Predicting Outcome in Metformin Lactic Acidosis by Diane Calello A 56-year-old male with diabetes and hepatitis comes in after an intentional overdose of his own metformin. On evaluation, he is awake and alert but mildly tachycardic. Lab evaluation demonstrates elevated lactate at 4 mmol/L and a pH of 7.3. Will he die? Metformin is one […]
When an ED starts providing advanced care for severe sepsis, lactate testing is an absolute requirement. Lactate use brings up a lot of questions, especially if it is not commonly ordered in your department. In this podcast, I discuss all of the lactate questions that have come up in the course of the NYC Sepsis Collaborative.