Outcome and prognostic factors seen in pediatric oncology patients admitted in PICU of a developing country.

@article{Akhtar2011OutcomeAP,
  title={Outcome and prognostic factors seen in pediatric oncology patients admitted in PICU of a developing country.},
  author={Nida Akhtar and Zehra Fadoo and Sukaina A. Panju and Anwarul Haque},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={969-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome and prognostic factors for oncology patients in the PICU of a tertiary care centre in a developing country. METHODS A retrospective chart review was done to assess the outcome of children with cancer in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a developing country from January 2000 through December 2009. 74 medical records were reviewed for data regarding demographics, admitting diagnosis, Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) III score and the therapeutic… CONTINUE READING