Tag respiratory acidosis
Medmastery acid-base disorders 340

Medmastery: acid-base disorders

Franz Wiesbauer explains the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

A Case of CO2 Narcosis

A 67 year old gentleman with a BMI of 45 was waiting for his respiratory outpatient clinic appointment. While waiting, he fell asleep. A medical emergency was called because he could not be woken up.