The effect of albumin concentration on plasma sodium and chloride measurements in critically ill patients.

@article{Story2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of albumin concentration on plasma sodium and chloride measurements in critically ill patients.},
  author={David Andrew Story and Hiroshi Morimatsu and Moritoki Egi and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={893-7}
}
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that the difference between indirect and direct sodium assays would be related to the plasma albumin concentration. Further, we proposed that differences between indirect and direct chloride assays might be explained by interference from other plasma constituents, particularly bicarbonate, and possibly albumin. METHODS We studied 300 critically ill patients at the time of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and compared each patient's plasma sodium… CONTINUE READING

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