Serum Lactate Levels as a Prognostic Predictor of Septic Shock in Emergency Department Patients with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) at Songklanagarind Hospital.

Conclusion: For patients presenting to the emergency department with clinical symptoms of SIRS, a single serum venous lactate level measurement of greater than 36 mg/dL provides valuable prognostic predictor information concerning the high-risk group likely to progress to septic shock, more serious disease severity, and death. PMID: 29947498 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

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