27 year old male presents to ED with a 3 day history of vomiting and epigastric pain.
. He has been previously admitted for pancreatitis which has been thought to be related to alcohol abuse. The patient reports no alcohol use over the last 6 months.
pH 7.51 Na 131mmol/l Corr Ca 3.19mmol/l
PCO2 51mmHg K2.9mmol/l
HCO3 48mmo/l Cl 78mmol/l
BE 20.4 Cr 292umol/l
Lactate 3mmol/l Glucose 4.9mmol/l
- Describe and Interpret the VBG and electrolyte results
- What are the causes of pancreatitis?
- Describe the management of hypercalcaemia