gammopathy

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Noun1.gammopathy - a disturbance in the synthesis of immunoglobulins; proteins having antibody activity increase greatly in the blood
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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gam·mop·a·thy

n. gammopatía, trastorno manifestado por un exceso de inmunoglobulinas como resultado de una proliferación anormal de células linfoides.

gammopathy

n gammapatía; monoclonal — of undetermined significance gammapatía monoclonal de significado incierto
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Older adults are at greater risk of MGUS, with the highest incidence among those age 85 and older.
Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D., from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional cohort study involving 77,469 adults aged 55 to 74 years who had a diagnosis of progressing MGUS (187 patients) or stable MGUS (498 patients) from November 1993 through December 2011.
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance: when MGUS is no longer undetermined or insignificant.
In MGUS, the blood's plasma cells produce an abnormal protein called monoclonal protein that can be detected with blood tests.
In the interim, it's important for primary care physicians to recognize when it is and isn't appropriate to order a serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) study, on which the diagnosis of MGUS hinges.
The "benign" MGUS diagnosis requires careful monitoring with no cytotoxic treatment.
"Sensors pick up the information that you need--vertical, lateral, and longitudinal acceleration are useful for vibration analysis and for creating a profile to test an MGU, inverter or components for long-term durability," he says.
Background and Objectives: Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the most prevalent among the group of disorders called Plasma cell dyscrasias.
So far, the longitudinal personal omics analysis has revealed other important diagnoses that likely would have flown under the radar of conventional Western medicine, including a heart defect in one person that was detected by a simple wearable device, a case of early lymphoma, and a case of MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance), which is a precancerous condition.
For this reason, the combination of MGUS, which is not preferred in adolescents, may be effectively used for detecting early stages of fibrosis in adult males.
MM (and other M-protein secretory conditions from MGUS to Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia) can cause polyneuropathy on their own right.