Causes of Death and Incidence of Life-support Techniques Limitations in Oncological Patients Dying in the ICU : A Retrospective Study

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Background: Our objectives were to determine, for cancer patients dying in the ICU, the reasons for admission, the causes of death and the impact of life-support techniques limitations (LSTL). Methods: This is a retrospective study including only cancer patients dying in the ICU. Results: From 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2009, 658 patients were… (More)

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