Consensus guidelines and recommendations for infection prevention in multiple myeloma: a report from the International Myeloma Working Group

In these consensus guidelines the International Myeloma Society have reviewed existing literature and current guidelines to address issues associated with the risk of infection and prevention of infectious complications in multiple myeloma in the context of emerging therapies, and offer recommendations for preventing these complications.

Read the guidelines and recommendations here.

AL amyloidosis

In AL amyloidosis, amyloid fibrils, composed of abnormal light chain proteins, are produced by abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow. AL amyloidosis is a plasma cell disorder but as the plasma cells are not truly cancerous, it is not regarded as a cancer. It is however closely related to myeloma and is diagnosed in…

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STOP-Bang Questionnaire

The following questionnaire can determine if you are at risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by screening for 4 self-reportable and 4 demographic characteristics. Note this is Property of the University Health Network. Modified from Chung F et al. Anesthesiology 2008; 108: 812-821, Chung F et al Br J Anaesth 2012; 108: 768-775, Chung…