The prognostic significance of the prognostic nutritional index in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Sun2014ThePS,
  title={The prognostic significance of the prognostic nutritional index in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Kaiyu Sun and Shuling Chen and Jianbo Xu and Guanghua Li and Yulong He},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={140},
  pages={1537-1549}
}
The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is a simple and effective parameter, initially created to evaluate preoperative nutritional conditions and surgical risk. It has been recently been found to be associated with short- and long-term outcomes of various malignancies. We performed a meta-analysis to determine the predictive significance of PNI in cancer, as a mean to assist in determining the optimal surgery timing and in improving the survival of cancer patients. Data were retrieved from… CONTINUE READING
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