This article, written by Rabie Mohamed Hussein, Hanan Mohamed El-Shahat, Waleed Mansour and Moamen Nabil Nada to assess the role of blood lactate level as a predictor of patients’ outcome, was published in 2017 by Egyptian Journal of Bronchology.
With this prospective cohort study, Hussein et al. aim to identify patients’ blood lactate levels at admission, monitor lactime and lactate clearance through the hospital stay and to relate previous lactate measurement to patients’ outcome in order to determine the best predictors of mortality.
A selected sample of 52 patients who had primary respiratory diseases with or without respiratory failure were included in the study, carried out at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of an Egyptian Hospital.
The authors concluded that the initial blood lactate levels and lactime are valuable prognostic tools for the prediction of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit outcomes.
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Blood lactate level as a predictor of patients’ outcome at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Zagazig University Hospitals