Journal article

Oxygen consumption and lactate release by the lung after cardiopulmonary bypass and during septic shock.

H Opdam, R Bellomo

Crit Care Resusc | Published : 2000


OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether a correlation exists between lung lactate release and lung oxygen consumption by studying adult intensive care patients, either after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) or with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective observational study of six post cardiopulmonary bypass patients and seven patients with septic shock was performed in an intensive care unit of a major teaching hospital. Pulmonary oxygen consumption was estimated by subtracting oxygen consumption calculated using the reverse Fick equation (V O2Fick) from that measured by indirect calorimetry (V O2meas). Pulmonary lactate release was derived from the difference between arterial and mixed-venous l..

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