The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

Characteristics of Participants, by D-Dimer levels.

Total D-dimer levels P*

Low (<1.5 μg/mL) High (≥1.5 μg/mL)
N 67 33 34
Age (yr) 71.8±12.5 74.8±10.0 68.9±14.1 0.054
Female 30 (44.8) 12 (36.4) 18 (52.9) 0.172
Cancer site
Gastrointestinal tract 9 (13.4) 3 (9.1) 6 (17.7) 0.022
Hepatobiliary pancreatic 14 (20.9) 5 (15.2) 9 (26.5)
Lung 22 (32.8) 16 (48.5) 6 (17.7)
Urogenital tract 13 (19.4) 3 (9.1) 10 (29.4)
Others 9 (13.4) 6 (18.2) 3 (8.8)
ECOG performance status
≤2 13 (20.6) 6 (19.4) 7 (21.9) 0.970
3 24 (38.1) 12 (38.7) 12 (37.5)
4 26 (41.3) 13 (41.9) 13 (40.6)
Current infection 32 (47.8) 18 (54.6) 14 (41.2)
Laboratory findings
White blood cell (103/mm3) 14.7±9.6 13.8±7.6 15.6±11.2 0.442
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 10.4±2.4 10.7±2.7 10.0±2.1 0.218
Platelet (103/mm3) 234±199 238±114 230±199 0.834
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.4±2.2 1.5±2.8 1.2±1.2 0.498
Albumin (g/dL) 2.9±0.6 2.9±0.7 2.9±0.5 0.614
Total bilirubin (mg/dL) 2.2±4.3 1.9±4.8 2.4±3.9 0.627
PT INR 1.5±2.1 1.2±0.2 1.8±2.9 0.254
C-reactive protein (mg/dL) 13.6±10.0 12.1±11.1 15.1±8.7 0.218

ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, PT INR: prothrombin time international normalized ratio, SD: standard deviation.

Data are presented as mean±SD or number (%).

From the t test or Chi-square test.

Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2020;23:11~16 https://doi.org/10.14475/kjhpc.2020.23.1.11
© Korean J Hosp Palliat Care