Mechanical Ventilation In Diabetic Ketoacidosis

In diabetic ketoacidosis, very frequently severe hyperventilation with deep respiratory breaths are observed, also called Kussmaul-respiration. This is a compensatory mechanism aiming to get rid of CO2 in cases of severe metabolic acidosis. The blood gases show severely lowered pCO2, a relatively high pO2 with relatively high hemoglobin O2 saturation as well as low standard bicarbonate. Respiratory compensation by hyperventilation is a compensatory mechanism this is the reason why medications...