It is very interesting that how fast we are changing our practice lately. Still remember when we started to give double dose of TMP/SMZ plus cephalexin for cellulitis, and then…
Annals of Emergency Medicine in a study published in Dec 2016 showed that there is no association between discharge glucose and 7 days outcome! Link to article
This is the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: 2012 by American Diabetes Association (ADA). There are a lots of useful information can help for new criteria for diabetes and…
This is another article regarding comparison of VBG vs ABG. “Comparison of arterial and venous pH, bicarbonate, PCO2 and PO2 in initial emergency department assessment”. The other one was in critically ill patient but this one is among patient with diverse medical conditions.
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism published a practice guideline in Jan.2012. Focus of this guideline is management of hyperglycemia in
The anion gap is representative of positive versus negative charges. when we are calculating anion gap, we are calculating a balance between positive and negative charges. correcting
Are arterial and venous samples clinically equivalent for the estimation of pH, serum bicarbonate and potassium concentration in critically ill patients?
another study on VBG vs ABG, I am sure in ED we almost agreed that a lot of ABG could be replaced by VBG but still among our consultant, this is not as clear as for us. this study
We all know that VBG can be replaced with ABG for a lot of reasons, but our consulatants are still asking for ABG in DKA, COPD, Asthma and etc. I will post some data that show VBG is as good as ABG unless you have a patient under vent.
Diagnostic Accuracy of Venous Blood Gas Electrolytes for Identifying Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department.