Assessing Predictive Value of Postoperative Elevated Lactate for Adverse Outcomes Following Hepatectomy

To the Editor, With great interest, we read the recent article by Lemke et al. [1] determining the association of early post-hepatectomy lactate (PHL) with adverse outcomes. They show that PHL is independently associated with postoperative 90-day mortality and 30-day morbidity. As lactate increases from\ 2 to[ 6 mmol/L, 30-day morbidity rises from 11.6 to… CONTINUE READING