Short-term and medium-term survival of critically ill patients with solid tumours admitted to the intensive care unit: A retrospective analysis

Richard Fisher, Carole Dangoisse, Siobhan Crichton, Craig Whiteley, Luigi Camporota, Richard Beale, Marlies Ostermann*

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Abstract

Objectives: Patients with cancer frequently require unplanned admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Our objectives were to assess hospital and 180-day mortality in patients with a non-haematological malignancy and unplanned ICU admission and to identify which factors present on admission were the best predictors of mortality. Design: Retrospective review of all patients with a diagnosis of solid tumours following unplanned admission to the ICU between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2012. Setting: Single centre tertiary care hospital in London (UK). Participants: 300 adult patients with nonhaematological solid tumours requiring unplanned admission to the ICU. Interventions: None. Primary and secondary outcomes: Hospital and 180-day survival. Results: 300 patients were admitted to the ICU (median age 66.5 years; 61.7% men). Survival to hospital discharge and 180 days were 69% and 47.8%, respectively. Greater number of failed organ systems on admission was associated with significantly worse hospital survival (p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere011363
JournalBMJ Open
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2016

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