excretion of 1 1 - - 3 and excretion of acids such as ammonium.

Because the kidneys excrete less than 1% of the estimated 13,000 mEq of H+ions generated in an average day, renal failure can be present for prolonged periods before life-threatening imbalances occur. Conversely, cessation of breathing for minutes results in profound acid—base disturbances.1

The best way to assess a patient's acid—base status is to review the results of an arterial blood gas (ABG) specimen. Blood gas analyzers directly measure the pH and

Stop Headache Drug Free

Stop Headache Drug Free

If you are suffering from headaches, you can make the pain stop just by following some basic but little known principles. Take 15 minutes browsing through this guide and you'll find dozens of tips to gain control in the battle against headache pain.

Get My Free Audio Book

Post a comment