Renal failure in multiple myeloma: incidence, correlations, and prognostic significance.

@article{EleutherakisPapaiakovou2007RenalFI,
  title={Renal failure in multiple myeloma: incidence, correlations, and prognostic significance.},
  author={Vangelis Eleutherakis-Papaiakovou and Aristotelis Bamias and Dimtra Gika and Argiris Simeonidis and Anastasia Pouli and Athanasios Anagnostopoulos and Evridiki Michali and Theophanis Economopoulos and Konstantinos Zervas and Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={337-41}
}
Renal failure (RF) is a common and severe complication of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The purpose of our study was to assess the incidence of RF in a contemporary series of newly diagnosed patients with MM, its association with specific clinical and laboratory features, and its impact on patients' outcome. Over the last decade, 756 newly diagnosed symptomatic patients with MM were included in our database. Renal failure, defined as a serum creatinine >or= 2 mg/dl at the time of… CONTINUE READING

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