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    Anion Gap

    Evaluates states of metabolic acidosis.
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    BEFORE USE

    We now have an ABG Analyzer to help with acid-base analysis as well.

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    mEq/L
    mEq/L
    mEq/L
    g/dL

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    Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis: MUDPILERS

    • Methanol - Uremia - DKA/Alcoholic KA - Paraldehyde - Isoniazid - Lactic Acidosis - Etoh/Ethylene Glycol - Rhabdo/Renal Failure - Salicylates

    Non-Anion Gap Acidosis: HARDUPS

    • Hyperalimentation
    • Acetazolamide
    • Renal Tubular Acidosis
    • Diarrhea
    • Uretero-Pelvic Shunt
    • Post-Hypocapnia
    • Spironolactone

    Acute Respiratory Acidosis (Chronic Respiratory Acidosis = COPD/restrictive lung dz): any hypoventilation state

    • CNS Depression (drugs/CVA)
    • Airway Obstruction
    • Pneumonia
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Hemo/Pneumothorax
    • Myopathy

    Metabolic Alkalosis: CLEVER PD

    • Contraction
    • Licorice
    • Endo: (Conn's, Cushings, Bartter's)
    • Vomiting
    • Excess Alkali
    • Refeeding Alkalosis

    Respiratory Alkalosis: CHAMPS (think speed up breathing)

    • CNS disease
    • Hypoxia
    • Anxiety
    • Mech Ventilators
    • Progesterone
    • Salicylates/Sepsis