As a neophyte to acid-base analysis, you will generally consider this a pretty daunting topic. You will notice that arterial blood gas results are frequently ordered on ill patients but little comment is made on these in the patient record. It is certain that a lot of relevant clinical information is lost because of a lack of understanding of acid-base analysis. A particular aim of this book is to develop the subject gradually and systematically, and to lead you to a practical structured approach to analysis of blood gas results which you can use in your clinical practice. Because of the interaction of acid-base physiology with respiratory, cardiovascular, and renal systems and substrate metabolism, in particular, a set of blood-gas results can be a very useful teaching aid.
- Front Matter
- No image available1: Quantitative Acid-Base Analysis
- No image available2: Special Aspects of Acid-Base Physiology
- No image available3: Introduction
- No image available4: Control of Acid-Base Balance
- No image available5: Acid-Base Disorders
- No image available6: Respiratory Acidosis
- No image available7: Metabolic Acidosis
- No image available8: Respiratory Alkalosis
- No image available9: Metabolic Alkalosis
- No image available10: Major Types of Metabolic Acidosis
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- Back Matter
Microscopic view of a histologic specimen of human lung tissue stained with hematoxylin and eosin. (CC BY 2.0; Snek01).