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…

Laboratory Best Practice Tool

Timely diagnosis of myeloma relies on laboratories performing the correct tests and flagging abnormal results to clinicians. In 2017, the UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) and Myeloma UK collaborated on a questionnaire which was sent to UK laboratories to assess their practice in relation to diagnosis and monitoring of patients with myeloma.