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Lactic acidosis

  • Daniel De Backer
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Abstract

Hyperlactatemia is considered a hallmark of ongoing tissue hypoxia, but this is not always the case, and erroneous conclusions may sometimes be drawn that lead to unjustified therapeutic interventions. In this note we discuss the possible implications of hyperlactatemia

Keywords

Acute Lung Injury Blood Lactate Lactic Acidosis Lactate Production Tissue Hypoxia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel De Backer
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  1. 1.Department of Intensive CareErasme University Hospital, Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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