Background. The Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) is an inflammation-based score based on albuminemia and Creactive protein concentration proved to be associated with cancer-specific survival in several neoplasms. The present study explored the immediate postoperative value of the GPS for patients undergoing pneumonectomy for lung cancer. Methods. The value of the GPS preoperatively was studied in 250 patients undergoing pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We analyzed overall postoperative complications, pulmonary and cardiac complications, 30-day postoperative death, reoperation for early complications, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and total length of hospital stay. Results. Patients with a GPS of 0 and 1 had a mean ICU length of stay of 0.8 days, whereas patients with a GPS of 2 had a mean ICU stay of 5.0 days (p = 0.004). The postoperative mortality rate in patients with a GPS of 2 was much higher than in patients with a GPS of 1 and 2, although it was not statistically significant (p = 0.083). Conclusions. A preoperative GPS of 2 effectively predicts a prolonged ICU stay in patients who undergo pneumonectomy for cancer. The score may be proposed as an easy-to-determine, economical, and fast preoperative tool to plan and optimize ICU admissions after elective pneumonectomy.
Glasgow Prognostic Score Class 2 Predicts Prolonged Intensive Care Unit Stay in Patients Undergoing Pneumonectomy / F. Petrella, D. Radice, M. Casiraghi, R. Gasparri, A. Borri, J. Guarize, D. Galetta, M. Venturino, L. Spaggiari. - In: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY. - ISSN 0003-4975. - 106:2(2016), pp. 1898-1904.
|Titolo:||Glasgow Prognostic Score Class 2 Predicts Prolonged Intensive Care Unit Stay in Patients Undergoing Pneumonectomy|
PETRELLA, FRANCESCO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||cell lung-cancer; systemic inflammatory response; C-reactive protein; respiratory complications; MGPS predicts; survival; resection; risk; morbidity; chemotherapy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.111|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|