The significance of preoperative serum sodium and hemoglobin in outcomes of upper tract urothelial carcinoma: Multi-center analysis between china and the united states

Dong Fang, Nirmish Singla, Zhengqing Bao, Syed M. Jafri, Xiaohong Su, Zhenpeng Cao, Gengyan Xiong, Lei Zhang, Solomon Woldu, Ryan Hutchinson, Arthur Sagalowsky, Yair Lotan, Xuesong Li, Jay D. Raman, Vitaly Margulis, Liqun Zhou

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Abstract

Purpose: To analyze the effect of preoperative serum sodium and hemoglobin on oncologic outcomes in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) based on a multi-center cohort from China and the United States (U.S.). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 775 patients with UTUC treated surgically at tertiary care medical facilities in China or the US from 1998 to 2015. We analyzed associations of preoperative serum sodium and hemoglobin with clinicopathological characteristics, overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS) and intravesical recurrence free survival (IVRFS). Results: The US patients had comparatively lower serum sodium and similar hemoglobin at baseline. Preoperative low serum sodium value was associated with tumor multifocality, lymph node metastasis (LNM) and lymphovascular invasion (LVI); preoperative anemia was associated with advanced age, tumor multifocality, high tumor grade and LVI. Preoperative low serum sodium was an independent predictor of worse OS in the entire cohort; preoperative anemia was an independent predictor of worse OS and CSS in the US cohort alone, Chinese cohort alone and the combined cohort. We developed a predictive nomogram for OS which exhibited better prognostic value when it included the values of sodium and anemia, and successfully validated it in different cohorts. Conclusion: Preoperative low serum sodium and anemia could be informative in predicting worse pathologic and survival outcomes in different UTUC patient ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9825-9836
Number of pages12
JournalCancer Management and Research
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • China
  • Serum sodium
  • Survival
  • The United States
  • Upper tract urothelial carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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