Table 4

Effect of the cumulative Thal dosage alone and in combination with parameters reflecting body size after 3 months of treatmenta

ParameterEffect on PFS PEffect on OS P
Thal alone0.300.001
Thal/body mass index0.530.01
Thal/body surface area0.630.01
Thal/body weight0.420.15
Thal/height0.590.002
  • a Each factor was added separately to the Cox proportional hazards regression models including age, β2-microglobulin, albumin, hemoglobin, and C-reactive protein.