ABSTRACTCONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The ideal site for lactate collection has not been clearly established. This study aimed to evaluate associations between lactate levels in arterial blood (Lart), peripheral venous blood (Lper) and central venous blood (Lcen) in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.
DESIGN AND SETTING:Cross-sectional analytical study in an tertiary university hospital.
METHOD:Samples from patients with a central venous catheter and from healthy volunteers (control group) were collected. B…
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