Which is a more reliable indicator of survival after gastric cancer surgery: Postoperative complication occurrence or C-reactive protein elevation?

@article{Saito2015WhichIA,
  title={Which is a more reliable indicator of survival after gastric cancer surgery: Postoperative complication occurrence or C-reactive protein elevation?},
  author={Takuro Saito and Yukinori Kurokawa and Yasuhiro Miyazaki and Tomoki Makino and Tsuyoshi Takahashi and Makoto Yamasaki and Kiyokazu Nakajima and Shuji Takiguchi and Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 8},
  pages={
          894-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The impact of postoperative complications on long-term outcome has been reported in several types of malignancies. However, it is unclear why postoperative complications affect long-term outcome. The aim of this study is evaluating whether postoperative complication occurrence or C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation better reflects long-term outcome in gastric cancer patients. METHODS This study included 305 patients who underwent curative surgery for pT2-T4b gastric… CONTINUE READING

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