Value of lactic acidosis in the assessment of the severity of acute cyanide poisoning.

@article{Baud2002ValueOL,
  title={Value of lactic acidosis in the assessment of the severity of acute cyanide poisoning.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric J. Baud and Stephen W. Borron and Bruno M{\'e}garbane and Herv{\'e} Trout and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lapostolle and {\'E}ric Vicaut and Marcel Debray and Chantal Bismuth},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={2044-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that plasma lactate concentrations could be of confirmatory value in patients with histories consistent with acute pure cyanide poisoning because immediate laboratory confirmation of suspected cyanide poisoning is rarely possible and because clinicians must rapidly decide whether to administer specific antidotes, which may have severe side effects. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING An intensive care unit in a university-affiliated teaching… CONTINUE READING

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