ICU Treatment May Benefit Some Lung Cancer Patients

Baney, Jack
February 2011
Pulmonary Reviews;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p19
The article reports that admission of lung cancer patients to intensive care units (ICU) can help to improve chances of survival. A study published in the January 2011 issue of "Chest" magazine notes that 69 percent of lung cancer patients who received treatment in the ICU were given a 54 percent survival rate of 90-days after discharge. ICU management strategy for subject patients involved a limited period of unrestricted care and treatment re-evaluation after 48 to 72 hours.


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