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- Open Access
Prognostic factors of cancer patients admitted to the ICU in Brazil: a prospective cohort
© BioMed Central Ltd 2008
- Published: 13 March 2008
- Hospital Stay
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Median Survival
- Median Time
- Prospective Cohort
The objective of this study was to identify mortality in critically ill oncologic patients.
Data were collected prospectively from 120 consecutive patients who were admitted to the combined medical and surgical ICU. The primary outcome studied was overall ICU mortality.
Results of the final model of the Cox multiple regression (n = 120)
P value in likelihood ratio
95% CI of hazard ratio
Length of hospital stay before ICU admission
Our study suggest that patients in terminal stages of cancer who presented a higher length of hospital stay before ICU admission, coagulopathy and mechanical ventilation over the ICU stay have higher ICU mortality.
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.