Malnutrition diagnosed by controlling nutrition status is a negative predictor of life prognosis in aortic arch aneurysm patients treated with thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair

Kentaro Inoue, Takuya Matsumoto, Sho Yamashita, Ryosuke Yoshiga, Keiji Yoshiya, Yutaka Matsubara, Daisuke Matsuda, Koichi Morisaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Masaki Mori

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objectives: Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) is a useful screening tool for malnutrition in patients with various diseases; however, how CONUT-diagnosed malnutrition affects patients with aortic arch aneurysm is unknown. This study aimed to reveal the utility of CONUT for detecting the patients with high-risk aortic arch aneurysm with malnutrition. Methods: Sixty patients treated for aortic arch aneurysms with elective thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively analyzed at a single institution. Preoperative nutrition status was evaluated by CONUT, and a CONUT score ≥ 3 was defined as malnutrition. The influence of malnutrition on the patients’ overall survival, aneurysm-related death-free rates, and prevalence of re-interventions were also analyzed. Results: Twenty-three patients were diagnosed with malnutrition. Overall survival was significantly lower in the malnutrition group (P = 0.0036). The multivariate Cox proportional hazard analysis revealed that age (P < 0.0001) and malnutrition (P = 0.0457) were negative predictors of overall survival. Conversely, the two groups did not differ significantly in aneurysm-related death-free rates (P = 0.7879) and the prevalence of re-interventions (P = 0.7879). Conclusions: Malnutrition diagnosed by CONUT as well as age is a negative predictor of survival prognosis in patients with aortic arch aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalVascular
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Malnutrition diagnosed by controlling nutrition status is a negative predictor of life prognosis in aortic arch aneurysm patients treated with thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this