John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo
Metabolic Acidosis, Treatment Modalities, Patient Outcomes
Medical Pathology | Nursing | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
The most common and best known form of lactic acidosis, Type A, presents in the environment of tissue hypoxia. The lesser known form, Type B, does not involve tissue hypoxia, is not well understood, and very often results in death. No randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatment modalities currently exist (Ruiz, Singh, & Hart, 2011). Increased recognition by medical and nursing disciplines may result in quicker diagnosis, opportunity to implement treatment, possibility for RCTs, and better outcomes.
Steiner, Erin E., "Basics of Oncologic Type B Lactic Acidosis: Increased Awareness for Better Outcomes?" (2014). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. Paper 17.