Adult patient with sepsis. What can be seen? Continue reading
28 days old boy brought by his parents for multiple vomiting episodes. His venous gases showed the following:
PH = 7.479
pCO2 = 41 mmHg
pO2 = 34 mmHg
Question 1 answer
PH = 7.236, that is moderate acidaemia
HCO3 = 12.5 mmol/L. So we have metabolic acidosis.
Next we need to calculate the compensation and the the anion gap.
The chest x-ray is from an elderly patient with septic delirium. What can be noticed? Continue reading
21 year old man presented to ED with fatigue and weakness. His blood gases showed the following:
PH = 7.236
PCO2 = 30 mmol/L
PH = 7.415, this is within normal range. slightly more to the alkelaemic side.
pCO2 = 34 mmHg, that is slightly low, this patient is hyperventilating. (Normal pCO2 is 40 mmHg on arterial blood and 48 mmHg on venous blood).
The following knee x-ray is from an adult with knee swelling post twisting injury. What can be seen? Continue reading