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Metabolic acid-base disorders in the critical care unit.

Abstract

The recognition and management of acid-base disorders is a commonplace activity in the critical care unit, and the role of weak and strong acids in the genesis of metabolic acid-base disorders is reviewed. The clinical approach to patients with metabolic alkalosis and metabolic acidosis is discussed in this article.

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    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA. demorais@vetmed.wisc.edu

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    MeSH

    Acid-Base Equilibrium
    Acid-Base Imbalance
    Acidosis
    Acute Disease
    Acute Kidney Injury
    Alkalosis
    Animals
    Cat Diseases
    Cats
    Critical Care
    Dog Diseases
    Dogs
    Kidney Failure, Chronic

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    18402881