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ICU Protocols pp 455-462 | Cite as

Arterial Blood Gases

  • Rahul Pandit
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Abstract

Arterial blood gas analysis is an essential component of diagnosing and managing critically ill patients in the ICU. The proper understanding and application of the concepts of acid–base balance will help the clinician to follow the progress of the patient and also to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment provided to them.

Keywords

Metabolic Acidosis Renal Tubular Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Respiratory Alkalosis Base Disorder 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Critical CareSeven Hills HospitalMumbaiIndia

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