[Diagnostic strategy for acute respiratory failure in patients with haematological malignancy].

@article{Azoulay2008DiagnosticSF,
  title={[Diagnostic strategy for acute respiratory failure in patients with haematological malignancy].},
  author={Elie Azoulay and Sandra Marina Ribeiro de Miranda and Nicolas B{\`e}le and Beno{\^i}t Schlemmer},
  journal={Revue des maladies respiratoires},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={433-49}
}
INTRODUCTION About 15% of patients with haematological malignancy develop acute respiratory failure (ARF), necessitating admission to intensive care where their mortality is of the order of 50%. STATE OF THE ART The prognosis of these patients is not determined by the pathological characteristics of the malignancy but by the cause of the acute respiratory failure. In effect, the need to resort to mechanical ventilation in the presence of dysfunction of other organs dominates the prognosis… CONTINUE READING