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REVIEW ARTICLE

Analyzing the Arterial Blood Gases: A Comprehensive Approach

Maithili D Thakur

Keywords : Anion gap, Metabolic acidosis, Metabolic alkalosis, Oxygenation, Respiratory acidosis, Respiratory alkalosis

Citation Information : Thakur MD. Analyzing the Arterial Blood Gases: A Comprehensive Approach. Res Inno in Anesth 2019; 4 (2):50-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0074

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The arterial blood gas analysis provides extensive and crucial information to the intensivist. It indicates the state of alveolar ventilation, the oxygenation, as well as the acid–base balance. It is an invaluable tool in expert hands. This review attempts to clarify the concepts related to respiratory and metabolic acid–base disturbances with several examples.


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