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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline

From: Neurological outcome after emergency radiotherapy in MSCC of patients with non-small cell lung cancer - a prospective trial

   n %
Age (years)    
  Mean (SD) 58 (11)  
Gender    
  Male 9 90
  Female 1 10
KPS (median, range) 55 (50–70)  
Histology Adenocarcinoma 9 90
  Squamous cell carcinoma 1 10
Localization metastases   
  Thoracic 7 70
  Lumbar 3 30
Number metastases   
  Mean (range) 2 (1–5)  
  Solitary 3 30
  Multiple 7 70
Type of metastases   
  Mixed 1 10
  Osteolytic 9 90
Distant metastases at baseline   
  Visceral 5 50
  Brain 3 30
  Lung 4 40
Ambulatory status prior to RT   
  Not ambulatory 9 90
  Ambulatory before RT 1 10
Immunotherapy 2 20
Chemotherapy 7 70
Pathological fracture at baseline 0 0
Radiotherapy schedule (Gy)   
Single dose (median, range) 3 (2.5-3)  
Cumulative dose (median, range) 30 (30–35)  
  1. SD Standard deviation, RT Radiotherapy.