Published On: Thu, Jun 1st, 2017

Intermediate and high lactate levels are predictors of mortality in the ICU

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This study demonstrated that intermediate (2.0-3.9 mmol/L) and high (> 4.0 mmol/L) arterial lactate levels at the time of admission to the Intensive Care Unit were independent predictors of mortality at 28 days in a large mixed cohort of critically ill surgical patients.

According to this study, published by Huang et al. in Formosan Journal of Surgery with the title “Arterial lactate level is associated with mortality rate in unscheduled surgical intensive care admissions“, Intermediate and high lactate levels are associated with undesirable outcomes for patients admitted to medical or pediatric ICUs.

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