Publications by authors named "Guillaume Carbonnelle"

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Long-Term Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Patients with Metastatic Solid Tumors Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Oncology 2022 20;100(3):173-181. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France.

Introduction: Admission of metastatic cancer patients to the intensive care unit (ICU) poses medical and ethical challenges in the absence of reliable prognostic tools to guide decision-making.

Material And Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the medical charts of 129 consecutive patients with metastatic solid tumors admitted to the ICU between January and September 2014 and identified prognostic factors (PFs) using Cox models.

Results: The mean patient age at ICU admission was 58.9 years (range, 25-81 years; males, 51%). Performance status (PS) was 0-1 and 2-3 in 61% and 39% of the patients, respectively. The most prevalent cancers were lung cancer (20%), sarcoma (17%), and breast cancer (16%). ICU admission was attributable to the cancer itself (53%), cancer treatment toxicity (43%), and comorbidities (37%). The median overall survival (OS) after ICU admission was 2.6 months; 15% of the patients died during the ICU stay. Poor PFs for OS were PS >1 before ICU admission (p = 0.007) and ICU admission for the cancer itself (p < 10-3). After ICU discharge, 58% and 42% of the patients received systemic treatment within 12 months and showed good PS recovery, respectively. Multiple organ failure and a multidisciplinary decision to limit therapeutic efforts were poor PFs for reinitiation of systemic treatment (p = 0.2 and 0.006, respectively), and the latter was also a poor PF for PS recovery (p = 0.004).

Discussion: In the ICU, the OS of adult patients with solid tumors was similar to that of the noncancer population. For ICU admissions related to the cancer itself, the prognosis is poor.
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March 2022

[Evaluation of drug interactions in patients treated for a lung or digestive cancer].

Bull Cancer 2020 Nov 2;107(11):1108-1117. Epub 2020 Oct 2.

Centre Oscar-Lambret, CISSPO, 3, rue Combemale, 59020 Lille, France; Centre Oscar-Lambret, département de cancérologie cervico-faciale et thoracique, 3, rue Combemale, 59020 Lille, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cancer patients are particularly at risk for drug interactions. However, in oncology, this risk has not been studied in depth in France. The main objective of this study was to describe the proportion of drug interactions in patients with lung or digestive cancer.

Methods: The drug prescriptions of 93 patients were analyzed from may 27th, 2019 to July 07th, 2019 using two software programs (Thériaque™ and DDI Predictor™) in oncology patients hospitalized in our comprehensive cancer center.

Results: Of the 88 patients included in the study, 544 drug interactions were identified, in 66 patients (75.0%, 95% CI: 64.6-83.6). For 20/88 patients (22.7% CI: 14.5-32.9) a non-recommended combination or a theoretical contraindication was reported. Etoposide was the anticancer molecule most involved in combinations that are contraindicated or not recommended. No combinations defined as not recommended or contraindicated were observed in any of the 49 patients treated with chemotherapy during their hospitalization. The most common toxicities were alertness and metabolic disorders, including hyperkalemia. The use of three or more drugs was a risk factor for drug interactions (83 vs. 23%, P<0.001).

Conclusion: Drug interactions remain a major concern in cancer hospitalized patients. It is important to continue and strengthen the collaboration between physicians and pharmacists in order to better prevent their occurrence.
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November 2020

[Before seasonal influenza, vaccination of cancer patients and healthcare givers].

Bull Cancer 2019 Feb 30;106(2):94-96. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Centre Oscar-Lambret, service de soins palliatifs, 3, rue Combemale, 59020 Lille cedex, France.

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February 2019

[Usefulness of social and educational approach in adolescents and young adults with cancer: The Lille team's experience].

Bull Cancer 2016 Dec 22;103(12):1011-1018. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Centre de lutte contre le cancer Oscar-Lambret, unité d'onco-pédiatrie, 3, rue Frédéric-Combemale, 59000 Lille, France.

Within the second "Cancer plan" 2009-2013, the French national institute of cancer (INCa) recommended the implementation of programs dedicated to adolescents and youngs adults (AYA) with cancer. In this context and in parallel to the specific medical care developed for AYA, the Oscar-Lambret center created a psycho-social-educational team including among others a social worker (SW) and a special educational teacher (SET), offering multidisciplinary qualifications and views. The social approach, realized as a pair by SW-SET, takes into account every aspect of each AYA (family, academic, career/professional, personal, cultural aspects…). We expose the first 2 years' experience of this special program for AYA through diagnosis to remission time. For this period, 164 AYA were seen by the social professionals, with a total of 602 consultations in the unit. The number of these consultations depended on the needs of AYA and their family. Nevertheless, only 10 AYA required no further intervention (6.1 %). The study highlights that the social interventions are most frequently about scolarity, work and disability recognition. These 2 years of experience of the SW-SET team offered a way to reflect upon our values and our culture, and on the role of the social worker in a medical setting. Each AYA has a personal story, which affects significantly the way to overcome the challenges that come with the disease. Our findings underscore the need for AYA with cancer to have access to personalized supportive care, encouraging them in pursing their personal goals and rewarding themselves.
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December 2016