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Teaching acid/base physiology in the laboratory.
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PMID:  21098393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acid/base homeostasis is one of the most difficult subdisciplines of physiology for medical students to master. A different approach, where theory and practice are linked, might help students develop a deeper understanding of acid/base homeostasis. We therefore set out to develop a laboratory exercise in acid/base physiology that would provide students with unambiguous and reproducible data that clearly would illustrate the theory in practice. The laboratory exercise was developed to include both metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis. Data were collected from 56 groups of medical students that had participated in this laboratory exercise. The acquired data showed very consistent and solid findings after the development of both metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis. All results were consistent with the appropriate diagnosis of the acid/base disorder. Not one single group failed to obtain data that were compatible with the diagnosis; it was only the degree of acidosis/alkalosis and compensation that varied.
Authors:
Ulla G Friis; Ronni Plovsing; Klaus Hansen; Bent G Laursen; Birgitta Wallstedt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in physiology education     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1522-1229     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Physiol Educ     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100913944     Medline TA:  Adv Physiol Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular and Renal Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. ufriis@health.sdu.dk
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