Blood lactate as a predictor for in-hospital mortality in patients admitted acutely to hospital: a systematic review

Ole Kruse, Niels Grunnet, Charlotte Barfod

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Abstract

Using blood lactate monitoring for risk assessment in the critically ill patient remains controversial. Some of the discrepancy is due to uncertainty regarding the appropriate reference interval, and whether to perform a single lactate measurement as a screening method at admission to the hospital, or serial lactate measurements. Furthermore there is no consensus whether the sample should be drawn from arterial, peripheral venous, or capillary blood. The aim of this review was: 1) To examine whether blood lactate levels are predictive for in-hospital mortality in patients in the acute setting, i.e. patients assessed pre-hospitally, in the trauma centre, emergency department, or intensive care unit. 2) To examine the agreement between arterial, peripheral venous, and capillary blood lactate levels in patients in the acute setting.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Vol/bind19
Antal sider12
ISSN1757-7241
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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