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Question Bicarbonate level in acute respiratory failure?

hi
i guess ,there is raise in pco2 ,drop in ph,
there have to be compensatory raise in HCO3??
am i rite,little confused
can anyone pls explain me this???
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it takes a day for more for the body to metabolically compensate for a respiratory process, and most of the time the compensation is not adequate
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Default HCO3 increase or decrease???

yes..it takes 24 -48 hrs for renal compensation..but wat will happen to HCO3 levels?
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yes..it takes 24 -48 hrs for renal compensation..but wat will happen to HCO3 levels?
He already gave you the answer but if you want it spoonfed then--Yes it will increase......... typically seen in CHRONIC respiratory acidosis like COPD.

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u r rite..its given wrongly in 2009 material that it decrease,hence want to double confirm...........
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