Influence of Prognostic Factors on Overall Survival in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Sotirova, Tatjana and Stojanovic, Aleksandar and Genadieva Stavric, Sonja and Krstevska, Svetlana and Spasovski, Dejan and Balkanov, Trajan (2014) Influence of Prognostic Factors on Overall Survival in Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Mater Sociomed, 26 (5). pp. 292-296. ISSN 1512-7689

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Accurate prediction of a patient’s prognosis is useful to define the risk posed by the disease. Age, gender, peripheral blood cytopenia, proportion of bone marrow (BM) blasts, performance status, comorbidities, transfusion dependence, specific karyotype abnormalities and molecular biomarkers can refine the prediction of prognosis in MDS. The aim was to assess the influence of the some prognostic factors like age, gender, cytopenia, BM blast percentage, transfusion dependence, ferritin, hemoglobin (Hb), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), albumin and specific karyotype abnormalities in myelodysplastic syndromes on overall survival (OS). We retrospectively analyzed the cohort
of 108 patients diagnosed between 1.1.2011 and 31.12.2013 at the University Clinic of Hematology, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia. They were evaluated for clinical and hematologic features at diagnosis and at leukemic transformation. In the study group 62 were man and 46 women. Male to female ratio was 1.35 to 1. The differences in OS between men and women were significant (p = .03015). The mean age at diagnosis was 66,6 years. According to the age OS was 16,4 months. FAB subtypes influenced OS significantly (p = .03015). OS uinversely correlated with BM blast percentage (p= .02327). Cytopenia had no impact on OS (p=.33755). Hb as a whole and groups with different levels of Hb had no influence on OS (p= .12142) and (p= .07535), respectively. The group with ferritin <500 µg/L had better OS (p=.04720). Transfusion dependence, LDH and albumin had no impact on OS. Leukemic transformation was noticed in 10 (9,3%) patients. Mortality was 36,1%. Conclusion: gender, FAB subtypes, BM blast percentage and the serum levels of ferritin had an influence on OS, while age, hemoglobin level, transfusion dependence, LDH and albumin had no impact on OS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: myelodysplastic syndromes, prognostic factors, overall survival
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Trajan Balkanov
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 10:02

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