Metabolic alkalosis is the most common acid-base disorder in ICU patients.
Crit Care. 2014;18(2):420
Authors: Mæhle K, Haug B, Flaatten H, Nielsen E
Publications give diverging information as to which metabolic acid-base disorder is the most common in the ICU. We explored the distribution of base excess (BE) values in a large number of ICU patients and evaluated if this distribution was related to rising sodium values after admission.
PMID: 25001067 [PubMed - in process]