Howard Corey

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Metabolic alkalosis

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Metabolic alkalosis has been defined as any condition wherein: Plasma pH is above 7.45, with normal or high Pco2 and TCO2 (total CO2) greater than 32 mM. Base excess (BE) is greater than 2 mM (normal range -2 to +2 mM). Strong ion difference…

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