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This site is devoted to the Stewart approach to acid-base. This quantitative method greatly demystifies patient acid-base problems and may therefore improve outcome. Our aim is to make it available for everyone!

You can do a number of things here:

  • Buy the 2009 edition of Stewart's Textbook of Acid-Base (you won't be disappointed!). More info on the right.
  • Read Stewart's original publication online free of charge
  • Use our analysis module to help understand your patient's acid base data
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    Available now: Stewart's Textbook of Acid-Base

    If you have ever been confused by traditional acid-base teaching and/or want a deeper and practical understanding of the subject, this is the book for you! You will be rewarded!

    What is the role of bicarbonate (HCO3-) in acid-base balance? The answer is simply: none!
    What then determines pH or [H+] in body fluids? Understanding acid-base balance means having clear answers to this question, and the quantitative analysis in this book supplies them. They are astonishingly simple!“            -
    Peter A Stewart

    Stewart's Textbook of Acid-Base
    Printed: 504 pages, 7.44'' x 9.68'', perfect binding
    ISBN: 978-1-4092-5470-6
    LCCN: 2009920016
    Copyright: © 2009 AcidBase.org
    Language: English
    Edition: Second Edition

    €69.95



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  • Front and back cover
  • Table of contents
  • List of authors
  • Why and how to read
  • Foreword by Prof. Gattinoni
  • Preface
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 25
  • Chapter 29
  • Afterword by Prof. Story


  • Almost 30 year ago, Peter A Stewart published his classic work introducing the quantitative approach to acid-base. Treasured by many, despised by some, his approach has now become the method of choice in the latest editons of classic medical treatises.

    This new textbook incorporates his unabridged original publication. This is complemented by over 20 new chapters written by an international team of top clinicians and researchers in the field. Edited by John A Kellum and Paul WG Elbers, these discuss recent developments in acid-base medicine and physiology using the same clear and concise style. In particular, there is extensive focus on practical clinical application of the Stewart approach to acid-base in virtually every branch of medicine.

    Key Features:

  • An easy-to-read writing style that completely demystifies this difficult subject
  • Contains Stewart’s classic text “How to Understand Acid-Base”
  • Over 20 new chapters reviewing the latest in quantitative acid-base medicine
  • Extensive focus on clinical application in different fields of medicine
  • Numerous clear figures and convenient tables to illustrate key points
  • Recommended for everyone that seeks to understand, apply or practice acid-base medicine and physiology. This includes consultants, fellows and residents in critical care medicine, anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and surgery; physicians in other branches of medicine; physiologists; veterinarians; bioscientists; and medical students.