To investigate whether anion gap (AG) is a sensitive and specific screening tool for elevated lactate levels. To determine whether correction of AG for albumin improves its ability to identify patients at risk of deterioration. Secondary objective: To investigate the correlation between AG and lactate as expressed by correlation coefficients. These may be pooled in a meta-analysis or summarised descriptively, depending on data availability.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2015|
- anion gap
- lactate levels