National Reference Laboratory for Clinical Chemistry, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Assessment of Malnutrition and Inflammatory Status in Cervical Cancer Patients attending Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital.
Author(s): Etsegenet Assefa*, Maria Degef, Wondemagegnhu Tigeneh, Ñatesan Gnanasekaran, Mezegebu Legesse and Tadesse Lejisa
Gynecological cancer patients experience malnutrition and Inflammation that play a pivotal role in the progression of cervical cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess malnutrition and inflammatory status in cervical cancer patients through measurement of biochemical markers. Hospital based comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on 50 cervical cancer patients and 50 healthy individuals. Blood was collected and analyzed to gather biochemical and hematological data. Demographic and anthropometric data were also collected and data were statistically analyzed. The mean age was participants 52.4 years. Patients had decreased Albumin, Hemoglobin and Lymphocyte to Monocyte ratio and increased Total Protein, Ferritin, Red cell Distribution Width (RDW), Neutrophils to Lymphocytes ratio and Platelet to Lymphocytes ratio levels than controls group and also.. Read More»