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A systematic review of prognostic factors at the end of life for people with a haematological malignancy
▸ Button E, Chan RJ, Chambers S, et al. BMC Cancer 2017;17:213.
This systematic review looked at identifying prognostic factors in the last 3 months of life that are associated with increased risk of mortality for haematological malignancy; most patients were predominantly treated with aggressive curative or life-prolonging intent. This included 28 studies; mostly were in the intensive care unit settings and retrospective. The prognostic factors were categorised into five groups, mainly: demographics; interventions (eg, vasopressor support or mechanical ventilation), physiological complications (eg, bone marrow or multiorgan failure); disease characteristics and laboratory blood values. Using the QUIPS tool, most …
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