Our retrospective study of 26 consecutive patients at a single institution over a 12-year period helped us study both risk and prognostic factors
related to patient survival.
Effects of prognostic factors
and treatment on survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
3 as prognostic factors
in breast cancer: univariate and multivariate analysis.
5% mortality rate, 2) the independent prognostic factors
of in-ICU death were the need for vasopressors and the APCAHE II score, 3) the length of stay in the ICU, a CCI >2 and the need for vasopressors were independent predictors of death after ICU discharge.
were evaluated by using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis to estimate adjusted rate ratios while adjusting for other potential determinants of death.
With respect to bone metastasis, previous studies have shown mixed results, with bone metastasis identified as a significant prognostic factor
in some but not all analyses;[sup.
Despite this limitation, grade remains a very strong prognostic factor
and provides data comparable to molecular signatures.
Historically, the level of invasion was correlated with survival but, on multivariate analyses, this prognostic factor
loses its validity.
Patients who survived were significantly younger than those who did not survive, significantly more likely to have estrogen receptor-positive tumors, and significantly more likely to have bone rather than visceral metastases or oligometastatic disease--all of which are good prognostic factors
The presence of metastasis was another significant prognostic factor
only in log normal analysis.
In our case of such aberration, the period for achieving remission was not shortened, probably because of the high WBC count being a poor prognostic factor
In two studies, a primary colon tumour was shown to be a negative prognostic factor
compared to a primary rectal cancer [1,20].