Journal article

Prognostic Significance of Preoperative Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio in Vascular Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sarah M Jackson, Luke A Perry, Carla Borg, Dhruvesh M Ramson, Ryan Campbell, Zhengyang Liu, Jacqueline Nguyen, Ned Douglas, Juliana Kok, Jahan Penny-Dimri

VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The global burden of surgical vascular disease is increasing and with it, the need for cost-effective, accessible prognostic biomarkers to aid optimization of peri-operative outcomes. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is emerging as a potential candidate biomarker for perioperative risk stratification. We therefore performed this systematic review and meta-analysis on the prognostic value of elevated preoperative NLR in vascular surgery. METHODS: We searched Embase (Ovid), Medline (Ovid), and the Cochrane Library database from inception to June 2019. Screening was performed, and included all peer-reviewed original research studies reporting preoperative NLR in adult emergent a..

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