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Prehospital point-of-care lactate following trauma: A systematic review.

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Summary of "Prehospital point-of-care lactate following trauma: A systematic review."

Serum lactate serves as a surrogate marker for global tissue hypoxia following traumatic injury and has potential to guide resuscitation. Portable, handheld point-of-care monitoring devices enable lactate values to be readily available in the prehospital environment. The current review examines the utility of prehospital lactate (pLa) measurement in the management of trauma.

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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763
Pages: 748-755

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