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Table 2 Overview of unplanned hospitalizations (n = 310)

From: Unplanned hospitalizations in patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer treated with (chemo)radiotherapy with and without prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

UH No. of patients (%) All UHs, no. of events (%)
UH1 UH2
Any UH 141 (45) 64 (21) 205 events in 169 patients
Reason for UH
 Comorbidity-related 34 (11) 16 (5) 50 (24)
  Alcoholism 4 (12) 0 (0) 4 (8)
  Cardiopulmonary 9 (27) 3 (19) 12 (24)
  Gastrointestinal 4 (12) 0 (0) 4 (8)
  Infection 12 (35) 5 (31) 17 (34)
  Other 5 (14) 8 (50) 13 (26)
 Related to tumor or relapse 19 (6) 14 (4) 33 (16)
 Treatment-related (TRUH) 88 (28) 34 (11) 122 (60)
  Due to PEG 11 (13) 1 (2) 12 (10)
  Due to surgery 3 (3) 1 (3) 4 (3)
  Due to neoadjuvant CX 4 (4) 2 (6) 6 (5)
  Due to radio-CX 70 (80) 29 (85) 99 (81)
  1. CX chemotherapy, TRUH treatment-related unplanned hospitalization, UH unplanned hospitalization, UH1 first UH event, UH second UH event