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de Kock, I., Mirhosseini, M., Lau, F., Thai, V., Downing, M., Quan, H., et al. (2013) Conversion of Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG) to Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), and the Interchangeability of PPS and KPS in Prognostic Tools. Journal of Palliative Care, 29, 163-169.

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  • TITLE: Prognostic Nutritional Index Predicts Life Expectancy of Patients with End-Stage Oral Cancer: A Retrospective Study

    AUTHORS: Atsushi Abe, Kenichi Kurita, Hiroki Hayashi, Masashi Minagawa

    KEYWORDS: Life Expectancy, Nutrition Assessment, Oral Cancer, Prognosis, Retrospective Studies

    JOURNAL NAME: Surgical Science, Vol.9 No.12, December 21, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Background: Generally, clinicians do not accurately estimate life expec-tancy in terminally ill patients with cancer. Aim: To evaluate the value of the Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI) for accurately estimating the life expectancy of patients with end-stage oral cancer. Design: A longitudinal section study. Setting/participants: Fifteen patients (12 men; mean age: 71.7 years) who died of oral cancer between 2005 and 2014 (the terminal group) were included. The mean PNI values at the initial visit and at 3, 2, and 1 months before the deaths were comparatively analyzed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 133 days. At the initial examination, the PNI values were 49.1 ± 4.5 (p = 0.6723). The PNI value of the terminal group was 35.6 ± 5.1 at 2 months before death and 28.6 ± 3.0 at 1 month before death. The PNI values at 3, 2, and 1 months before death in the terminal group significantly differed from each other and from that at the initial visit and steadily decreased until death. Conclusions: Our findings suggest the utility of PNI as a prognostic index in patients with end-stage oral cancer patients. Furthermore, the PNI should be routinely considered in the nutritional management of patients with oral cancer nearing death.