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Table 3 Spectrum of metabolic acidosis in patients with and without renal dysfunction

From: Lactate versus non-lactate metabolic acidosis: a retrospective outcome evaluation of critically ill patients

Acidosis category Serum creatinine
  <2.0 mg/dl (n = 305) ≥2.0 mg/dl (n = 211)
  n % n %
Chloride (n = 105) 76 24.9 22 10.4
SIG (n = 204) 105 34.4 83 39.4
Lactate (n = 239) 124 40.7 106 50.2
  1. Renal dysfunction was defined as a serum creatinine level of at least 2.0 mg/dl at the time at which the electrolytes were drawn. Acidosis category is described as the predominant anion associated with the metabolic acidosis. SIG, strong ion gap. Percentages are based on column totals. The sum of each row is less than the total n because of missing data (no contemporaneous creatinine).