This extensive presentation highlights the use of common buffer solutions in patients suffering from anion-gap metabolic acidoses. Solutions discussed include: DCA, THAM, Carbicarb, HEPES, RBC transfusions, and sodium bicarbonate + acetazolamide. Evidence is highlighted that supports a detrimental effect on intracellular pH when giving buffers to correct arterial pH.

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Estimated Time to View: 65-75 minutes
Target Audience: Residents, Fellows
Author: Tejas Desai, MD
Author Type: Faculty
Revisions: 2009 x 1; 2010 x 1
Disclaimers: None
Resource Type: Slides; no audio
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