Acid-Base Disturbances during Fulminant Hepatic Failure

  • A. E. S. Gimson
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In recent years the role of the liver in acid-base homeostasis has undergone a dramatic shift. Previous studies had promoted the kidney as central to hydrogen and bicarbonate clearance but it is now clear that control of acid-base homeostasis is a multi-organ function involving close co-ordination between liver, kidney, muscle and lungs.


Urea Cycle Fulminant Hepatic Failure Lactate Transporter Oxygen Extraction Ratio Lactate Removal 
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