RespAcidosis Acute Calculator

The Acute Respiratory Acidosis Calculator for evaluate scenarios where decreased respiration triggers elevated blood carbon dioxide and reduced pH levels

The Acute Respiratory Acidosis condition occurs when sudden ventilation failure ensues. Possible causes include suppression of the central respiratory center due to cerebral disease or drugs, inadequate ventilation due to neuromuscular diseases (e.g., myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, muscular dystrophy), or airway obstruction linked to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

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    \text{HCO}_3 \, (\text{mg/dL}) = \frac{24 + \text{PaCO}_2 \, (\text{mmHg}) - \text{Baseline PaCO}_2}{10}