Acid-base pathophysiology after 130 years: confusing, irrational and controversial.

@article{Berend2013AcidbasePA,
  title={Acid-base pathophysiology after 130 years: confusing, irrational and controversial.},
  author={Kenrick Berend},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={254-65}
}
BACKGROUND The interface between acid-base physiology and blood gas interpretation is historically both stimulating and turbulent. Since the pioneering work of many celebrated names in the history of acid-base disorders, such as Arrhenius, Henderson, Hasselbalch and many more to follow, substantial progress in acid-base knowledge has been made over the last 130 years. Out of the chaos of competing definitions, concepts and terms, many have tried to bring an orderly approach to acid-base balance… CONTINUE READING