Acid–base disorders present some of the most challenging problems in the care of critically ill patients. They alter physiologic function and contribute to morbidity and mortality. Proper management of these disorders is not possible without the understanding of blood gas interpretation and basic acid–base balance physiology.
KeywordsMetabolic Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis
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