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Table 2 Patient length of stay in ITU related to maximum lactate levels in the first 24 hours

From: Effects of postoperative hyperlactatemia on patients' intensive therapy unit length of stay

Length of stay NoHL (%) MHL (%) SHL (%)
≤ 24 hours 100 (82.6) 72 (64.3) 4 (30.7)
≤ 48 hours 14 (11.6) 23 (20.5) 3 (23.1)
>48 hours 7 (5.7) 17 (15.1) 6 (46.2)