Suporte de terapia intensiva no paciente oncológico

Roberto Sapolnik
2003 Jornal de Pediatria  
Objective: To review the most important aspects of the clinical presentation and treatment of children with cancer in intensive care units. Medline (1970Medline ( to 2003; search terms: children, cancer, oncology, intensive care, complications. General and pediatric oncology textbooks. Sources of data: Summary of the findings:Practically all organs may be affected by cancer or by its treatment. The main complications include infections, hematological problems and electrolyte/ metabolic
more » ... metabolic disturbances. Intensive care therapy is necessary to correct organic dysfunctions (cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and neurologic). Nutritional and emotional support, as well as pain control are fundamental aspects for recovery in children. The intensivist should be alert to interrupt intensive care measures if required. Conclusions: Many studies show that the use of intensive care therapy in children with cancer is not futile, with a reduction in mortality and improvement in the quality of life of these children in the medium and long terms.
doi:10.1590/s0021-75572003000800013 fatcat:bhvdfg6eanbg3multxn5hb7i4q