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Table 1 Patients general characteristics and indication for sedation

From: Midazolam sedation in palliative medicine: retrospective study in a French center for cancer control

Characteristics (N = 54)n%
Age (years)
 Median (range)56.9(25.6–85.7)
 Mean (standard deviation)56.9(13.1)
Gender
 Female3157.4%
 Male2342.6%
Medical supervision unit
 Palliative care1731.5%
 Uro-digestive1222.2%
 Breast1018.5%
 General Oncology814.8%
 Upper aerodigestive tract59.3%
 Gynecology23.7%
Primitive Tumor
 Breast1120.4%
 Upper aerodigestive tract1018.5%
 Lung611.1%
 Colon-rectum47.4%
 Œsophagus47.4%
 Soft tissue sarcoma47.4%
 Cervix23.7%
 Prostate23.7%
 Bladder23.7%
 Anal canal11.9%
 Lymphoma11.9%
 Bone11.9%
 Ovary11.9%
 Skin11.9%
 Kidney11.9%
 Biliary11.9%
 Unknown23.7%
Indication for sedation
 Immediate risk of death2546.3%
Respiratory distress1833.3%
Hemorrhage59.3%
Hemodynamic shock23.7%
 Refractory symptoms a2648.1%
Respiratory disorders1018.5%
Agitation and confusion916.7%
Anxiety47.4%
Pain23.7%
Bleeding11.9%
Asthenia11.9%
Status epilepticus11.9%
Existential suffering35.6%
  1. a Some patients had several symptoms