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2009-08-25 16:30:00

A symptomless blood disorder, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, known as MGUS, is not linked to as many serious diseases as previously thought. This finding may save patients from undergoing unnecessary workup and treatment according to a study published in the August 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.MGUS has long been thought to be a precursor of serious disease, such as multiple myeloma, primary amyloidosis and Waldenström macroglobulinemia. However, for years...

2009-01-28 03:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, England, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Binding Site Limited ("The Binding Site" or the "Company"), a privately-owned specialist U.K. diagnostics company, today announces the publication of the first international guidelines recommending first-line use of Freelite(TM) in the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma, a cancer of cells in the bone marrow, and related plasma cell disorders. The guidelines were written on behalf of the International Myeloma Working Group...

2007-12-22 03:00:08

By Bahat, Gulistan Erten, Nilgun; Saka, Bulent; Uzun, Sami; Onur, Imran; Kalayoglu-Besisik, Sevgi; Buyukbabani, Nesimi Keywords: IgD lambda myeloma, AL amyloidosis, amyloid arthropathy, mucocutaneous amyloidosis Abbreviations: MM = multiple myeloma; IgD = immunoglobulin D Abstract Multiple myeloma (MM) is associated with amyloidosis in approximately 15% of the patients. The most frequent presenting signs of such an association are nephrotic syndrome, cardiomyopathy and peripheral...

2007-01-04 03:00:11

By Aydinli, B; Ozturk, G; Balik, A A; Aslan, S; Erdogan, F Keywords: Amyloidosis, spleen, spontaneous rupture, rheumatoid arthritis Abstract A 63-year-old man who had had a history of rheumatoid arthritis presented with shock and hemoperitoneum, without a history of trauma. An emergency laparatomy revealed hemoperitioneum and splenic rupture with massive bleeding. Splenectomy was performed. Histopathological examination of the spleen revealed amyloid deposition in the wall of the...


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