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Old 02-08-2016
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I think there is both Respiratory and metabolic acidosis because of Hypoxemia and hypercarbia.

A late metabolic acidosis may develop in premature infants that receive high protein or amino acid intakes. This may be exacerbated by reduced reabsorption of bicarbonate from the proximal tubules and reduced new base formation by the kidneys of premature infants.

I found this online.

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