NaHCO3 continuous intravenous (IV) infusion until the hospital ran out of NaHCO3. Thereafter, the NaHCO3 IV… CONTINUE READING