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Start date:
End date:
December 2014
Co-ordinated by:
NHS Lothian

CVLA study: Capillary and Venous Lactate Agreement – a pilot observational study


To determine the feasibility of a study investigating the agreement between capillary and peripheral venous lactate in the Emergency Department

Trial Design

A prospective observational study in a convenience sample of eligible patients

Chief Investigator

Dr Deepankar Datta

Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine

Local PI

Dr Deepankar Datta

Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine

Research Team

Julia Grahamslaw

Lead Research Nurse

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