Prognostic power of Doppler perfusion index in colorectal cancer. Correlation with survival.

@article{Leen1996PrognosticPO,
  title={Prognostic power of Doppler perfusion index in colorectal cancer. Correlation with survival.},
  author={E. Leen and Wilson Angerson and Timothy G. Cooke and C S Mcardle},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={223 2},
  pages={199-203}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors assessed the relative value of Dukes' staging and Doppler perfusion index (DPI) as prognostic indices of early death in patients with colorectal cancer who have had apparently curative surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Dukes' classification is recognized as the gold standard against which other prognostic factors should be compared; however, its discriminatory power is limited. No established method exists for accurately identifying patients who, despite having undergone… CONTINUE READING