Prognostic nutritional Index: A tool to predict the biological aggressiveness of gastric carcinoma

@article{Nozoe2009PrognosticNI,
  title={Prognostic nutritional Index: A tool to predict the biological aggressiveness of gastric carcinoma},
  author={Tadahiro Nozoe and Mizuki Ninomiya and Takashi Maeda and Akito Matsukuma and Hideaki Nakashima and Takahiro Ezaki},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={40},
  pages={440-443}
}
The prognostic nutritional index (PNI), which is calculated based on the serum albumin concentration and the peripheral blood lymphocyte count, has been used to assess the immunological and nutritional condition of patients with digestive diseases. However, its value as an indicator of aggressiveness in gastric carcinoma has not been fully investigated. Two hundred and forty-eight cases of gastric carcinoma were studied with regard to the relationship between the preoperative PNI value and the… CONTINUE READING