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BET 2. SERUM LACTATE AS A MARKER FOR MORTALITY IN PATIENTS PRESENTING TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH TRAUMA

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Report by: Kevin KC Hung, Emergency Medicine Resident

Search checked by: Colin A Graham, Professor

Institution: Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether the serum lactate level taken on admission to the emergency department (ED) is useful in predicting mortality in non-thermally injured trauma patients. A total of 118 citations was reviewed, of which five answered the three-part question. The clinical bottom line is that …

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