Outcomes of elderly patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer admitted to the intensive care unit.

@article{Bonomi2012OutcomesOE,
  title={Outcomes of elderly patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer admitted to the intensive care unit.},
  author={Marcelo R. Bonomi and Cardinale B Smith and Grace Mhango and Juan P Wisnivesky},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={600-4}
}
BACKGROUND Although the prognosis of elderly patients with stage IIIB and IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is poor, it remains a common cause of cancer related admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU). The objective was to evaluate short and long-term outcomes of a population-based sample of elderly patients with advanced NSCLC who require ICU care. METHODS Using combined data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results registry and Medicare files, we identified 1134 patients… CONTINUE READING