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Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 121060, 8 pages -

Research Article

Department of Interventional Radiology, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui 230001, China

Department of Interventional Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, 99 West Huaihai Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221002, China

Department of Radiology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221002, China

Received 24 September 2014; Accepted 4 December 2014

Academic Editor: Zeynel Mungan

Copyright © 2015 De-lei Cheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. To investigate the serum level of CA-125 and its corresponding clinical significance in Chinese patients with primary BCS. Methods. Serum CA-125 was measured in 243 patients with primary BCS receiving interventional treatment in the participating hospitals and in 120 healthy volunteers. The correlation between serum CA-125 levels and ascites volume, liver function, and prognosis was analyzed. Results. Serum CA-125 was significantly elevated in BCS patients compared to healthy volunteers . Higher levels of CA-125 were found in BCS patients with abnormal hepatic function and low serum albumin levels and in patients with high volume of ascites compared to patients without these abnormalities. Serum CA-125 levels significantly correlated with ascites volume, serum level of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, albumin, and Rotterdam BCS scores. The follow-up study indicated that the survival rate and asymptomatic survival rate after interventional treatment were lower in BCS patients with serum CA-125 > 175 U-mL . Conclusion. Serum CA-125 was significantly higher in patients with primary BCS and had a positive correlation with the volume of ascites, severity of liver damage, and poor prognosis. Thus the serum CA-125 levels may be used to estimate the severity and prognosis of BCS in Chinese patients.





Author: De-lei Cheng, Hao Xu, Wei-fu Lv, Rong Hua, Hongtao Du, and Qing-qiao Zhang

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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