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Criteria of Roques et al for Admitting a Patient with Lung Cancer to the Intensive Care Unit

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Admission of a patient with lung cancer to the intensive care unit (ICU) can be controversial because of the poor long-term survival for many of the patients. Roques et al identified factors associated with hospital and 6-month mortality that can help to decide if a particular patient should be admitted to the ICU. The authors are from the Hopital Tenon, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie.

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