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
Volume38
Issue3
Pagination559-74, x-xi
Date Published2008 May
ISSN0195-5616
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
Abstract

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.