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D-dimer increase: an unfavorable factor for patients with primary liver cancer treated with TACE.

Chen, Xujiao; Chang, Zhihui; Liu, Zhaoyu.
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol; 83(4): 797-802, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30758650

PURPOSE:

To explore the clinical significance of plasma D-dimer increase for transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with primary liver cancer (PLC).

METHODS:

The clinical data of 80 PLC patients who underwent TACE in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2017 were collected, including the plasma D-dimer level 1 week before TACE (D0), D-dimer level 1 month after TACE (D1) and D-dimer level when the disease begins to progress (D2). 1 Month after TACE, these patients were divided into two groups according to the mRecist criteria: disease-controlled group (CR + PR + SD) and disease-progressing group (PD). In all subjects, progression-free survival (PFS) was recorded. D0 and D1 were compared between the two groups by the rank sum test; and the relation between D-dimer level and PFS was assessed by the Kaplan-Meier test and Breslow test.

RESULTS:

In the disease-controlled group, there was no significant difference between D0 and D1 (P > 0.05); in the disease-progressing group, D1 was significantly higher than D0 (P < 0.05) and the D1 is higher than that in disease-controlled group. In the patients with a negative D1 or D2, PFS was longer than those with a positive level (both P < 0.05), but such difference was not statistically significant in D0 (P > 0.05). In the patients with a D-dimer level increase after TACE (group 3), PFS was shorter than that in those with a D-dimer level decrease after TACE (Group 1) and that in those with a relatively stable D-dimer level before and after TACE (Group 2) (P < 0.05); survival in Group 1 was slightly but not significantly longer than that in Group 2 (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The change in plasma D-dimer level can be used as a biological index to assess the efficacy of TACE and prognosis for PLC patients, and thus, a positive D-dimer level or D-dimer increase after TACE is an unfavorable factor.
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