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Association of angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism with serum level and development of pulmonary complications following esophagectomy.
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PMID:  15798469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary complications remain the major cause of postoperative mortality in patients with esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy. It was unclear whether this dismal complication has a genetic predisposition. We therefore investigated the role of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion polymorphism in developing these complications. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study including 152 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent esophagectomy in National Taiwan University Hospital between 1996 and 2002. The ACE genotype was determined by polymerase chain reaction amplification of leukocyte DNA obtained before surgery. The serum ACE concentration was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (23%) developed pulmonary complications following esophagectomy. As compared with patients with the I/I and I/D genotypes, those with the D/D genotype had a higher risk for pulmonary complications (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 3.12; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01-9.65). The risk was additively enhanced by combination of the ACE D/D genotype with other clinical risk factors (old age, hypoalbuminemia, and poor pulmonary function). The circulating ACE level was also dose-dependently with the presence of ACE D allele. As compared with the patients with circulating ACE less than 200 ng/mL, the patients with circulating ACE of 200 to 400 ng/mL and over 400 ng/mL had ORs (95% CI) of 2.75 (1.12-6.67) and 15.00 (4.3-52.34) to present with ACE D allele, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: An ACE insertion/deletion polymorphism might modulate the function of ACE gene and play a role in affecting individual susceptibility to pulmonary injury following esophagectomy in patients of esophageal cancer.
Jang-Ming Lee; An-Chi Lo; Shi-Yi Yang; Huei-Shian Tsau; Robert J Chen; Yung-Chie Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  241     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-30     Completed Date:  2005-05-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-65     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shang South Road, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / genetics,  mortality,  surgery
Esophageal Neoplasms / genetics*,  mortality,  surgery
Esophagectomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
Logistic Models
Lung Diseases / genetics*,  mortality
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A / genetics*
Polymorphism, Genetic*
Postoperative Complications / mortality
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Sex Distribution
Survival Analysis
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