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Persistently Elevated Serum Lactate: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Mortality in Sepsis:
Failure to decrease lactate by >=10% in the first 6 hours for patients in severe sepsis or septic shock.

There was an approximately 11% decrease likelihood of mortality for each 10% increase in lactate clearance.

for in-hospital death

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Mortality in Sepsis

44.7% sensitive, 84.4% specific