Metabolic acid-base disorders in the critical care unit.

TitleMetabolic acid-base disorders in the critical care unit.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
Authorsde Morais HA, Bach JF, DiBartola SP
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Pagination559-74, x-xi
Date Published2008 May
KeywordsAcid-Base Equilibrium, Acid-Base Imbalance, Acidosis, Acute Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, Alkalosis, Animals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Critical Care, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Kidney Failure, Chronic

The recognition and management of acid-base disorders is a commonplace activity in the critical care unit, and the role of weak and strong acids in the genesis of metabolic acid-base disorders is reviewed. The clinical approach to patients with metabolic alkalosis and metabolic acidosis is discussed in this article.

Alternate JournalVet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract.