Association of Preoperative Plasma D-dimmer and Fibrinogen and Renal Cell Carcinoma Outcome

Background: the plasma D-dimer and fibrinogen which are indicators of coagulation-fibrinolysis system has been reported to be associated with survival in several types of cancers, including RCC. The aim of our study was to assess the prognostic significance of preoperative plasma D-dimer and fibrinogen levels in RCC patients.Methods: Data from 449 patients with RCC were assessed retrospectively. Cutoff value for plasma D-dimer and fibrinogen were tested by the standardized cutoff-finder algorithm. Overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and Multivariate Cox regression models were further applied for two end points.Results: Multivariate analysis identified increased plasma D-dimer and fibrinogen as independent prognostic factors for OS (D-dimer, P=0.017; Fibrinogen, P=0.049) and DFS (D-dimer, P=0.038; Fibrinogen, P
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

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