Sequential organ failure predicts mortality of patients with a haematological malignancy needing intensive care.

@article{Cornet2005SequentialOF,
  title={Sequential organ failure predicts mortality of patients with a haematological malignancy needing intensive care.},
  author={Alexander D. Cornet and Aart I Issa and Arjan A. van de Loosdrecht and Gert Jan Ossenkoppele and Rob J M Strack van Schijndel and Arie Bastiaan Johan Groeneveld},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={511-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Poor survival of patients with a haematological malignancy admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) prompts for proper admission triage and prediction of ICU treatment failure and long-term mortality. We therefore tried to find predictors of the latter outcomes. METHODS A retrospective analysis of charts and a prospective follow-up study were done, of haemato-oncological patients, admitted to our ICU in a 7-year period with a follow-up until 2 yr thereafter. Clinical parameters… CONTINUE READING
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