All publications of “Juliana Todaro”3 results
Multiple myeloma complicated with pseudomonas endocartiditis
Patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma are more susceptible to infections which are the major causes of morbidity and mortality associated to this disease. The main infectious agents involved are Gram-positive bacteria. However, after chemotherapy an increase in the incidence of Gram-negative strains is observed. These bacteria are also responsible for most cases of urinary tract infections. Here is reported a rare case in a 73-year-old man with multiple myeloma who developed endocarditis due to pseudomonas.
Multiple myeloma: five-year experience at a University Hospital
ABSTRACT Objective: To present a descriptive analysis of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, correlating it with mortality. Methods: 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. Results: 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 […]
Autologous stem-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma: a Brazilian institution experience in 15 years of follow-up
ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the 5-year post-transplant survival of patients with multiple myeloma. Methods: A retrospective study in patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma submitted to autologous bone marrow transplantation at a Brazilian institution, during the period of 1993 to 2007. Results: Seventy-three patients were evaluated with a median age of 55 years. Survival in 5 years was 75% (2.4 to 60 months). Statistical analysis demonstrated statistical significance for the applied grade of response prior to treatment with autologous bone marrow […]