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Table 5 Literature review of significant inflammatory prognostic factors for overall survival or disease-free survival on multivariate analysis

From: The pretreatment erythrocyte sedimentation rate predicts survival outcomes after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy for extremity soft tissue sarcoma

Study (Ref.) No. Site Treatment (No.) Prognostic factors
Nakamura [19] 102 All OP (100) or RT (2) ± CXT (15) CRP (≤0.3 vs. > 0.3 mg/dL)
Szkandera [20] 304 All OP (111) or OP + RT (193) ± CXT (39) CRP (< 0.69 vs. ≥0.69 mg/dL)
Choi [21] 162 Extremity OP (90) or OP + RT (72) ± CXT (43) ESR (≤10 vs. > 10 mm/h)
     CRP (≤0.2 vs. > 0.2 mg/dL)
Szkandera [22] 260 All OP (93) or OP + RT (167) ± CXT (35) NLR (< 3.58 vs. ≥3.58)
Idowu [23] 83 All OP (55) or OP + RT (28) ± CXT (6) NLR (< 5 vs. ≥5)
This study 99 Extremity OP + RT (58) ± CXT (41) ESR (≤15 vs. > 15 mm/h)
  1. Abbreviations: OP operation, RT radiotherapy, CXT chemotherapy, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, NLR neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio