SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care V
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Metformin is proven, first-line therapy for diabetes mellitus that is generally well tolerated. Albeit rare, lactic acidosis is the most feared complication as it is associated with substantial mortality. Monitoring patient’s renal function is critical to decreasing the risk of this serious consequence. We present a case of a patient without a history of kidney disease whose preceding illness led to a rapid decline in renal function and a severe and life-threatening acidosis.