CC BY 4.0 · Journal of Child Science 2020; 10(01): e16-e20
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709718
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Arterial Blood Lactate in Children Primarily Submitted to Noninvasive Ventilation: A Time-Dependent ROC Analysis

Lactate and noninvasive ventilation in children
1  Mother and Child Department, Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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2  Mother and Child Department, Department of Pediatrics, Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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2  Mother and Child Department, Department of Pediatrics, Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Publication History

14 November 2019

06 March 2020

Publication Date:
18 April 2020 (online)

  

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate blood lactate measurements and failure to noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit. This was a retrospective observational single-center study performed between June 2016 and June 2017. Dynamic lactate indices and failure to NIV in 63 children < 18 years and > 1 month old were examined; we considered blood lactate analyses at time 0, 6, 24, and 48 hours. NIV failure group had a higher pediatric risk of mortality (PRISM) score. Lactate indices decreased over time in the success group (p < 0.001). The best area under the curve observed was 69%, at 48 hours. Considering all measurements, the area under the curve for time-dependent receiver-operating characteristic curve was 58.6%. This study demonstrated blood lactate indices evolution over time in children submitted to NIV.

Authors' Contributions

C.O.S.V. was involved in analyzing data and writing the original research, and agreed to the final manuscript. L.S.M.L. and A.R.A.S. were involved in data collection, critical review, obtained ethical approval, and approved the final manuscript.