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Tales of the Anion Gap, Part IV
The authors reviews several challenging cases illustrating the utility of the anion gap in the evaluation of an acidotic patient.
Tales of the Anion Gap, Part III: Case Examples
Calculation and interpretation of the anion gap is extremely useful in the evaluation and treatment of the patient with metabolic acidosis. In this installment, we look at case examples involving patients with multiple sclerosis and urosepsis; COPD, diabetes, and renal failure; and type 1 diabetes.
Tales of the Anion Gap, Part II: Metabolic Acidosis
In this installment, we look at underlying causes of metabolic acidosis, approaches for evaluating patients with suspected metabolic acidosis, and why measurement of the anion gap is of great usefulness in these cases.
Tales of the Anion Gap, Part I
The anion gap is extremely useful in the detection and analysis of metabolic acidosis and also intoxicants and some hematologic conditions.
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