Blood Gas #25

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History: A 45yr alcoholic female with epilepsy, previous traumatic head injury and T2DM presented to ED following a syncopal episode and a fall onto her face. PMH: depression, PTSD and agoraphobia.  On sertraline and carbamazepine. pH 7.55 Na 130 mmol/L pCO2 58 mmHg K 2.5 mmol/L pO2 35 mmHg Cl 58 mmol/L HCO3 51 mmol/L Glucose 6.1 mmol/L Lactate 1.0 […]

Blood Gas #24

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Describe and interpret this venous blood gas: History: A 56-year-old female found drowsy in bed in the evening after going to bed the night before.  Had last been seen the night before going to bed after an argument.  Took 30 x panadeine forte, 30 x combination antihypertensive (amlodipine 10mg / olmesartan 40mg / hydrochlorothiazide 30mg).  Brought in to rural hospital GCS 14. […]