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Urinary proteins and renal dysfunction in patients with multiple myeloma.

Authors
  • Corso, A1
  • Zappasodi, P
  • Lazzarino, M
  • 1 Division of Hematology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2002
Volume
56
Issue
3
Pages
139–143
Identifiers
PMID: 12046685
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Besides bone pain, pathologic fractures, anaemia, and recurrent infectious diseases, renal failure is one of the most serious complications in multiple myeloma patients. Its incidence is generally underestimated because of the low reliability of the parameters routinely used for the evaluation of renal dysfunction. Other laboratory tests in the literature are reported to be more suitable to better define the extension of the renal impairment, namely urinary proteins or creatinine clearance. We here report on the clinical implication of urinary parameters in defining the renal function in myeloma patients.

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