Prognostic role of lactate on mortality in younger and older patients with cardio-respiratory failure admitted to an acute intensive care unit

Francesco di Grezia, Emiliano Assante di Panzillo, Salvatore Russo, Gaetano Gargiulo, David Della-Morte, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete

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Abstract

Background and aim: Acidosis is able to induce negative changes of different organs that increase progressively with aging. At present it is not known whether the levels of lactate may differently influence the prognosis of younger and older patients. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of lactate levels after admission of younger and older patients to an acute intensive care unit. Methods: Younger (2.5 mmol/L at the admission was higher in the older than in the younger patients (42.4 vs. 20.3 %, p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-412
Number of pages6
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Lactate
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    di Grezia, F., di Panzillo, E. A., Russo, S., Gargiulo, G., Della-Morte, D., Testa, G., Cacciatore, F., Bonaduce, D., & Abete, P. (2016). Prognostic role of lactate on mortality in younger and older patients with cardio-respiratory failure admitted to an acute intensive care unit. Aging clinical and experimental research, 28(3), 407-412. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-015-0432-2