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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 12 ( December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

REVIEW ARTICLE

Critically Ill Pediatric Oncology Patients: What the Intensivist Needs to Know? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Amin Al Haj Moussa, Ata Ur Rehman Maaz, Nesreen Faqih, Manu Sundaram

Keywords : Cancer, Critical care, Intensive care, Oncology, Pediatrics

Citation Information : Moussa AA, Maaz AU, Faqih N, Sundaram M. Critically Ill Pediatric Oncology Patients: What the Intensivist Needs to Know? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (12):1256-1263.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23693

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cancer is an evolving cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the survival of children with cancer, after applying new methods and treatment protocols in practice. However, the complexity of the disease itself, as well as the intensity and toxicity of treatment is such that many children require admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) which should be well equipped and led by personnel who have adequate training and expertise to provide optimum care to these complex patients. Most oncology patients who require PICU admission categorized into oncological emergencies, and/or decompensation from treatment and its side effects. In this study, we provide a summary of the essential and most recent evidence-based recommendations from published reviews and articles to aid PICU physicians and to ensure the best treatment and outcome possible for the children with such disease.


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