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Quantitative acidbase

T Naka, R Bellomo, H Morimatsu, J Rocktaschel, L Wan, P Gow, P Angus
BACKGROUND: Severe hepatic failure (SHF) commonly leads to major changes in acidbase balance status. However, the direct effects of liver failure per se on acid base balance are poorly understood because this condition is usually associated with acute renal failure (ARF). AIM: To assess the effect of SHF on acid-base balance. DESIGN: Retrospective laboratory investigation. SUBJECTS: Thirty-seven critically ill patients with SHF complicated by ARF, and 42 patients with severe ARF without liver failure prior to renal replacement therapy...
April 2008: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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