i wonder if anyone else survived?
yeah. or if i can check my emails?
diagnosis - shock.
first phase - denial
no, i'd say we're up to phase 5...
a patient in shock produces lactic acid that results in metabolic acidosis. diarrhoea also leads to direct bicarbonate loss, which may exacerbate metabolic acidosis in a patient with shock due to dehydration from diarrhoea. measurement of serum lactate levels may help distinguish bicarbonate loss from lactic acidosis due to shock.
now, if you'll excuse me i have to go empty my knee...
by Lliam Amor, Dan Beeston and the Goatlord.
©2009 Dan Beeston
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