The prognostic significance of aspartate aminotransferase to neutrophils ratio in HCC patients treated with TACE
ZOU Wei jie;CHEN Li;HUANG Xueqing;WANG Li zhou;JIANG Tian peng;SONG Jie;ZHOU Shi;Department of Interventional Radiology,Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University;
Objective To discuss the prognostic value of aspartate aminotransferase(AST) to neutrophils ratio index(ANRI) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) after receiving transarterial chemoembolization(TACE). Methods The clinical data of 107 HCC patients, who were admitted to authors' hospital to receive treatment during the period from January 2008 to June 2011, were retrospectively analyzed. TACE was successfully performed in all patients. Based on the 5-year overall survival rate, ROC curve was drawn and the cutoff value was determined. Preoperative ANRI, AST-lymphocytes ratio index(ALRI), AST-platelet count ratio index(APRI), neutrophil-lymphocytes ratio index(NLR), platelet count-lymphocytes ratio index(PLR) and other clinical pathological parameters were calculated. Univariate analysis, multivariate Logisitc regression analysis and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis were used to assess the value of the above indexes in prejudging the disease-free survival(DFS) and overall survival(OS). Results ANRI bore a close relationship to the presence of HBs Ag, AST, presence of cirrhosis, tumor size, portal vein tumor thrombus(PVTT) and recurrence of tumor(P 0.05). Univariate analysis showed that ANRI, ALRI, APRI, NLR and PLR were significantly correlated with DFS and OS in HCC patients after receiving TACE(P0.05). Logisitc regression analysis revealed that ANRI was independent factor influencing DFS and OS(P0.05). Kaplan-Meier survival analysis indicated that the prognosis after TACE was poor in patients whose preoperative ANRI 7.8.Conclusion Preoperative ANRI level is an independent and effective predictor for judging the prognosis ofHCC patients. A high preoperative ANRI level usually suggests a poor prognosis after TACE.
【CateGory Index】： R735.7