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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cancer patients: experience of an intensive care unit in a cancer center
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8869048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness and potential indications of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in medical cancer patients. A retrospective analysis of the records of patients admitted between November 1985 and January 1992 in the medical ICU of a cancer hospital and having had cardiac arrest was performed. Cardiac arrest occurred in 49 cancer patients. CPR was successful in 19 (39%), but only 5 (10%) were discharged alive from the hospital. CPR was successful in all eight patients in which cardiac arrest was the consequence of an acute cardiovascular drug toxicity, even if cancer was metastatic and treatment intent not curative, while it was effective in only 25% of those in which cardiac arrest was an ultimate complication of various problems, like septic shock or respiratory failure complicating the neoplastic disease. In cancer as in other types of disease, CPR is mainly indicated when cardiac arrest is the consequence of and acute insult.
J P Sculier; E Markiewicz
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin du cancer     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0007-4551     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Cancer     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-15     Completed Date:  1996-11-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0072416     Medline TA:  Bull Cancer     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  677-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de médecine, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgique.
Vernacular Title:
Ressuscitation cardiorespiratoire chez le patient cancéreux: expérience d'une unité de réanimation médicale dans un centre anticancéreux.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects
Cancer Care Facilities
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Arrest / etiology,  mortality,  therapy*
Intensive Care Units
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / complications*,  mortality
Retrospective Studies
Survival Analysis
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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