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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interpretation

  • Ali AltalagEmail author
  • Jeremy Road
  • Pearce Wilcox
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
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Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the fundamentals in acid-base interpretation and the differential diagnosis for each acid-base pattern. We also discuss oxygen transfer physiology and pathophysiology with a final case based illustration of the topic.

Keywords

Arterial blood gas (ABG) Alkalosis Acidosis A-a gradient Hypoxemia Hypercapnea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Altalag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeremy Road
    • 2
  • Pearce Wilcox
    • 2
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
    • 3
  1. 1.Prince Sultan Military Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada

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