The value of lactate clearance in admission decisions of patients with acute exacerbation of COPD

Durmuş U., Doğan N. Ö. , Pekdemir M., Yılmaz S., Yaka E., Karadas A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.36, no.6, pp.972-976, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Lactate and lactate clearance are being used as biomarkers in several critical conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the value of sixth hour lactate clearance in patients who were hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.