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The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) on the postoperative complication and long-term outcomes in patients with resectable gastric cancer (GC). A total of 377 patients who underwent curative resection for GC were enrolled. In logistic analysis, PLR (p = 0.09)(More)
AIMS We conducted a retrospective case-control study to compare the prognostic differences of lymph node-positive gastric cancer patients between dissected lymph nodes (DLNs) <15 group and DLNs > or =15 group. METHODS A retrospective study of 323 lymph node-positive gastric patients who underwent potentially curative resection for gastric cancer was(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to provide valuable prognostic information on lymph node-negative gastric cancer patients following curative resection. METHODS Data from 112 lymph node-negative gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection were reviewed to identify the independent factors of overall survival and recurrence. (More)
AIM To investigate the impact of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) on the postoperative complications and long-term outcomes in gastric cancer patients undergoing total gastrectomy. METHODS The data for 386 patients with gastric cancer were extracted and analyzed between January 2003 and December 2008 in our center. The patients were divided into two(More)
Metastatic lymph node count (MLNC) is the most intensively prognostic indicator of gastric cancer. How to efficiently evaluate the best classification of MLNC is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall survival (OS) prediction of new UICC N stage in gastric cancer after curative surgery. Data from 456 patients who underwent curative(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the negative lymph node (NLN) count on the prognostic prediction of the ratio between positive and examined lymph nodes (RML) in gastric cancer after curative resection. The positive and negative node counts were determined for 456 patients who underwent curative resection for gastric cancer. Overall(More)
AIM To elucidate the potential impact of intraoperative blood loss (IBL) on long-term survival of gastric cancer patients after curative surgery. METHODS A total of 845 stage I-III gastric cancer patients who underwent curative gastrectomy between January 2003 and December 2007 in our center were enrolled in this study. Patients were divided into 3 groups(More)
AIM To investigate the correlation between gastric cancer growth and signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) expression. METHODS We assessed the expressions of STAT3, phosphor-STAT3 (pSTAT3), suppressor of cytokine signaling-1 (SOCS-1), survivin and Bcl-2 in gastric cancer patients after gastrectomy by immunohistochemical method. In(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the recurrence patterns of gastric cancer and determine the predictive information of recurrence patterns of gastric cancer following a curative resection. This study retrospectively analyzed the data of 308 gastric cancer patients who underwent a curative resection, to identify the factors associated with the(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that the seventh edition of the tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification for gastric cancer (GC) should be updated with the number of negative lymph nodes for the improvement of its prognostic prediction accuracy. METHODS Clinicopathological data of 769 GC patients who underwent curative gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy between(More)