Lactic acidosis not hyperlactatemia as a predictor of in hospital mortality in septic emergency patients.

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OBJECTIVE To compare the prognostic abilities of lactic acidosis and hyperlactatemia and determine the influence of metabolic acidosis when attempting to predict the outcome of septic patients using serum lactate levels. METHOD 126 patients with severe sepsis or septic shock were prospectively included in this study at an emergency department… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2007.055558

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