Does checking lactic acid have any benefit in conditions other than sepsis?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

A lactic acid level of 2.5 mmol/L or higher is associated with increased mortality in geriatric patients with trauma (SOR: C, retrospective case series). Higher lactic acid levels in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, in an intensive care unit (ICU), or with acute heart failure are associated with lower survival (SOR: C, prospective and retrospective case series).

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