Background: Red blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variation of erythrocyte volume and has recently been advocated as a prognostic tool in neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. We studied the prognostic role of preoperative red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in resected pN1 lung adenocarcinoma patients. Methods: Sixty-seven consecutive pN1 lung adenocarcinoma patients operated in the last two years were retrospectively evaluated in the present study. Age, sex, smoking status, type of surgical resection, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments, pathological stage, T and N status, tumor size, preoperative hemoglobin (Hb) and RDW, preoperative neutrophils, lymphocytes, and their ratio were collected for each patient. Outpatient follow-up was performed and date of relapse was recorded. Results: There were 24 females (35.8%). Twenty-eight patients (41.8%) belonged to stage 3A and thirty-nine patients (58.2%) to stage 2B. Mean preoperative RDW % was 14.1 (IQR: 12.9–14.8). Univariate analysis disclosed preoperative RDW as strictly related to disease-free survival (p = 0.02), which was confirmed in the exploratory multivariable analysis (p = 0.003). Conclusions: Pre-operative RDW is an effective prognostic factor of disease-free survival in resected pN1 lung adenocarcinoma; it could therefore be considered as a further tool for planning postoperative adjuvant treatments and setting up an adequate follow-up program.
Prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width in resected pN1 lung adenocarcinoma / F. Petrella, M. Casiraghi, D. Radice, E. Prisciandaro, S. Rizzo, L. Spaggiari. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - 12:12(2020 Dec 08), pp. 3677.1-3677.12.
|Titolo:||Prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width in resected pN1 lung adenocarcinoma|
PETRELLA, FRANCESCO (Primo) (Corresponding)
SPAGGIARI, LORENZO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||red blood cell distribution width (RDW); lung adenocarcinoma; disease-free interval|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||8-dic-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers12123677|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|