A practical approach to acid-base disorders

West J Med. 1991 Aug;155(2):146-51.


This discussion was selected from the weekly staff conferences in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Taken from a transcription, it has been edited by Homer A. Boushey, MD, Professor of Medicine, and Nathan M. Bass, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, under the direction of Lloyd H. Smith, Jr, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean in the School of Medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acid-Base Imbalance / diagnosis*
  • Acidosis / diagnosis
  • Acidosis / metabolism
  • Alkalosis / diagnosis
  • Alkalosis / metabolism
  • Bicarbonates / metabolism
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration


  • Bicarbonates
  • Carbon Dioxide