The ventilatory response in severe metabolic acidosis.

  title={The ventilatory response in severe metabolic acidosis.},
  author={Milford Fulop},
  journal={Clinical science and molecular medicine},
  volume={50 5},
  • M. Fulop
  • Published 1 May 1976
  • Medicine
  • Clinical science and molecular medicine
1. The ventilatory response to severe metabolic acidosis was studied by measuring arterial blood carbon dioxide tension and pH in sixty-seven patients with blood pH less than 7-10, none of whom had hypercapnia, pulmonary oedema, or chronic pulmonary insufficiency. The results were compared with those previously found in patients with uncomplicated diabetic ketoacidosis. 2. By that comparison, fifty-two of the sixty-seven patients with blood pH less than 7-10 were judged to have "appropriate… 

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