Park et. al conducted a retrospective observational study where 14,015 patients who underwent lactate test at arrival at the Emergency Department were enrolled for final analysis. The authors concluded that a serum lactate level higher than 2.6 mmol/L predicted 30-day in-hospital mortality in unselected patients who were admitted to hospital after arriving at the Emergency Department.
This study, published recently by PLOS One with the title “Serum Lactate Upon Emergency Department Arrival as a Predictor of 30-Day in-Hospital Mortality in an Unselected population”, was carried out by Park et al. in a tertiary referral hospital in Korea.
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