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SHR Neuro Krebs Kardio Lipid

Stotz, M; Barth, DA; Riedl, JM; Asamer, E; Klocker, EV; Kornprat, P; Hutterer, GC; Prinz, F; Lackner, K; Stöger, H; Gerger, A; Pichler, M.
The Lipase/Amylase Ratio (LAR) in Peripheral Blood Might Represent a Novel Prognostic Marker in Patients with Surgically Resectable Pancreatic Cancer.
Cancers (Basel). 2020; 12(7):
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Barth Dominik
Gerger Armin
Hutterer Georg C.
Klocker Eva Valentina
Kornprat Peter
Lackner Karoline
Pichler Martin
Prinz Felix
Riedl Jakob
Stoeger Herbert
Stotz Michael
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Pancreatic enzymes might play a pivotal role in the pathophysiology and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the lipase/amylase ratio (LAR), representing a marker previously used in the differentiation of pancreatitis, as a potential prognostic marker in pancreatic cancer. Data from 157 surgically treated patients with ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma and 351 patients with metastatic disease were evaluated retrospectively. Cancer-specific survival (CSS) was considered the endpoint of the study. After applying Kaplan-Meier curve analysis, uni- and multivariate Cox regression models were calculated to evaluate the prognostic relevance of LAR. An elevated LAR at diagnosis of localized pancreatic cancer was significantly associated with higher CA19-9 levels (p < 0.05). In univariate analysis, we observed an increased LAR as a significant factor for lower CSS in localized pancreatic cancer patients (HR = 1.63; 95% CI = 1.12-2.36; p = 0.01), but not in metastatic patients (HR = 1.12; 95% CI = 0.87-1.43; p = 0.363). In multivariate analysis, including age, gender, tumor stage, Karnofsky Performance Status, tumor grade, administration of chemotherapy and the LAR, an increased LAR was confirmed to represent an independent prognostic factor regarding CSS (HR = 1.81; 95% CI = 1.17-2.77; p = 0.007) in localized pancreatic cancer patients. In conclusion, our study identified the LAR as an independent prognostic factor in surgically treated pancreatic cancer patients.

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