Am J Nephrol 2020 18;51(3):182-191. Epub 2020 Feb 18.
Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA,
Background: We have previously investigated the fate of administered bicarbonate infused as a hypertonic solution in animals with each of the 4 chronic acid-base disorders. Those studies did not address the fate of sodium, the coadministered cation.
Methods: We examined baseline total body water (TBW), Na+ space, HCO3- space, and urinary sodium and bicarbonate excretion after acute hypertonic NaHCO3 infusion (1-N solution, 5 mmol/kg body weight) in dogs with each of the 4 chronic acid-base disorders. Read More