• Lactate, Base Excess, and the Pediatric Index of Mortality: Exploratory Study of an International, Multicenter Dataset

    19 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    OBJECTIVES:
    To investigate the relationship between ICU admission blood lactate, base excess, and ICU mortality and to explore the effect of incorporating blood lactate into the Pediatric Index of Mortality.
    DESIGN
    Retrospective cohort study based on data prospectively collected on every PICU admission submitted to the U.K. Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network and to the Australia and New Zealand Pediatric Intensive Care Registry.
    SETTING:
    Thirty-three PICUs in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland and nine PICUs and 20 general ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.
    PATIENTS:
    All ICU...
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