Czynniki prognostyczne u chorych z przerzutami do mozgu niedrobnokomorkowego raka pluca


Author(s): Ewa Jakubowicz, Anna Patla, Elzbieta Pluta, Joanna Bockenheimer-Ruszkowska, Jerzy WÅ?adysÅ?aw MituÅ?4 (DF), Marian Reinfuss2 (AE)

Lung carcinoma is the most common cause of brain metastases (40–60%). Patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma present with brain involvement at the time of the diagnosis in several to a dozen per cent of cases. In the course of the disease, however, brain metastases are found in 16–50% of patients. Based on literature data, the authors present prognostic factors in patients with brain metastases in non-small cell lung carcinoma. The most important factors include: performance status, presence of extracranial metastases, primary disease control, number of metastatic foci in the brain, patient’s age and sex as well as interval between the primary diagnosis and the occurrence of brain metastases. It has been demonstrated that the lung-specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (LSGPA) is probably the best prognostic index.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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