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Drs. Gomez and Kellum Have Diagnostic Test Interpretation, Lactate in Sepsis, Published in JAMA

Tue, 01/27/2015

Lactate has been used for decades as a surrogate of inadequate tissue perfusion. Despite the wide clinical application, it has been recognized that its interpretation at the bedside may not be as straightforward in complex states such as sepsis, where lactate may be elevated secondary to metabolic processes, in addition to or instead of hypoperfusion.  In this month’s issue of JAMA, Hernando Gomez and John Kellum provide a clinical vignette and short review of lactate