I did locate an interesting article:
Serum lactate levels as the predictor of outcome in pediatric septic shock
Kana Ram Jat,1,3 Urmila Jhamb,1 and Vinod K. Gupta2 Indian J Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr-Jun; 15(2): 102–107. Viewable at this link:
But it seems to say basically that lactate levels are still controversial and there is no defined "cut off" associated with higher morbidity and mortality, but rather what we already expect in that higher serum lactate levels are observed in sicker patients. I was wondering if anyone were aware of newer information on this topic.
Darrell G. Looney MD, FACEP, FAAEM
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