Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Ana Lacerda

Department of Pediatrics, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Research Article   
    Characteristics and Predictors of Mortality after Intensive Care Admission of Children with Cancer
    Author(s): Mafalda Castelão*, Teresa Martins, Pierre Gonçalves and Ana Lacerda

    Background: Pediatric oncology patients are a high-risk population for clinical deterioration that might require Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) admission. This study aims to assess the clinical characteristics of pediatric oncology patients admitted to PICU with acute events, and to identify prognostic factors related to mortality. Materials and Methods: All PICU admissions for cancer-related acute complications in oncology patients’ ≤ 18 years followed at a Pediatric Oncology Unit (POU) of a general oncology hospital, from 2017 to 2021, were retrospectively evaluated. We assessed the relation between clinical characteristics and PICU interventions, and the in-hospital mortality during PICU admission and at 30-day after PICU discharge. Results: Of 4225 admissions to the POU ward, 63 patien.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2161-0665.23.13.484

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