Unmeasured anions and mortality in critically ill patients in 2016

@inproceedings{Kotake2016UnmeasuredAA,
  title={Unmeasured anions and mortality in critically ill patients in 2016},
  author={Yoshifumi Kotake},
  booktitle={Journal of intensive care},
  year={2016}
}
The presence of acid-base disturbances, especially metabolic acidosis may negatively affect the outcome of critically ill patients. Lactic acidosis is the most frequent etiology and has largest impact on the prognosis. Since lactate measurement might not have always been available at bedside, it had been regarded as one of the unmeasured anions. Therefore, anion gap and strong ion gap has been used to as a surrogate of lactate concentration. From this perspective, the relationship between… CONTINUE READING