The present study is an analysis of cancer patients who received follow-up treatment for either cancer-related complications or treatment-associated side effects while hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Records of cancer patients treated at Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital ICU between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data and type of cancer were recorded in prepared forms and subsequently analyzed.
Among 2240 ICU patients treated and hospitalized between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, 482 cancer patients were identified and included in the study. Percentage of cancer patients in ICU was 23.9%. Male to female ratio was determined to be 1.55. First 3 most common cancers found were colorectal (19.7%), lung (15.7%), and stomach cancers (11.6%). Mortality rate of cancer patients hospitalized in ICU was 46.6%. Larynx, lung, urinary bladder, skin, rectosigmoid, hematological, and kidney cancer were more prevalent in male patients, whereas esophageal cancer was seen in more female patients than male patients. Incidence of stomach, brain, and pancreatic cancers, as well as unclassified tumors, was found to be unrelated to gender.
Rectosigmoid cancer was most common type of cancer observed in our ICU. Esophageal cancer was observed in more females than males, while larynx cancer was more frequently present in males.
Northern clinics of Istanbul. 2017 Jan 25*** epublish ***
Yakup Aksoy, Ayhan Kaydu, Omer Fatih Sahin, Cem Kivilcim Kacar
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakir Bismil State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey., Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakir Selahaddin Eyyubi State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey., Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakir Gazi Yasargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.