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After narcosis and operations variations in the acid-base balance take place. Since Criele in 1917 called attention to these changes they have been generally spoken of as a postoperative acidosis, when a lowering of the alkali reserve and increase in the hydrogen-ion concentration of the blood occur. In surgery the postoperative acidosis has received especial attention from many sides, and it has been generally regarded as a dangerous complication in the course of healing. Above all the American school has held the postoperative acidosis to be dangerous. This conception rests in part upon the fact that Reimann and Bloom found
Ursache und Bedeutung der post-operativen Acidose.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:195–196. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-2-195_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(2):195-196.
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