Prognostic factors affecting the survival of patients with multiple myeloma. A retrospective analysis of 86 patients.

@article{Rapoport1991PrognosticFA,
  title={Prognostic factors affecting the survival of patients with multiple myeloma. A retrospective analysis of 86 patients.},
  author={Bernardo Rapoport and H{\`e}ndr{\'e} C. Falkson and Geoffrey Falkson},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1991},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={65-7}
}
A retrospective analysis of data concerning 86 patients with multiple myeloma was carried out in order to evaluate factors affecting survival. The overall median survival was 621 days. In a univariate analysis the following factors were significantly associated with poor survival: serum creatinine greater than or equal to 150 mmol/l, haemoglobin less than 11 g/dl and serum calcium values greater than 2.75 mmol/l; and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 3-4. However, age, sex… CONTINUE READING