Saturday, October 4, 2008

Precious Bodily Fluids, a New Nephrology Blog

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Dr. Joel Topf is one of only two or three blogging nephrologists (including Dr. Arnold Kim, who publishes, so that may not count). Joel writes the excellent Precious Bodily Fluids blog. PBF not only contains a wealth of clinical information, but scores huge points for the Dr. Strangelove banner. He's also the author of The Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Companion, perhaps the easiest-to-understand primer on these brain-twisting disorders. Via Precious Bodily Fluids:
Yesterday I gave a great lecture on interpreting ABG results. I added a problems set for gap-gap analysis and added a section on the osmolar gap. I also improved the anion gap section with my new favorite mnemonic. Forget PLUMSEEDS, forget MUDSLEEPS, forget MUDPILES. The new hotness is GOLD MARK:

* G Glycols
* O 5-Oxoproline (pyroglutamic acid)
* L L-Lactic acid
* D D-Lactic acid

* M Methanol
* A Aspirin
* R Renal failure
* K Ketoacidosis

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