Risk factors for death among cancer patients with fungemia

Risk factors for death among cancer patients with fungemia

Autor Nucci, M. Google Scholar
Silveira, M. I. Google Scholar
Spector, N. Google Scholar
Silveira, F. Google Scholar
Velasco, E. Google Scholar
Akiti, T. Google Scholar
Barreiros, G. Google Scholar
Derossi, A. Google Scholar
Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pulcheri, W. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Natl Canc Inst
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In order to identify prognostic factors for death among cancer patients with fungemia, an 18-month survey of fungemia in patients with cancer was undertaken in three hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, for the assessment of risk factors for death, the following variables were analyzed: age; gender; underlying cancer; last treatment for the underlying disease; previous surgery; use of antibiotics, antifungal agents, steroids, or total parenteral nutrition; use of a central venous catheter; chemotherapy; radiotherapy; presence and duration of neutropenia; etiologic agent of the fungemia; treatment of the fungemia; clinical manifestations; and performance status (Karnofsky score) on the day of the positive blood culture, in multivariate analysis, the variables associated with an increased risk for death were older age, persistent neutropenia, and low performance status. Identifying risk factors for death may help to define a group of high-risk patients for whom new therapeutic options should be tried.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1998-07-01
Publicado em Clinical Infectious Diseases. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press, v. 27, n. 1, p. 107-111, 1998.
ISSN 1058-4838 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Univ Chicago Press
Extensão 107-111
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/514609
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000074756900023
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25918

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