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Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 334, Issue 3, pp 264–275 | Cite as

A computer program for calculating the acid-base parameters in samples of blood using a mini-computer

  • A. H. J. Maas
  • J. A. Kreuger
  • A. J. Hoelen
  • B. F. Visser
Short Communications and Technical Notes

Summary

A computer program is presented and evaluated, which calculates all acid-base parameters from data provided by either the indirect Astrup method or the direct method using empirical formulae derived from the Siggaard-Andersen curve nomogram. The program is implemented on a PDP 8 in a multi-user FOCAL environment and can be adapted to other electronic calculators.

Key words

Computer Program for Acid-Base Variables Blood Gas Analysis Acid-Base Status Base Excess 

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© Springer-Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. J. Maas
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. A. Kreuger
    • 1
  • A. J. Hoelen
    • 1
  • B. F. Visser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery and PhysiologyState University HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Chemisch Laboratorium voor Hart en VatenAcademisch ZiekenhuisUtrechtHolland

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