Can initial lactate levels predict the severity of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning?

DOĞAN N. Ö., Savrun A., Levent S., Gunaydin G. P., Celik G. K., Akkucuk H., ...More

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.34, no.3, pp.324-329, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0960327114538986
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-329
  • Keywords: Carbon monoxide poisoning, lactic acid, emergency department, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, RISK-FACTORS, GLUCOSE, INTOXICATION, SEQUELAE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is a major cause of unintentional poisoning. This study aimed to determine the value of initial lactate levels in patients with CO poisoning and to evaluate its utilization in the emergency department (ED).