Combination of preoperative fibrinogen and D-dimer as a prognostic indicator in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients undergoing R0 resection
Li-Peng Zhang, Hu Ren, Yong-Xing Du, Xiao-Hao Zheng, Cheng-Feng Wang, Department of Pancreatic and Gastric Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Zong-Ming Zhang, Department of General Surgery, Beijing Electric Power Hospital, State Grid Corporation of China, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100073, China
Cheng-Feng Wang, State Key Lab of Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Author contributions: Zhang LP was involved in study conception, data analysis, and production of tables, wrote the first draft, and revised it critically in light of comments from other authors; Ren H, Du YX and Zheng XH helped to collect the clinical data and followed up with the patients; Wang CF and Zhang ZM were involved in study conception and design, data interpretation, manuscript revision, and discussion; all authors approved the final version submitted.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81972314; and the Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 2016-I2M-1-001.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
Informed consent statement: All patients gave informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Cheng-Feng Wang, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Pancreatic and Gastric Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. email@example.com
Received: November 10, 2020
Peer-review started: November 10, 2020
First decision: December 20, 2020
Revised: January 1, 2021
Accepted: January 21, 2021
Article in press: January 21, 2021
Published online: March 27, 2021