Bicarbonate for Severe Acidosis?

September 11, 2018 00:24:03
Bicarbonate for Severe Acidosis?
Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Bicarbonate for Severe Acidosis?

Sep 11 2018 | 00:24:03

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Show Notes

Many critically ill patients are acidotic.  Often, bicarbonate is administered to severely acidotic patients, but does it really improve outcomes?  The BICAR-ICU was just published in the NEJM and evaluated the use of bicarbonate in patients with severe metabolic acidosis.  In this podcast, we go over the results and discuss the use of bicarbonate in critically ill patients.

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