Approach to Metabolic Alkalosis.

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Approach to Metabolic Alkalosis.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;32(2):453-463

Authors: Soifer JT, Kim HT

Metabolic alkalosis is a common disorder, accounting for half of all acid-base disturbances in hospitalized patients. It is the result of an increase in bicarbonate production, a decrease in bicarbonate excretion, or a loss of hydrogen ions. Most causes of metabolic alkalosis can be divided into 4 categories: chloride depletion alkalosis, mineralocorticoid excess syndromes, apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndromes, and excess alkali administration. Treatment is usually supportive and based on cause of the alkalosis.

PMID: 24766943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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