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Table 1 Lactate on admission, complications and clinical outcome

From: Admission lactate and outcome after high-risk surgery

  Lactate <1.7 mmol
(n= 46)
Lactate >1.7 mmol
(n= 21)
P value
Complications 41 (89%) 19 (90.5%) NS
Complications >1 36 (78.3%) 16 (76.2%) NS
Total complications per patient 3 (2 to 7) 4 (2 to 7) NS
Hospital stay 14 (8 to 39) 13 (8 to 24) NS
ICU stay 1 (1 to 2) 2 (1 to 10) 0.045
Readmission to ICU 3 (6.5%) 6 (28.6%) 0.022
Mortality 2 (4.3%) 3 (14.3%) NS