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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;32(2):403-20. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2014.01.002. Epub 2014 Feb 25.

Approach to metabolic acidosis in the emergency department.

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1
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
2
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: tysonpillow@gmail.com.

Abstract

Acid-base disorders should be considered a process with the goal being to treat the patient and the underlying condition, not the numbers. A good understanding of the normal acid-base regulation in the body, as well as the most common derangements can prepare the emergency physician for this very common disorder that presents on every shift.

KEYWORDS:

Acid-base disorders; Anion gap; Metabolic acidosis; Non-anion gap

PMID:
24766940
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2014.01.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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