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Plasma Lactate Clearance as Early Predictors of Morbidity in Major Burn Patients
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2019;22(2):25-29
Published online December 1, 2019
© 2019 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Seunghyun Lee, M.D., Hyungjoo Lee, M.D. and Kyungtak Yoo, M.D.1

Departments of Emergency Medicine and 1General Surgery, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: 이형주, 서울시 우이천로 308 ㉾ 01450, 한일병원 응급의학과
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Received August 27, 2019; Revised October 13, 2019; Accepted October 15, 2019.
Purpose: This study was performed to investigate the effect of plasma lactate clearance as predictive factor of major burn patients.
Methods: A retrospective review was performed on 119 patients from January 2014 to December 2018, who were admitted as severe burn patients to ICU unit. Plasma lactate was measured upon admission to the hospital and 24hrs after admission. And, hospital day, ICU day, TBSA (Total Body Surface Area) and numbers of surgical intervention were collected after admission.
Results: Higher lactate clearance showed negative statistical correlation with survival, hospital day, ICU day & number of surgical interventions.
Conclusion: In this study, 24hr lactate clearance might be used as predictor of clinical prognosis following major burn injury.
Keywords : Lactate, Lactate clearance, Major burn, ICU

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