Open the doors of the ICU to patients with malignancies and neurological complications

Piagnerelli, Michael; Legros, Benjamin
February 2010
Intensive Care Medicine;Feb2010, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p190
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the debate related to the admission of patients with malignancies and neurological complications into intensive care units (ICU). It says that although advancements have been made in the early diagnosis, supportive care and treatment of cancer patients, whether cancer patients should be admitted to the ICU is still a matter of debate. The author also discusses a medical research which reported a decrease in hospital mortality of patients admitted to ICU with malignancies.


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