Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in a Lebanese intensive care unit: a prospective observational study

@article{Yazigi2005WithholdingAW,
  title={Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in a Lebanese intensive care unit: a prospective observational study},
  author={Alexandre Yazigi and Moussa Riachi and Georges Dabbar},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={562-567}
}
To evaluate the implementation and process of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in an intensive care unit. Prospective observational study in the medical intensive care unit of a university hospital in Lebanon. Forty-five consecutive adult patients admitted to the ICU for a 1-year period and for whom a decision to withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment was made. Patients were followed up until their death. Data regarding all aspects of the implementation and… CONTINUE READING