The prognostic value of C-reactive protein in renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hu2014ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of C-reactive protein in renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Qingfeng Hu and Yuancheng Gou and Chuanyu Sun and Weihong Ding and Ke Xu and Bin Gu and Guowei Xia and Qiang Ding},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={50.e1-8}
}
OBJECTIVES C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported to be associated with poorer prognosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC); however, conflicting results exist. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the prognostic value, and a meta-analysis was done if the extracted data could be merged. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Search library for published studies that analyzed the effect of CRP in RCC. All included cases were categorized… CONTINUE READING

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