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Table 4 Factors for achievement of NEDa following local treatment (Logistic regression analysis)

From: Prognostic factors of metastatic myxoid liposarcoma

  Univariate Multivariable
Variable OR (95%CI) P-value OR (95%CI) P-value
Age (years) 1.02 0.33
Time to metastasisb (months) 1.02 0.08
Number of metastases 0.45 < 0.0001** 0.44 (0.25–0.78) 0.0007**
Size of metastasis (cm) 0.85 0.04* 0.86 (0.71–1.04) 0.11
Location of metastasis
 lung (n = 9) 0.35 (0.08–1.56) 0.27
 bone (n = 15) 0.43 (0.12–1.51) 0.22
 abdomen or retroperitoneum (n = 11) 0.048 (0.005–0.42) 0.001** 0.09 (0.008–0.95) 0.002**
 liver (n = 9) 0.62 (0.14–2.66) 0.71
  1. aNED: Status after completion of radical or semi-radical treatment for all of the remaining tumor
  2. bInterval from primary diagnosis to the first metastasis. It was defined as 0 month in M1 patients
  3. calculated by unit odds ratio, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01