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Multiple myeloma: five-year experience at a University Hospital

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Multiple myeloma: five-year experience at a University Hospital
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Einstein (São Paulo), June 2011
DOI 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2006
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Juliana Todaro, Jandey Bigonha, Davimar Miranda Maciel Borducchi, Leandro Luongo Matos, Damila Cristina Trufelli, Suzane Martines Alves de Sales, Marina Rampazzo Del Valhe Shiroma, Auro del Giglio


To present a descriptive analysis of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, correlating it with mortality. A retrospective study that analyzed consecutive patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma under follow-up at the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC from 2006 to 2010. The median age was 58.5 years. Anemia was observed upon diagnosis in 87% of patients, hypercalcemia in 38%, and creatinine levels higher than 2 mg/dL in 19%. M protein was detected in 85.7%. The five-year survival rate was 74.6%. Multivariate analysis showed statistical significance for Durie-Salmon staging (p = 0.037). The International Staging System and immunoglobulin type did not correlate significantly with survival of the group. This set of cases from a tertiary public healthcare service reflect the approach of multiple myeloma in a predominantly young population with advanced clinical staging, with results comparable to those of the literature.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 56%
Student > Postgraduate 1 6%
Librarian 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 50%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 19%