Login to MyKarger

New to MyKarger? Click here to sign up.

Login with Facebook

Forgot Password? Reset your password

Authors, Editors, Reviewers

For Manuscript Submission, Check or Review Login please go to Submission Websites List.

Submission Websites List

Institutional Login (Shibboleth)

For the academic login, please select your country in the dropdown list. You will be redirected to verify your credentials.

Table of Contents
Vol. 29, No. 12, 2006
Issue release date: December 2006
Section title: Review Article · Übersichtsarbeit
Onkologie 2006;29:582-590
(DOI:10.1159/000096262)

Maintenance Therapy for Multiple Myeloma with Particular Emphasis on Thalidomide

Dürk H.A.
Klinik für Hämatologie/Onkologie, St. Marien-Hospital Hamm, Germany

Do you have an account?

Login Information





Contact Information










I have read the Karger Terms and Conditions and agree.



Login Information





Contact Information










I have read the Karger Terms and Conditions and agree.



To view the fulltext, please log in

To view the pdf, please log in

Buy

  • FullText & PDF
  • Unlimited re-access via MyKarger
  • Unrestricted printing, no saving restrictions for personal use
read more

CHF 38.00 *
EUR 35.00 *
USD 39.00 *

Select

KAB

Buy a Karger Article Bundle (KAB) and profit from a discount!

If you would like to redeem your KAB credit, please log in.


Save over 20% compared to the individual article price.
Learn more

Rent/Cloud

  • Rent for 48h to view
  • Buy Cloud Access for unlimited viewing via different devices
  • Synchronizing in the ReadCube Cloud
  • Printing and saving restrictions apply

Rental: USD 8.50
Cloud: USD 20.00


Select

Subscribe

  • Access to all articles of the subscribed year(s) guaranteed for 5 years
  • Unlimited re-access via Subscriber Login or MyKarger
  • Unrestricted printing, no saving restrictions for personal use
read more

Subcription rates


Select

* The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules.

Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review Article &middot Übersichtsarbeit

Published online: December 11, 2006
Issue release date: December 2006

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 2296-5270 (Print)
eISSN: 2296-5262 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORT

Abstract

iTreatment standards are changing as a result of new findings in the therapy of multiple myeloma. So far, prednisone, dexamethasone and interferon-a have mainly been used as maintenance therapy after achieving remission or stable disease. At present, thalidomide is being considered as a new therapeutic option in several studies investigating maintenance therapy. As a result of the dose dependence of adverse effects such as neuropathy, constipation, sedation/vertigo and bradycardia, individual adjustment of the thalidomide dose is recommended. Only isolated cases of thrombosis occurred in the maintenance phase of therapy, and discontinuation of therapy is generally not necessary. While important study results on the efficacy of thalidomide following conventional chemotherapy are still awaited, it is the best documented drug so far for maintenance therapy following autologous stem cell transplantation. An upgrade of the response was seen in 22-73% of patients, as well as a significant prolongation of progression-free survival. For the first time, maintenance therapy with thalidomide showed a significant improvement in overall survival in a phase III study published recently. The tolerability of thalidomide could be further improved by including the option of intermittent administration of the drug.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review Article &middot Übersichtsarbeit

Published online: December 11, 2006
Issue release date: December 2006

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 2296-5270 (Print)
eISSN: 2296-5262 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORT


Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer

Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or, in the case of photocopying, direct payment of a specified fee to the Copyright Clearance Center.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.