ASSESSMENT OF CORRELATION OF LACTATE /ALBUMIN RATIO IN SEPSIS PATIENTS ADMITTED IN ICU
KotbAbbass Metwalley Khalil, Leif Jansson
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Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host responses to infection, and septic shock is a subset of sepsis in which underlying circulatory and cellular/metabolic abnormalities are sufficiently profound to substantially increase mortality. Patients with sepsis are usually treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Hence; under the light of above-mentioned data, the present study was undertaken for determining the correlation of lactate /albumin ratio in outcome of patients of sepsis in ICU. The present study was undertaken for determining the correlation of lactate /albumin ratio in outcome of patients of sepsis in ICU. A total of 30 patients were enrolled. The resulting patients were subjected to detailed history and examination followed by investigations (CBC, ESR, CRP), Bacterial culture, liver function test, renal function test, arterial blood gas analysis for lactate, serum albumin level). Mean Lactate value was 4.59 while mean albumin value was 25.12. Mean lactate to albumin ratio was 0.18. While correlating lactate to albumin ratio with Serum Procalcitonin levels, significant results were obtained. While correlating lactate to albumin ratio, it was seen that higher lactate to albumin ratio was associated with higher mortality. Lactate/albumin ratio is an independent predictor for the mortality among sepsis patients admitted to ICU.