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Kruser JM, Rakhra SS, Sacotte RM
Intensive care unit outcomes among patients with cancer after palliative radiation therapy.
To inform goals of care discussions at the time of palliative radiation therapy (RT) consultation, researchers sought to characterize intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes for patients treated with palliative RT compared to all other patients with metastatic cancer admitted to the ICU. They found that prior treatment with palliative RT is associated with increased in-hospital mortality after ICU admission.
Citation: Kruser JM, Rakhra SS, Sacotte RM . Intensive care unit outcomes among patients with cancer after palliative radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017 Nov 15;99(4):854-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.2463.
Keywords: Cancer, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Palliative Care, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research