Jorge I F Salluh

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of patients with cancer admitted to several intensive care units. Knowledge on patients with cancer requiring intensive care is mostly restricted to single-center studies. DESIGN : Prospective, multicenter, cohort study. SETTING Intensive care units from 28 hospitals in Brazil. PATIENTS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with cancer requiring nonpalliative ventilatory support. METHODS This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study conducted in 28 Brazilian ICUs evaluating adult patients with cancer requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (MV) or(More)
The aim of the present study was to validate the Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II) and 3 (SAPS 3), the Mortality Probability Models III (MPM0-III), and the Cancer Mortality Model (CMM) in patients with cancer admitted to several intensive care units (ICU). Prospective multicenter cohort study. Twenty-eight ICUs in Brazil. Seven hundred and(More)
To validate the SAPS 3 admission prognostic model in patients with cancer admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Cohort study. Ten-bed medical–surgical oncologic ICU. Nine hundred and fifty-two consecutive patients admitted over a 3-year period. None. Data were prospectively collected at admission of ICU. SAPS II and SAPS 3 scores with respective(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of a large cohort of cancer patients receiving mechanical ventilation for >24 hrs and to identify clinical features predictive of in-hospital death. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Ten-bed oncologic medical-surgical intensive care unit. PATIENTS A total of 463 consecutive patients were included over(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of critically ill patients with cancer and acute renal dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective cohort study conducted at a 10-bed oncologic medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) over a 56-month period. RESULTS Of 975 patients, 309 (32%) had renal dysfunction and were studied. Their mean age was 60.9 +/- 15.9(More)
BACKGROUND High cortisol levels are frequent in patients with severe infections. However, the predictive value of total cortisol and of the presence of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains to be thoroughly evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of(More)
BACKGROUND Data on patients with cancer who have a prolonged length of stay (LOS) in the ICU are scarce. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the characteristics and the outcomes of cancer patients with life-threatening complications with an ICU stay > or = 21 days. METHODS A cohort study performed at a 10-bed oncology medical-surgical ICU from(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relation between delirium in critically ill patients and their outcomes in the short term (in the intensive care unit and in hospital) and after discharge from hospital. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies. DATA SOURCES PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, and PsychINFO, with no language(More)
To assess the impact of performance status (PS) impairment 1 week before hospital admission on the outcomes in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Retrospective cohort study in 59,693 patients (medical admissions, 67 %) admitted to 78 ICUs during 2013. We classified PS impairment according to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale(More)