alkalemia


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alkalemia

[‚al·kə′lēm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An increase in blood pH above normal levels.
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Alkalemia associated morbidity and mortality in medical and surgical patients.
Alkalemia => PaCO2 in normal range => HCO3- increased =>Uncompensated Metabolic Alkalosis Advanced Assessment.
It is important to note that mild alkalemia from a respiratory alkalosis (arterial pH < 7.55) is not a contraindication to sodium bicarbonate therapy in salicylate poisoning.
The occurrence of specific adverse events including the prevalence of hypernatremia ([Na+] >150 mmol/L), hypokalemia ([K+] < 3.5 mmol/L), alkalemia (pH > 7.50), postoperative atrial fibrillation, and other postoperative arrhythmias (supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation) during the first 3 postoperative days were recorded.
How does one use all of the blood gas results to aid in the differential determination of the mechanisms of acidemia or alkalemia in order to facilitate and optimize treatment?