Amyloidosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Morie A. Gertz, S. Vincent Rajkumar
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 14, 2010 - Medical - 238 pages
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An up-to-date reference on this fascinating set of complex disorders, this book features the most comprehensive strategies for diagnosing, classifying, imaging, treating, and managing amyloidosis in multiple organ systems. Beneficial to the spectrum of practitioners from residents to sub-specialists, this book is a succinct authoritative text written by leaders in the field. The authors provide instruction on all forms of amyloidosis - including primary amyloidosis (AL), secondary amyloidosis (AA), and familial amyloidosis. With essential treatment algorithms, Amyloidosis: Diagnosis and Treatment is the gold-standard for all hematologists, oncologists, and internists caring for patients with this complex disease.
 

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Contents

1 Fibril Structure and Fibrillogenesis
1
2 Imaging of Systemic Amyloidosis
15
3 Diagnosis and Classification
33
4 Pathogenesis of Systemic Amyloidoses
49
5 Supportive Care for Amyloidosis
65
6 Assessing Response and Prognosis in AL Amyloidosis
77
7 Localized Amyloidosis
94
8 Amyloid Heart Disease
107
10 Primary Systemic Amyloid Neuropathy
145
11 Conventional Treatment of Amyloidosis
155
12 HighDose Therapy in Amyloidosis
165
13 Secondary AA Amyloidosis
178
Diagnosis Prognosis and Treatment
191
15 Other Systemic Forms of Amyloidosis
205
Index
226
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9 Renal Amyloidosis
129

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