The strong ion gap does not have prognostic value in critically ill patients in a mixed medical/surgical adult ICU

@article{Cusack2002TheSI,
  title={The strong ion gap does not have prognostic value in critically ill patients in a mixed medical/surgical adult ICU},
  author={Rebecca Cusack and Andrew Rhodes and Paul Lochhead and Barbara Jordan and Sandy Perry and Jonathan R Ball and R Michael Grounds and Ellen Bennett},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={864-869}
}
Objective. To examine whether the strong ion gap (SIG) or standard base excess corrected for abnormalities of serum chloride and albumin (BEUA) can predict outcome and to compare the prognostic abilities of these variables with standard base excess (SBE), anion gap (AG), pH, and lactate, the more traditional markers of acid-base disturbance. Design. Prospective, observational study. Setting. University teaching hospital, general adult ICU. Patients. One hundred consecutive patients on admission… CONTINUE READING

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