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Metabolic Alkalosis

  • Michael Gierth
  • Bernhard Banas
  • Maximilian BurgerEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Metabolic alkalosis is a metabolic condition with an elevated pH beyond the normal range (7.35–7.45). This is the result of primarily increased bicarbonate plasma concentrations or decreased hydrogen ion concentration leading to a relative excess of plasma bicarbonate. Secondary or compensatory processes that cause an elevation in plasma bicarbonate should be separated from primary processes [1, 2].

Keywords

Metabolic Alkalosis Volume Depletion Relative Excess Potassium Depletion Continent Urinary Diversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Gierth
    • 1
  • Bernhard Banas
    • 2
  • Maximilian Burger
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of UrologyCaritas St. Josef Medical Centre, University of RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of NephrologyUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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