Septic acute kidney injury patients in emergency department: The risk factors and its correlation to serum lactate.


Department of Emergency Medicine, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Electronic address: [Email]


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in septic patients, imposing a heavy burden of illness in terms of morbidity and mortality. Serum lactate is a widely used marker predicting the severity of sepsis. A paucity of research has investigated septic AKI in emergency departments (EDs) and its correlation with initial serum lactate level. This study aimed at identifying risk factors for septic AKI and clarifying the link between initial serum lactate level and septic AKI in ED patients.


Acute kidney injury,Emergency department,Lactate,Sepsis,

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