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i wanted to know these , how to know that the urine has no pyuria , bacteriuria, i.e what component of UA to look at and specify?
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I used before to know how to differentiate metabolic from respiratory acidosis from step 1 and kept it deep in my brain but now i really confused how to know if i have acidosis or alkalosis it is metabolic or respiratory ??
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Respiratory acidosis will have increased pco2 and compensatory increase in hco3 and metabolic will have decreased hco3 and compensatory decrease in pco2. And if there is low ph and both hco3 is decreased and pco2 is increased instead of decreased (opposite to what it should be) it is mixed acidosis. And if one value is high/low but other is normal or slightly changed (in the right direction) it is uncompensated or partially compensated respectively.
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Pyuria is when pus cells (wbc) are 6-10/HPF. Bactriuria is when you culture a bacteria in urine because normal urine should be sterile. And positive urine leukocyte esterase and nitrite test indicate an infection.
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Respiratory acidosis will have increased pco2 and compensatory increase in hco3 and metabolic will have decreased hco3 and compensatory decrease in pco2. And if there is low ph and both hco3 is decreased and pco2 is increased instead of decreased (opposite to what it should be) it is mixed acidosis. And if one value is high/low but other is normal or slightly changed (in the right direction) it is uncompensated or partially compensated respectively.

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to say easy way for alkalosis and acidosis
how i do
for METABOLIK ALKALOSIS---all increase( as we know increase PH mean alkalos) so increase ph co2 and hco3
METABOLIK ACIDOSIS- same way DECREASE ALL
RESPIRATORY ALKALOSIS-increase PH AND HCO3 and DECREASE CO@
RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS_DECEASE PH and hco3 with INCREASE co2
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