Lactate: early predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with severe burns.

@article{Kamolz2005LactateEP,
  title={Lactate: early predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with severe burns.},
  author={L P Kamolz and Harald L. Andel and Wolfgang Schramm and Guenther Meissl and David N . Herndon and Manfred Frey},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={986-90}
}
A severe burn results in a devastating and unique derangement called burn shock. Historically, resuscitation has been guided by a combination of basic laboratory values, invasive monitoring and clinical findings, but the optimal guide to the endpoint of resuscitation remains controversial. One-hundred sixty-six patients, who were admitted to our Burn Unit… CONTINUE READING