End-tidal carbon dioxide is associated with mortality and lactate in patients with suspected sepsis.

@article{Hunter2013EndtidalCD,
  title={End-tidal carbon dioxide is associated with mortality and lactate in patients with suspected sepsis.},
  author={Christopher L. Hunter and Salvatore Silvestri and Matthew Dean and Jay L. Falk and Linda Papa},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={64-71}
}
OBJECTIVE Exhaled end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO(2)) concentration is associated with lactate levels in febrile patients. We assessed the association of ETCO(2) with mortality and lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis. METHODS This was a prospective observational study. We enrolled 201 adult patients presenting with suspected infection and 2 or more systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria. Lactate and ETCO(2) were measured and analyzed with patient outcomes. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING