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Is fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography useful in monitoring the response to treatment in patients with multiple myeloma?
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PMID:  23135876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is a useful diagnostic tool for the staging of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The aim of this study is to perform a systematic review of the usefulness of FDG-PET or PET/CT in monitoring response to treatment in patients with MM. A comprehensive computer literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus and Embase databases was carried out to identify relevant peer-reviewed articles on the use of FDG-PET or PET/CT in monitoring the response to treatment in patients with MM. Ten studies described investigations of the role of FDG-PET or PET/CT in monitoring the response to treatment in 690 patients with MM or solitary plasmacytoma: six of these were conducted prospectively, while four studies were retrospective. These articles were retrieved in full-text version and analyzed. Based on these findings from the literature, FDG-PET or PET/CT appear to be useful in the assessment of treatment response in patients with MM.
Carmelo Caldarella; Maria Antonietta Isgrò; Ivan Treglia; Giorgio Treglia
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of hematology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1865-3774     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Hematol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9111627     Medline TA:  Int J Hematol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.
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