With detailed contributions and research from experts in the physiology of normal acid-base homeostasis and the management of acid-base disorders, this reference supplies an abundance of information on acid-base physiology, disorders of acid-base equilibrium, and the management and treatment of these disorders in clinical practice. A unique and timely source, this guide provides a large number of tables, references, and figures to illustrate the relationship between the underlying physiology and diagnosis of acid-base disorders.
Table of Contents
Acid-base Chemistry. Intracellular Acid-base Homeostasis. Determinants of Carbon Dioxide Tension. Renal Regulation of Hydrogen Ion Balance. Molecular Biology of Renal Acid-base Transporters. Normal Regulation of Acid-base Balance: Overview. Gastrointestinal Influences on Hydrogen Ion Balance. An Evolutionary Perspective on the Acid-base Effects of Diet. Metabolic Acidosis: General Aspects. Diabetic and Other Forms of Ketoacidosis. Lactic Acidosis. Toxin-induced Metabolic Acidosis. Renal Tubular Acidosis. Metabolic Acidosis in Chronic Renal Insufficiency. Diarrhea and Other Causes of Metabolic Acidosis. Metabolic Alkalosis: Overview. Chloride-depletion Alkalosis. Potassium-depletion Alkalosis. Metabolic Alkalosis: Miscellaneous Causes. Rspiratory Acidosis. Respiratory Alkalosis. Mixed Acid-base Disorders. Acid-Base Disorders in End-Stage Renal Disease. Effect of Renal Replacement Therapy on Acid-base Homeostasis. Acid-base Disorders in Dialysis Patients. Acid-base Disorders in Infants and Children. Measurement of Acid-base Status. Normal Values. Tools for Clinical Assessment. Illustrative Cases.
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"…an exciting, easy to read, and detailed analysis of acid-base physiology and pathophysiology….most readers will be impressed by the structure of most chapters."