[Qualification of the Stewart variables for the assessment of the acid-base status in healthy dogs and dogs with different diseases].

Abstract

Peter Stewart criticized the traditional theory of the acid-base status by Henderson-Hasselbalch as too simple and incomplete. He developed a new model with 3 independent variables: (1) pCO2, (2) SID (strong ion difference) and (3) Atot (Acid total). In healthy and ill dogs the diagnostic usefulness of both acid-base models were compared. This study… (More)

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