Critical Care - Volume 9, issue 4

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

Because the need for intensive care exceeds its availability in several countries, intensivists must admit those patients most likely to benefit. Intensive care unit admissions of elderly patients will increase substantially in the near future. Decreased self sufficiency and quality of life are c

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 9, no. 4, 2005

Abstract

Introduction

We compared simultaneous measurements of blood lactate concentration ([Lac]) in the right atrium (RA) and in the pulmonary artery (PA). Our aim was to determine if the mixing of right atrial with coronary venous blood, having substantially lower [Lac], results in detectable decreases

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 9, no. 4, 2005