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Critical Care Oncology

  • Joseph Varon
  • Pilar Acosta
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Abstract

Cancer is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States. Enhanced critical care capabilities have contributed substantially to improved survival. Critical care may be needed on a short-term basis for the complications of the underlying malignancy or of aggressive antineoplastic therapy. Postoperative critical care has greatly facilitated major extirpative cancer surgery and is an implicit part of other approaches such as bone marrow transplantation.

Keywords

Superior Vena Cava Small Cell Carcinoma Cardiac Tamponade Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Central Nervous System Infection 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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