Contrasting alterations in pulmonary gas exchange during acetate and bicarbonate hemodialysis.

We studied 10 patients during acetate and 10 patients during bicarbonate hemodialysis to assess changes of minute ventilation; oxygen consumption (VO2); and carbon dioxide production (VCO2) as well as pO2, pCO2 and pH. We also measured the extent of pulmonic shunting by administering 100% O2. Our studies revealed that VO2 increased significantly during… CONTINUE READING