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Lactate Clearance and Survival in Normolactatemic Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis

Purpose:

To identify a critically ill patient with sepsis and normal blood lactate who is at risk for 28 days mortality using lactate clearance from the blood after an infusion.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

A40, A41, A49.9

Description:

Levraut et al evaluated clearance of blood lactate after a lactate infusion as a predictor of survival in a critically ill patient with severe sepsis and a normal baseline blood lactate concentration. A low clearance of exogenous lactate can help identify those patients who may require more aggressive therapy and closer monitoring. The authors are from Hopital Saint-Roch in Nice, France.

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