Prognostic nutritional index predicts postoperative complications and long-term outcomes of gastric cancer.

@article{Jiang2014PrognosticNI,
  title={Prognostic nutritional index predicts postoperative complications and long-term outcomes of gastric cancer.},
  author={Nan Jiang and Jingyu Deng and Xue-wei Ding and Bin Ke and Ning Liu and Ru-peng Zhang and Han Liang},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 30},
  pages={10537-44}
}
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 groups according to the cutoff value of the PNI: those with a PNI ≥ 46 and those with a PNI < 46. Clinicopathological features were compared… CONTINUE READING
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