Lactate levels predict mortality and need for peritoneal dialysis in children undergoing congenital heart surgery.

@article{Maarslet2012LactateLP,
  title={Lactate levels predict mortality and need for peritoneal dialysis in children undergoing congenital heart surgery.},
  author={Lotte Maarslet and Marianne Birkeb{\ae}k M\oller and Rolf Porskj{\ae}r Dall and Kirsten Hjortholm and Hanne Berg Ravn},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={459-64}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an initial post-operative lactate level is a predictor of mortality, need for peritoneal dialysis (PD), duration of intubation or length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) in children undergoing cardiac surgery. METHOD A retrospective, observational follow-up study was conducted in 206 children undergoing cardiac surgery from 2006 to 2007. Multivariate logistics regression analyses were performed to determine whether… CONTINUE READING
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