In a recent research, a total of 149 patients were evaluated for time interval between disease onset and initiation of oral refeeding, Total Length of Hospital Stay (LOHS), post refeeding LOHS, and adverse Gastro-Intestinal (GI) events.15 Patients in the Early Oral Refeeding (EORF) group started refeeding significantly earlier than those in the Routine Oral Refeeding (RORF) group.
The group-wise statistics indicating LOHS is given in Table-II.
Table-II: Comparison of LOHS between two groups (n=60).
12 hours from initial presentation and subjective hunger, without the remission of abdominal pain or normalization of pancreatic amylase and lipase.The group statistics indicated that the mean LOHS for patients who received EORF was 7.8 +- 2.14 days, as compared to 10.03 +- 1.75 days for patients who received RORF.
The LOHS was significantly shorter in the oral feeding group, which further aides our study results.22
However, microsatellite analyses have also shown discordant results between LOH profiles in plasma and paired tumor samples (19).
We demonstrate here that microsatellite analysis of cell-free plasma DNA in the peripheral blood of PCa patients is, in principle, a powerful tool for detection of LOH, and we introduce new technical variables for optimizing the PCR-based fluorescence microsatellite method.
We determined the incidence of LOH according to Tidow et al.
We used [chi square] test, Fisher's exact test, and univariate binary logistical regression to identify possible associations of patterns of LOH with the clinical parameters.
At least 1 LOH was found on cell-free plasma DNA from 44.0% of the patients.
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