Prognostic role of platelet to lymphocyte ratio in hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Zhao2017PrognosticRO,
  title={Prognostic role of platelet to lymphocyte ratio in hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Yongzhao Zhao and Guangyan Si and Fengshang Zhu and Jialiang Hui and Shangli Cai and Chenshen Huang and Sijin Cheng and Abdel Hamid Fathy and Yi Xiang and Jing Li},
  booktitle={Oncotarget},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Several studies were conducted to explore the prognostic significance of platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), however, contradictory results across most reports were documented. To this end, we present a systematic review that aims to summarize the prognostic significance of PLR in patients with HCC. RESULTS A total of 10 studies involving a total of 2,315 patients were identified. The Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale (NOS) of each… CONTINUE READING

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