Doctors’ marriage joke – Hindi

Doctor की शादी
कुछ इस तरह से होनी चाहिये की
लगे की doctor की शादी है…..

बारात ambulance में जाये

शादी hospital में हो

Photo की जगह x-ray लिया जाये

मेहमानों को cold drink की जगह glucose या ors

खाने मे vitamin c की गोली

वरमाला की जगह stethoscope

और मजा तो तब आये
जब doctor शादी के बाद बोले……

sister ..😂😂

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VBG versus ABG


    Venous blood gases (VBG) are widely used in the emergency setting in preference to arterial blood gases (ABG) as a result of research published since 2001

    The weight of data suggests that venous pH has sufficient agreement with arterial pH for it to be an acceptable alternative in clinical practice for most patients

    Nevertheless acceptance of this strategy has been limited by some specialties and maybe inappropriate in some settings; for instance there is no data to confirm that this level of agreement is maintained in shock states or mixed acid-base disturbances
Clinically acceptable limits of agreement for blood gas parameters remains poorly defined



    gold standard test for determining the arterial metabolic millieu (pH, PaCO2, HCO3)
    can determine PaO2


    pH, PCO2 (if normocapnic), HCO3 and base excess from a VBG are usually adequate for clinical decision making
    SpO2 is usually sufficient for clinical decision making unless pulse oximetry is unreliable for other reasons (e.g. shock state, poor pick up)
    painful (should be performed with local anaesthetic in conscious patients)
    increased risk of bleeding and hematoma
    risk of pseudo aneurysm and AV fistula
    nerve injury
    digital ischemia
    injury to staff
    delays in care
    serial exams may be needed
    venous sampling may better represent the tissue milieu



    Good correlation
    pooled mean difference: +0.035 pH units


    good correlation in normocapnia
    non-correlative in severe shock
    100% sensitive in detecting arterial hypercarbia in COPD exacerbations using cutoff of PaCO2 45 mmHg and laboratory based testing (McCanny et al, 2012), i.e. if VBG PCO2 is normal then hypercapnia ruled out (PaCO2 will be normal), though this conflicts with the meta-analysis by Byrne et al 2014 (see below)
    correlation dissociates in hypercapnia – values correlate poorly with PaCO2 >45mmHg
    Mean difference pCO2 +5.7 mmHg (wide range in 95%CIs among different studies, on the order of +/-20 mmHg)
    A more recent meta-analysis by Byrne et al, 2014 found that the 95% prediction interval of the bias for venous PCO2  was −10.7 mm Hg to +2.4 mm Hg. They note that in some cases the PvCO2 was lower than the PaCO2. The meta-analysis had considerable heterogeneity between studies which limits the reliability of its conclusions.


    Good correlation
    Mean difference −1.41 mmol/L (−5.8 to +5.3 mmol/L 95%CI)


    Dissociation above 2 mmol/L
    Mean difference 0.08 (-0.27 – 0.42 95%CI)

Base excess

    Good correlation
    Mean difference 0.089 mmol/L (–0.974 to +0.552 95%CI)


    PO2 values compare poorly
    arterial PO2 is typically 36.9 mm Hg greater than the venous with significant variability (95% confidence interval from 27.2 to 46.6 mm Hg) (Byrne et al, 2014)


VBG can be used to guide management in preference to ABG (Ma et al, 2003)

    VBG correlated with ABG well
    Mean difference in pH -0.015 ± 0.006 units [95% CI]
    ABG pH changed treatment or disposition in 2.5% cases compared to VBG pH


ABG may be necessary:

    to accurately determine PaCO2 in severe shock
    to accurately determine PaCO2 if hypercapnic (i.e. PaCO2 >45 mmHg)
    to accurately determine arterial lactate >2mM (rarely necessary)

In general, ABGs rarely need to be performed unless an arterial line is in place (for arterial blood pressure monitoring and ease of blood sampling)

References and Links

1. Byrne AL, Bennett M, Chatterji R, Symons R, Pace NL, Thomas PS. Peripheral venous and arterial blood gas analysis in adults: are they comparable? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Respirology. 2014 Jan 3. doi: 10.1111/resp.12225. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24383789. [Free Full Text]

2. Kelly AM. Review article: Can venous blood gas analysis replace arterial in emergency medical care? Emerg Med Australas. 2010 Dec;22(6):493-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01344.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 21143397. [Free Full Text]

3. Kelly AM, McAlpine R, Kyle E. Venous pH can safely replace arterial pH in the initial evaluation of patients in the emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2001 Sep;18(5):340-2. PMID 11559602

4. Koul PA, Khan UH, Wani AA, Eachkoti R, Jan RA, Shah S, Masoodi Z, Qadri SM, Ahmad M, Ahmad A. Comparison and agreement between venous and arterial gas analysis in cardiopulmonary patients in Kashmir valley of the Indian subcontinent. Ann Thorac Med. 2011 Jan;6(1):33-7. PMID 21264169

5. Ma OJ, Rush MD, Godfrey MM, Gaddis G. Arterial blood gas results rarely influence emergency physician management of patients with suspected diabetic ketoacidosis. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Aug;10(8):836-41. PMID 12896883

6. McCanny P, Bennett K, Staunton P, McMahon G. Venous vs arterial blood gases in the assessment of patients presenting with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;30(6):896-900. PMID 21908141

7. Middleton P, Kelly AM, Brown J, Robertson M. Agreement between arterial and central venous values for pH, bicarbonate, base excess, and lactate. Emerg Med J. 2006 Aug;23(8):622-4. PMID16858095

8. Tricia M McKeever et al : Using venous blood gas analysis in the assessment of COPD exacerbations: a prospective cohort study –

Thorax doi:10.1136 thoraxjnl-2015-207573

Web resources:

1. ALIEM — Paucis Verbis Card: VBG versus ABG (2012)

2. FET — Venous and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in the ED by Anne-MArie Kelly (2012)

3. FET — Can a Venous Blood Gas Substitue for an Arterial Blood Gas by Jason Chu (2013)

4. LITFL – VBG versus ABG

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