Tag: Blood Gas

Clinical Conundrums: Is an Arterial Lactate Necessary?

Bottom Line Up Top: A peripheral venous blood lactate can reliably be used instead of an arterial blood lactate as a marker of systemic tissue hypoperfusion and to measure response to treatment.  Clinical Scenario: A 63 year old woman with …

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Endocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and Electrolytes