Usefulness of red cell distribution width to predict mortality in patients undergoing endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
Int Angiol. 2021 Sep 13. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.21.04725-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) reflecting impaired erythropoyesis, has been associated with poor prognosis and mortality in several conditions. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between RDW and the 5-year survival after the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) and its ability to improve the discriminative power of a survival predictive score.METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 284 patients undergoing EVAR at a single centre. The pattern of relationship between RDW and survival was assessed with penalized smoothing splines. Categorized RDW values were added to a predictive score based in standard preoperative variables, whose improvement in discriminative power was calculated on the basis of changes in the C-statistics and the continuous Net Reclassification Index (c-NRI).RESULTS: The survival rate at 5 years was 66.2% and was independently associated with hemoglobin (HR=0.85,p
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