Please find below the abstract of the article written in Spanish by María Mercedes Luján Túpez with the following original title: “Nivel de Lactato Sérico y Mortalidad en Pacientes con Sepsis y Shock Séptico. Servicio De Cuidados Intermedios Del Hospital Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo”. The English translation of this title would be “Serum Lactate Levels And Mortality In Patients With Sepsis And Septic Shock. Intermediate Care Service of the Hospital Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo”. This article was published by Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública (Rev Exp Med 1(1))
“Objective: To identify the association of Serum Lactate levels with mortality in patients with sepsis and septic shock in the Intermediate Care Service at the Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo Hospital.
Material and methods: An Observational, Retrospective and Transversal study was conducted in order to determine the level of Serum Lactate and Mortality in Patients with Sepsis and Septic Shock in the Intermediate Care Service at Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo Hospital.
Results: We worked with 313 patients, of which 226 (72,20%) had a sepsis diagnosis, while the diagnostic of 21,41% was septic shock, and 6,39%, had severe sepsis. From the 313 patients analysed, 55,91% (175 patients) were male. We found that 28,12% of patients with sepsis and septic shock (88 patients) showed a level of lactate higher than 4 mmol/L, and 66 of them died; 22,04% of patients with sepsis and septic shock (69 patients) had a level of lactate lower than 2 mmol/L, and none of them died. 156 patients (49,84%) had a lactate level between 2- 4 mmol/L, and 19 of them died.
Conclusions: By establishing the association between the serum lactate level values and mortality, the authors conclude that there is a statistically significant relationship, and therefore the level of serum lactate is associated with mortality according to the study conducted.”
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Nivel de Lactato Sérico y Mortalidad en Pacientes con Sepsis y Shock Séptico