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OBJECTIVES Elevated plasma fibrinogen levels are associated with tumor progression and poor outcomes in cancer patients. We investigated the prognostic value of pretreatment plasma fibrinogen levels in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS One hundred and thirteen patients with newly diagnosed HCC were retrospectively evaluated. We(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation-based prognostic scores including the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI) are associated with survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of these inflammation-based prognostic scores in(More)
BACKGROUND The C-reactive protein/albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio is associated with outcomes in septic patients. We investigated the prognostic value of the CRP/Alb ratio in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 186 newly diagnosed HCC patients and investigated the correlations among the pretreatment CRP/Alb ratio,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major health concern worldwide and the third cause of cancer-related death. Despite advances in treatment as well as careful surveillance programs, the mortality rates in most countries are very high. In contrast to other cancers, the prognosis and treatment of HCC depend on the tumor burden in addition to patient's(More)
Elevated Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been related to poor prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing surgical resection or receiving sorafenib. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of GPS in patients with various stages of the disease and with different liver functional status. One hundred and fifty(More)
AIM To make clear whether CD147 (EMMPRIN) expression in pathological tumor samples with a fine-needle aspiration biopsy is useful for pathological diagnosis of early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Twenty-two patients (15 men and 7 women; median age 68 years, range 56-81 years) underwent a liver tissue biopsy in order to make a diagnosis of HCC.(More)
OBJECTIVES C-reactive protein (CRP) is a practical prognostic marker in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated the prognostic value of adding the CRP level to other validated staging systems (Cancer Liver Italian Program, Japan Integrated Staging, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification system, Tokyo score and tumor node(More)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is known to be associated with poor prognosis in patients with various malignancies. We investigated the relationship between the pretreatment serum CRP level and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in various stages of the disease. A cohort of 133 patients with newly diagnosed HCC was prospectively evaluated.(More)
The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are associated with the survival in patients with various types of malignancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of the GPS and NLR in patients with biliary tract cancer (BTC) undergoing palliative chemotherapy or best supportive care (BSC). Fifty-two(More)
PURPOSE The pretreatment C-reactive protein (CRP) level is reported to be a prognostic indicator in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We investigated the prognostic implications of the changes in the CRP level after initial treatment in patients with HCC. We prospectively evaluated a cohort of 150 patients with newly diagnosed HCC. The(More)