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Table 2 Clinical and pathologic characteristics of resected patients with normal and elevated CRP levels

From: Identification of prognostic inflammatory factors in colorectal liver metastases

  CRP < 10 CRP ≥ 10  
  n % n % P-value
Age (years)      
 < 65 15 55.6 15 60.0 0.785
 ≥ 65 12 44.4 10 40.0  
Gender      
 Male 18 66.7 16 64.0 1.000
 Female 9 33.3 9 36.0  
Neoadjuvant chemo      
 Yes 13 48.1 15 62.5 0.400
 No 14 51.9 9 37.5  
Adjuvant chemo      
 Yes 16 66.7 14 66.7 1.000
 No 8 33.3 7 33.3  
CEA (ng/mL)      
 < 20 15 68.2 19 79.2 0.508
 ≥ 20 7 31.8 5 20.8  
Disease-free interval (months)      
 < 12 21 77.8 14 56.0 0.140
 ≥ 12 6 22.2 11 44.0  
Resection margin      
 Negative 25 92.6 18 72.0 0.071
 Positive 2 7.4 7 28.0  
Number of tumors      
 1 14 53.8 12 54.5 1.000
 > 1 12 46.2 10 45.5  
Largest tumor size (cm)      
 < 5 22 84.6 15 68.2 0.301
 ≥ 5 4 15.4 7 31.8  
  1. CRP - C-Reactive Protein.
  2. CEA - Carcinoembryonic Antigen.
  3. Some missing data.