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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit admission criteria for haematooncological patients: a basis for clinical guidelines implementation

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Author(s): Marco Piastra | Giuliana Fognani | Alessia Franceschi

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: e13;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Cancer remains a major death cause in children, though outcomes have considerably improved over the past decades (1-3). Outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer have changed since ’70 from 80% mortality to 80% survival (2); while children with solid tumors 5-year survival has been reported as 67%, cure rates for childhood leukemia now approach 90% [4-5). Moreover, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) indications are still expanding for both malignant and non-malignant diseases.
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