Robert Reilly

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Acid/Base Disorders: Metabolic Alkalosis

Does this patient have metabolic alkalosis? How does one make the diagnosis of metabolic alkalosis and differentiate simple from mixed disturbances? Metabolic alkalosis is due either to a gain in bicarbonate or a bicarbonate precursor (HCO3–), loss of hydrogen ion (H+) or the loss of fluid that contains Cl– in higher concentration and bicarbonate in…

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