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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-53

Adult cancer patients admitted to the critical care unit in Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of General Surgery and Critical Care, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed A AlMaani
Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2543-1854.259470

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally. The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide with a huge burden on healthcare resources. Oncology patients require highly specialized care that is not widely available. In Saudi Arabia, data on cancer incidence are limited. Furthermore, many patients with cancer are diagnosed at advanced stages due to limited implementation of screening programs. This leads to difficulty in treating cancer patients and leads to families' dissatisfaction as well. Cancer patients require critical care services more frequently compared to other patients due to the nature of their disease and sometimes due to the complications of the treatment. Admitting patients with advanced cancer to critical care was debatable due to the poor outcome. However, the outcome of these patients has dramatically improved in the last decade, so no bias should be exercised when they need intensive care unit (ICU). In this review, we review the literature regarding the outcome of cancer patients admitted to the ICU focusing on Saudi Arabia.


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