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Gas Exchange in Renal Failure: I—Dangers of Hyperkalaemia during Anaesthesia

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: (Published 01 May 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:244

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  1. M. J. Goggin,
  2. A. M. Joekes


    Failure to maintain compensatory hyperventilation during anaesthesia in patients with metabolic acidosis results in an increase in PaCO2, fall in blood pH, and a possible rise in plasma potassium. This sequence of events may account for unexplained operative deaths in patients in renal failure.