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(Solution document) A 67-year-old female was admitted with acute exacerbation of COPD secondary to bacterial pneumonia.


A 67-year-old female was admitted with acute exacerbation of COPD secondary to bacterial pneumonia. Upon admittance, she complained of having to "gasp for breath" and coughing up phlegm that is brownish-green. Arterial blood was drawn and sampled, revealing the following values:

pH 7.30pCO2 53 mm HgpO2 60 mm HgHemoglobin - O2 saturation 45 %[HCO3-] 24 meq / liter

What type of physiologic mechanism of compensation could occur for this acid-base disturbance?

Additional HCO3 could be retained by the kidneys

Additional HCO3 could be excreted by the kidneys

Additional CO2 could be retained by slowing respiration rate

Additional CO2 could be lost by increasing respiration rate

 







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