Predictive Potential of Preoperative Nutritional Status in Long-Term Outcome Projections for Patients with Gastric Cancer

  title={Predictive Potential of Preoperative Nutritional Status in Long-Term Outcome Projections for Patients with Gastric Cancer},
  author={PhD Katsunobu Sakurai and PhD Masaichi Ohira and Tatsuro Tamura and PhD Takahiro Toyokawa and PhD Ryosuke Amano and PhD Naoshi Kubo and PhD Hiroaki Tanaka and PhD Kazuya Muguruma and PhD Masakazu Yashiro and PhD Kiyoshi Maeda and PhD Kosei Hirakawa},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Preoperative nutritional status not only correlates with the incidence of postoperative complications but also may be indicative of long-term outcomes for patients with cancer. The impact of preoperative nutritional status on outcomes for patients undergoing gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC) was investigated. The study reviewed 594 patients treated for GC by gastrectomy at the authors’ hospital between January, 2004 and December, 2010. Onodera’s prognostic nutritional index (PNI) was invoked… CONTINUE READING
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