Survival of adult bone marrow transplant patients receiving mechanical ventilation: a case for restricted use.

@article{FaberLangendoen1993SurvivalOA,
  title={Survival of adult bone marrow transplant patients receiving mechanical ventilation: a case for restricted use.},
  author={Kathy Faber-Langendoen and Arthur L. Caplan and Philip B Mcglave},
  journal={Bone marrow transplantation},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={501-7}
}
A retrospective study of all adults receiving BMT over a 13 year period at a large transplant center was performed to determine overall survival and prognostic indicators of poor outcome among patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV). Of 653 adult BMT patients, 191 (29%) received MV after transplant. Of these 191, 161 (84%) died on the ventilator or within hours of extubation; 18 (10%) survived 1 week after extubation and 6 (3%) survived 6 months. Survival was not predicted by type of… CONTINUE READING

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