Table 4

Mean±SD of venous bicarbonate and base excess levels in relation to dehydration levels

Non-dehydrated patientsMild dehydrationModerate dehydrationSevere dehydrationP value
Venous bicarbonate levels (mmol/L)21.1±2.7819.09±2.8816.31±3.1612.18±3.780.001
Base excess−5.9±3.29−8.57±3.91−12.26±4.31−18.96±4.920.001