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Sánchez DJS, Martínez REA, Peniche MKG, Díaz GSP, Pin GE, Cortés RJS, Rivera SG
Arterial blood gases interpretation: Only three steps and three formula
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 2018; 32 (3)

Language: Español
References: 16
Page: 156-159
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There are multiple ways of interpreting gasometry, although no better than the other. A correct interpretation of gasometry is a skill that every doctor must dominate. Try to interpret «all at once» and little organized is the most common error. Then the secret to developing that skill lies in the «order», so we suggest you use only 3 steps, just 3 formulas. The diagnostic approach of acid-base disorders with the method. Traditional of Henderson-Hasselbalch does not allow to explain all disorders, but in combination with the excess of base described by Siggaard-Andersen, facilitates the diagnosis, besides that this combination is simple, rigorous and practical.

Key words: Gasometry, acid-base, Henderson-Hasselbalch, Siggaard-Andersen, formulas.


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