par Vanderschuren, Abel;Meert, Anne-Pascale
Référence Noninvasive Ventilation in High-Risk Infections and Mass Casualty Events, Springer-Verlag Wien, page (189-194)
Publication Publié, 2014-01
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : During the last two decades, new chemotherapeutic agents, including targeted therapies, and improvement in radiotherapy techniques led to a better prognosis for cancer patients. These new treatments, however, expose patients to various life-threatening complications such as infection, hemorrhage, and drug- or radiation-related toxicity that can require intensive care unit (ICU) admission. The overall survival of oncological patients admitted to the ICU remains disappointing, with recent studies showing mortality rates close to 50 % [1, 2].