Volume : IX, Issue : III, March - 2020

PATIENT OUTCOME RELATED TO ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS PARAMETERS IN MEDICINE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Nandita Maini Jindal, Navjot Kaur Bajwa, Renuka Sood

Abstract :

Introduction: Most serious diseases involve variable degree of acid–base disorder requiring rapid identification and treatment to achieve improved survival. Objectives: Identify differences in Arterial blood gas (ABG) parameters in patients visiting the Medical ICU and relate initial ABG results to mortality.  Methods: 300 patients admitted to the MICU irrespective of underlying pathology and undergoing complete ABG analysis were included and divided into groups of survivors and non survivors depending upon mortality within 7 days of admission. Possible differences in ABG parameters were then compared between survivors and non–survivors. Results: Dividing the patients on the basis of reference range, acidosis (pH<7.35), hypercapnia (pCO2>45mHg), hyperoxia (pO2 >99%), hyperkalemia (>4.5 mmol/L), hyperglycaemia (>105mg/dL), hyperlactataemia (>1.6 mmol/L), decreased bicarbonate (<22.0mmol/L and hypochloremia (<98.0mmol/L) were related to high mortality. Conclusion: ABG analysis in patients presenting to the ICU can help in predicting adverse outcome.

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PATIENT OUTCOME RELATED TO ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS PARAMETERS IN MEDICINE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, Nandita Maini Jindal, Navjot Kaur Bajwa, Renuka Sood PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-3 | March-2020


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