Amyloidosis

Common Name(s)

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a term for diseases caused by the misfolding of the amyloid protein. Deposits of these insoluble fibrillar proteins build up in tissues and lead to organ disfunction. This is a rare and serious disease. Early and accurate diagnosis is necessary as treatments are specific to the different types. The main types are: AL or "primary"; AA or "secondary"; FAP or "familial" (hereditary); and localized. Evaluation by physicians who specialize in diagnosis and treatment is critical.

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Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc.

• To form Amyloidosis Support Groups where needed and to have all Amyloidosis Support Groups be self-sustaining through donations (general, memorial, note cards and other awareness items) • To fund and maintain libraries of educational materials for all support groups. • To fund group projects that will help in spreading awareness, co-sponsor Amyloidosis treatment and research fundraisers, and encourage grand rounds be held on amyloidosis at local hospitals and help to encourage money be raised for such projects. • To purchase and provide awareness items such as pins, wristbands and other similar items for meetings, memorials, and fundraisers To help finance the annual educational retreat for training new and current group leaders and facilitators • To maintain a 24/7 toll free “Hot/Help Line” to answer all support inquires. • To provide on-going maintenance and informational updates on the A.S.G. web-site ( http://www.amyloidosissupport.com ). • To promote, monitor

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Amyloidosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc.

• To form Amyloidosis Support Groups where needed and to have all Amyloidosis Support Groups be self-sustaining through donations (general, memorial, note cards and other awareness items) • To fund and maintain libraries of educational materials for all support groups. • To fund group projects that will help in spreading awareness, co-sponsor Amyloidosis treatment and research fundraisers, and encourage grand rounds be held on amyloidosis at local hospitals and help to encourage money be raised for such projects. • To purchase and provide awareness items such as pins, wristbands and other similar items for meetings, memorials, and fundraisers To help finance the annual educational retreat for training new and current group leaders and facilitators • To maintain a 24/7 toll free “Hot/Help Line” to answer all support inquires. • To provide on-going maintenance and informational updates on the A.S.G. web-site ( http://www.amyloidosissupport.com ). • To promote, monitor

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Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Amyloidosis" returned 1793 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prediction of long-term survival after liver transplantation for familial transthyretin amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): Vincent Algalarrondo, Teresa Antonini, Marie Théaudin, Béatrice Ducot, Pierre Lozeron, Denis Chemla, Anouar Benmalek, Catherine Lacroix, Daniel Azoulay, Denis Castaing, Cécile Cauquil, François Rouzet, Sylvie Dinanian, Ludivine Eliahou, Dominique Le Guludec, Didier Samuel, Michel S Slama, David Adams

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2015 Nov;66(19):2154-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2015

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Prognostic Value of Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Cardiac Amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): Marianna Fontana, Silvia Pica, Patricia Reant, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Thomas A Treibel, Sanjay M Banypersad, Viviana Maestrini, William Barcella, Stefania Rosmini, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Rabya H Sayed, Ketna Patel, Shameem Mamhood, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Carol J Whelan, Anna S Herrey, Helen J Lachmann, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Charlotte H Manisty, Eric B Schelbert, Peter Kellman, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, James C Moon

Journal: Circulation. 2015 Oct;132(16):1570-9.

 

The prognosis and treatment of the 2 main types of cardiac amyloidosis, immunoglobulin light chain (AL) and transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, are substantially influenced by cardiac involvement. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) is a reference ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2015

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Colchicine therapy in amyloidosis related with plasmacytic Castleman disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Saime Paydas, Semra Paydas, Melek Ergin

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Sep;26(5):992-5.

 

Castleman disease (CD) is a neoplasm that presents with single or multiple lymphadenopathy. The disease is characterized by fever, weight loss, anemia, polyclonal hyperglobulinemia, splenomegaly, thrombocytosis and peripheral lymphadenopathy. In this paper, we report a young man with ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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The terms "Amyloidosis" returned 169 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Therapy of Transthyretin Amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): Morie A Gertz, Merrill D Benson, Peter J Dyck, Martha Grogan, Terresa Coelho, Marcia Cruz, John L Berk, Violaine Plante-Bordeneuve, Hartmut H J Schmidt, Giampaolo Merlini

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2015 Dec;66(21):2451-66.

 

Transthyretin amyloidosis is a fatal disorder that is characterized primarily by progressive neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. It occurs in both a mutant form (with autosomal dominant inheritance) and a wild-type form (with predominant cardiac involvement). This article guides clinicians ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2015

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Primary systemic amyloidosis initially presenting with digestive symptoms: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Xiu Lin, Yueping Mao, Qing Qi, Chuyi Zhang, Yongzhen Tian, Yanyang Chen

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Primary systemic amyloidosis (PSA) is one of systemic amyloidosis, characterized by clonal plasma cell disorder. The disease is rare and with high fatality. Signs and symptoms of PSA are various and complex, which depend on the organs involved. Here we report a case in which the patient ...

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2015

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Role of Cholesterol and Phospholipids in Amylin Misfolding, Aggregation and Etiology of Islet Amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): Sanghamitra Singh, Saurabh Trikha, Diti Chatterjee Bhowmick, Anjali A Sarkar, Aleksandar M Jeremic

Journal: Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.. 2015 ;855():95-116.

 

Amyloidosis is a biological event in which proteins undergo structural transitions from soluble monomers and oligomers to insoluble fibrillar aggregates that are often toxic to cells. Exactly how amyloid proteins, such as the pancreatic hormone amylin, aggregate and kill cells is ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Transthyretin-Associated Amyloidoses Outcome Survey (THAOS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transthyretin Mutations; Transthyretin Amyloidosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 1 Oct 2015

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The Study of an Investigational Drug, Revusiran (ALN-TTRSC), for the Treatment of Transthyretin (TTR)-Mediated Amyloidosis in Patients Whose Disease Has Continued to Worsen Following Liver Transplant
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transthyretin (TTR)-Mediated Amyloidosis; Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy (FAP); ATTR Amyloidosis; Familial Amyloid Neuropathies

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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