Fencl-Stewart analysis of acid-base changes immediately after liver transplantation.
David A Story, Rakesh Vaja, Stephanie J Poustie, Larry McNicol
Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: The Fencl-Stewart approach to acid-base physiology allows detailed, quantitative insights into acid-base disorders. We tested the hypothesis that this type of analysis would reveal complex acid-base changes in patients after liver transplantation that differed from those in a general intensive care unit population. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively on patients on admission to the ICU after liver transplantation between 2001 and 2003 and prospectively on a convenience group of general ICU patients in 2001. RESULTS: Data were collected from 100 ICU patients and 83 liver transplant patients. Values for most clinical chemistry variables differed between the two groups, with..View full abstract