TITLE

ICU Treatment May Benefit Some Lung Cancer Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Baney, Jack
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Pulmonary Reviews;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
58776133

 

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