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Table 2 Reasons for admission to the medical intensive care units in the overall population, nonsurvivors, and survivors

From: Admission of advanced lung cancer patients to intensive care unit: A retrospective study of 76 patients

  All patients n = 76 MICU survivors n = 40 MICU nonsurvivors n = 36 P value
Causes of reasons for admissions     
Not related to lung cancer 16 (21.1) 8 (20) 8 (22.2) 0.51
Related to lung cancer 60 (78.9) 32 (80) 28 (77.8) 0.51
   Complication of cancer management, n (%) 30 (39.5) 20 (50) 10 (27.8) 0.04
   Cancer progression, n (%) 14 (18.4) 7 (17.5) 7 (19.4) 0.53
   Lung cancer-induced events, n (%) 17 (22.4) 6 (15) 11 (30.6) 0.089
Reasons for admission     
Infection, n (%) 41 (53.9) 15 (37.5) 26 (72.2) 0.002
   Respiratory infection, n (%) 31 (40.8) 10 (25) 21 (58.3) 0.003
   Sepsis with aplasia, n (%) 12 (15.8) 6 (15) 6 (16.7) 0.54
Heart failure, n (%) 7 (9.2) 3 (7.5) 4 (11.1) 0.44
Noninfectious pulmonary disorders, n (%) 28 (36.8) 18 (45) 10 (27.8) 0.09
Neurological failure, n (%) 4 (5.3) 3 (7.5) 1 (2.8) 0.35
Pulmonary embolism, n (%) 2 (2.6) 1 (2.5) 1 (2.8) 0.72
  1. MICU: Medical Intensive Care Unit
  2. Percentages are relative to the total number of patients (n = 76 for the overall population, n = 36 for the MICU nonsurvivors, and n = 40 for the MICU survivors) unless otherwise specified.