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Table 3 The correlation between the postoperative systemic inflammatory response and the clinicopathological factors

From: The prognostic significance of a postoperative systemic inflammatory response in patients with colorectal cancer

  Postoperative NLR Postoperative GPS
  <3 ≥3 p value 0 1,2 p value
Age (years)       
 <70 120 19   102 28  
 ≥70 63 15 0.331 57 18 0.729
Gender       
 Male 97 24   84 27  
 Female 86 10 0.063 75 19 0.506
Location       
 Colon 93 19   86 22  
 Rectum 90 15 0.709 73 24 0.504
Tumor depth       
 T1-3 133 22   112 33  
 T4 49 12 0.406 47 13 1.000
Histological type       
 Well, moderately 170 31   147 43  
 Poorly, mucinous 12 3 0.711 12 2 0.739
Lymphatic involvement       
 Negative 39 5   35 3  
 Positive 124 27 0.363 112 37 0.026
Venous involvement       
 Negative 123 24   109 35  
 Positive 46 9 1.000 41 8 0.321
Number of lymph node metastases       
 0 75 8   60 7  
 1–3 71 19   64 30  
 ≥4 37 7 0.116 35 9 0.005
Preoperative CEA (>5 ng/ml)       
 Negative 129 25   116 29  
 Positive 38 6 0.816 35 8 1.000
Preoperative CA19-9 (>37 U/ml)       
 Negative 158 28   145 33  
 Positive 5 2 0.298 3 4 0.031
Adjuvant chemotherapy       
 No 40 4   35 8  
 Yes 143 30 0.246 124 28 0.545
Length of operation (min)       
 Median (range) 199 (79–430) 230 (84–687) 0.010 203 (79–687) 206 (110–372) 0.681
Blood loss (ml)       
 Median (range) 80 (5–1785) 220 (10–2700) <0.001 80 (5–2700) 90 (10–1880) 0.495
Postoperative infectious complication       
 No 137 25   121 34  
 Yes 46 9 0.833 38 12 0.846
Preoperative NLR       
 <2.5 70 12     
 ≥2.5 45 8 1.000    
Preoperative GPS       
 0     131 21  
 1,2     24 20 <0.001
  1. NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, GPS Glasgow prognostic score, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, CA19-9 carbohydrate antigen 19-9