- G Glycols
- O 5-Oxoproline (pyroglutamic acid)
- L L-Lactic acid
- D D-Lactic acid
- M Methanol
- A Aspirin
- R Renal failure
- K Ketoacidosis
This new nemonic was published in a letter in the Lancet (thanks vincent bourquin). I love that it drops the silliness of paraldehyde that no one uses anymore and drops isoniazid and iron which hardly ever cause an anion gap.
I also stumbled across a cool article on the sensitivity of the anion gap for lactic acidosis. Surprisingly an anion gap is only found in 58% of patients with an anion gap.
Additionally I cleaned up a bunch of the lecture. I still have not reformatted it for the iPhone so the handout is traditional 8.5x11 without a booklet form.