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Partially Compensated Metabolic Acidosis Example

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Uncompensated, Partially Compensated, Or Combined Abg Problems

Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis requires in-depth expertise. If the results are not understood right, or are wrongly interpreted, it can result in wrong diagnosis and end up in an inappropriate management of the patient. ABG analysis is carried out when the patient is dealing with the following conditions: • Breathing problems • Lung diseases (asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD) • Heart failure • Kidney failure ABG reports help in answering the following questions: 1. Is there acidosis or alkalosis? 2. If acidosis is present, whether it is in an uncompensated state, partially compensated state, or in fully compensated state? 3. Whether acidosis is respiratory or metabolic? ABG reports provide the following descriptions: PaCO2 (partial pressure of dissolved CO2 in the blood) and PaO2 (partial pressure of dissolved O2 in the blood) describe the efficiency of exchange of gas in the alveolar level into the blood. Any change in these levels causes changes in the pH. HCO3 (bicarbonate in the blood) maintains the pH of the blood within normal range by compensatory mechanisms, which is either by retaining or increasing HCO3 excretion by the kidney. When PaCO2 increases, HCO3 decreases Continue reading >>

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    Has anyone had any luck finding them at a pharmacy? I went into a big Boots and the guy was trying to be helpful, but he found out that Boots don't carry them because it's their policy not to carry these types of medical accessories that you don't need a prescription for (meanwhile, loads of herbal "remedies" line the shelves). Anyway he suggested I try a small independent pharmacy, and I know you can get them from amazon, but I was wondering if anyone had any luck getting them from a pharmacy?
    Update I asked a little pharmacy tucked away next to my work, nice Irish bloke, after discussing it he said he could order some in, "about six quid", so even if it's 7 quid, it's still convenient.
    Update 2 Yep he sold them to me for six quid. I'm finding them interesting to tweak my diet, but even after eating at a nice restaurant for Valentine's day, which involved some bread, polenta, potato, and sugary pudding, I still registered ketones the next day, so I think the "if in doubt eat more butter" approach, while using MFP, is probably just fine. Still, I'll probably use them for another week or so out of curiosity.

  2. JenCarpeDiem

    I don't think you're going to find them -- I never have -- and if you do, they likely won't be any cheaper than they are on Amazon (£6.54). If anyone can prove me wrong though, I'd love to know! My 'stix are about to expire and I need to get some more soon. :)

  3. kersh2099

    I know its not much, but I found these on ebay for £6.30 inc postage. Arrived in 2 days with no problems for me.
    I too have found none in the shops though.

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