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Table 1

From: Blood gases: a dreadful combination of metabolic, respiratory and lactic acidosis

Group (%) Features Calculated PCO2 Typical case scenario Treatment Mortality
1 Metabolic acidosis without lactic acidosis (n = 200) Matches with blood gas Infections, dehydration Antibiotics, fluids 5
2 Metabolic acidosis with lactic acidosis (n = 151) Matches with blood gas Sepsis, cardiogenic shock Ventilator, inotropes 20
3 Metabolic acidosis with lactic acidosis (n = 119) Higher than blood gas by +4-5 Septic shock, MOF Ventilator, iInotropes 99