Extreme acidosis – how low can you go? 4


How low a pH can the human body handle? How bad is acidosis in cardiac arrest? Is there any point attempting to resuscitate a cardiac arrest patient with a pH of 6.8?

In this lecture from #SWEETs17, Jonathan Ilicki presents a poem covering cardiac arrest physiology, acidosis and the extreme boundaries of the human body. Discover what acidosis does to the human body and how low we can go!
 

UPDATE

Chris Turner contacted us in the comments to let us know about what seems to be the world record in extreme acidosis and cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, that case wasn’t identified prior to the lecture and was therefore not included. The case lives here: http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(09)00259-7/abstract
 

And in the words of Chris himself: “There may be more…”

Video

 

Podcast

Slides


Slides as pdf.

About Jonathan

  • Emergency Medicine Resident, Clinical Innovation Fellow. EM resident at Karolinska, Stockholm. Special interest in arrestology and EBM. Find him on linkedin. Email: j dot ilicki at gmail.
  • More content on his youtube channel
  • He promises to be on twitter soon…

 Credits

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4 Comments on "Extreme acidosis – how low can you go?"

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Stuart Duffin
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Great talk! Truely impressive! Sorry to have missed it live.

Chris Turner
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Hi, a really good talk but I think you missed a lower pH survivor
http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(09)00259-7/abstract
There may be more…

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Jonathan
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Fascinating! Pity I didn’t find that case prior to the lecture. Will add a note on the video to and reference that case, which is (to the best of my knowledge) the world record in acidosis and arrest.

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