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Cumulative lactate and hospital mortality in ICU patients

DOI: 10.1186/2110-5820-3-6

Keywords: Lactate, Critically ill, Intensive care units, In-hospital mortality

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Hyperlactatemia is associated with in-hospital mortality in a heterogeneous ICU population. In our patients, lactate peak values predicted in-hospital mortality equally well as lactate-time-integral of arterial blood lactate levels above the upper normal threshold.

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