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2022 ◽  
Vol 68 (01/2022) ◽  
Guihong Rong ◽  
Shanshan Liu ◽  
Chunfeng Xi ◽  
Caimei Wang ◽  
Jinhuan Deng ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-8
Jing Jia ◽  
MinZhe Li ◽  
Wenhao Teng ◽  
Lin Wang ◽  
Weidong Zang ◽  

Background. Preoperative serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen (pCEA) is generally recognized as a prognostic factor for colorectal cancer (CRC), but the stage-specific role of pCEA in colorectal cancer remains unclear. Objective. We investigated the prognostic significance of pCEA levels in different tumor stages of nonmetastatic CRC patients. Methods. Six hundred and fifteen CRC patients at stage I–III were retrospectively analyzed. All of them received curative tumor resection. The X-tile program was used to generate stage-specific cutoff values of pCEA for all patients and two subpopulations (lymph node-positive or -negative). The prognostic significance of pCEA was assessed using Kaplan–Meier analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis. A nomogram model that combined pCEA score and clinical feature indexes was established and evaluated. Results. Two cutoff values were identified in the study population. At a cutoff value of 4.9 ng/mL, a significantly higher 5-year overall survival (OS) rate (82.16%) was observed in the pCEA-low group (<4.9 ng/mL) compared with 65.52% in the pCEA-high group (≥4.9 ng/mL). Furthermore, at the second cutoff value of 27.2 ng/mL, 5-year OS was found to be only 40.9%. Stratification analysis revealed that preoperative serum level of pCEA was an independent prognostic factor (OR = 1.991, P < 0.01 ) in the subpopulation of lymph node metastasis (stage III) patients, and the relative survival rates in the pCEA-low (≤4.9 ng/mL), pCEA-medium (4.9–27.2 ng/mL), and pCEA-high (≥27.2 ng/mL) groups were 73.4%, 60.5%, and 24.8%, respectively ( P < 0.05 ). However, no such effect was observed in the lymph node nonmetastasis (stage I and II) subgroup. The established nomogram showed acceptable predictive power of the 5-year OS rate (C-index: 0.612) in lymph node-positive CRC patients, with an area under the curve value of 0.772, as assessed by ROC curve analysis. Conclusions. Pretreatment serum CEA levels had different prognostic significance based on the lymph node metastasis status. Among stage III CRC patients, pCEA was an independent prognostic factor. Five-year OS rates could be predicted according to the individual pCEA level at the different cutoff values.

2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (22) ◽  
pp. 5447
Ting-Yu Shih ◽  
Yun-Che Wu ◽  
Sheng-Chieh Tseng ◽  
Kun-Hui Chen ◽  
Chien-Chou Pan ◽  

Spinal fusion surgery for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a clinical challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether postoperative radiological outcomes are related to preoperative serum calcium, phosphate, or intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels in patients with ESRD who underwent spinal interbody fusion surgery. This study included 62-consecutive patients with ESRD who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) surgery for symptomatic spinal disorder. The most recent preoperative serum calcium, phosphate, and iPTH levels were recorded, and the postoperative radiographic outcomes were assessed. A significant correlation was found between the occurrence of cage subsidence and higher blood phosphate, calcium–phosphate product (Ca × P), and iPTH levels in the TLIF group. The occurrence of pedicle screw loosening was related to higher blood phosphate and Ca × P product in the TLIF group. However, no correlation was found between the fusion grades and the serum levels in either the TLIF or ACDF groups. These results indicated that higher preoperative serum phosphate and Ca × P product are risk factors for both cage subsidence and screw loosening in patients with ESRD who underwent TLIF surgery. Higher iPTH levels are also a possible risk factor for cage subsidence.

2021 ◽  
Guiping Zhang ◽  
Wei Ren

Abstract Introduction The aim of the study is to investigate the risk factors for developing lymph node metastases (LNM) in cases diagnosed as a presumed early-stage ovarian carcinoma (OC). Methodology Information of patients who had been diagnosed as OC in 2018 was obtained from the SEER database. We enrolled 104 OC patients in General Hospital of Northern Theatre Command for external validation. A logistic regression was conducted to determine the independent predictors for LNM, which were used for establishing a nomogram. In order to evaluate the reliability of nomogram, we applied a receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis, calibration curves and plotted decision curves. Results We found that age(≥70, OR=0.544, p=0.022), histology type (Mucinous carcinoma, OR=0.390, p=0.001; Endometrioid carcinoma, OR=7.946, p=0.053; Others, OR=2.400, p=0.040), histology grade (Grade II, OR=2.423, p=0.028; Grade III, OR=1.982, p=0.152; Grade IV, OR=1.594, p=0.063) and preoperative serum CA125 level (positive, OR=2.236, p=0.001) were all significant predictors of LNM. The AUC of the model training cohort, internal validation cohort, and external validation cohort were 0.78, 0.79 and 0.76 respectively. The calibration curves showed that the predicted outcome fitted well to the observed outcome in the training cohort (p=0.825) internal validation cohort (p=0.503), and external validation cohort (p=0.108). The decision curves showed the nomogram had more benefits than the All or None scheme if the threshold probability is >50% and <100% in training cohort and internal validation cohort, >30% and <90% in the external validation cohort. Conclusion The multivariate logistic regression showed that age, histology type, histology grade and preoperative serum CA125 level were all significant predictors of LNM. The nomogram established using the above variables had great performance for clinical applying.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
Hosu Kim ◽  
Jaehoon Jung ◽  
Young-Seok Cho ◽  
Joon Young Choi ◽  
Hyunju Park ◽  

AbstractSerum thyrotropin (TSH) level after thyroid surgery affects the prognosis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, the effects of preoperative serum TSH levels on the prognosis of DTC remain contradictory. In this study, to better understand the relationship between preoperative TSH levels and the prognosis of DTC, we performed pattern analysis of prognostic factors of DTC according to preoperative serum TSH levels. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients who were diagnosed and treated for DTC at the Samsung Medical Center, between 1994 and 2016. We reviewed preoperative serum TSH levels and performed a pattern analysis with prognostic risk factors for DTC. For pattern analysis, TSH was divided into 10 groups of equal fractions (TSH decile). We found a linear association between preoperative TSH levels and extra-thyroidal extension and lymph node metastasis. However, primary tumor size and initial distant metastasis showed a bimodal peak, which was similar to the pattern of overall and disease-specific death. We found that preoperative TSH range which showed the lowest mortality rate was about 0.8 to 1.59 mIU/L, which are slightly lower normal TSH levels. Although there was no linear trend, the primary tumor size, initial distant metastasis, and mortality of DTC were closely related with preoperative TSH decile and they showed a bimodal pattern. The results obtained in this study provide additional information for understanding the association between preoperative TSH levels and DTC prognosis.

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