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By William Winter, MD, DABCC, FACB
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​A question recently posted on AACC’s chemistry list-serve involved correcting the serum or plasma sodium concentration for the patient’s degree of hyperglycemia in the setting of DKA. The proposed formula was: corrected sodium = measured sodium + [1.6 (glucose – 100) / 100]. The laboratory would t...(Read More)
By Sutirtha Chakraborty, MD & William Winter, MD, DABCC, FACB
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Case: A lean, nondiabetic 39 year old man presented to an outside hospital with severe upper abdominal pain. He had a history of alcoholism but he had no history of gall stones. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, made npo and was treated with total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Two days late...(Read More)