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Early detection of multiple myeloma in primary care using blood tests: a case–control study in primary care

Abstract:

Background: Multiple myeloma is a haematological cancer characterised by numerous non-specific symptoms leading to diagnostic delay in a large proportion of patients.

Aim: To identify which blood tests are useful in suggesting or excluding a diagnosis of myeloma.

Design and setting: A matched case–control study set in UK primary care using routinely collected data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Method: Symptom prevalence and blood tests were analysed ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp18X698357

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
674
Pages:
e586-e593
Publication date:
2018-08-13
Acceptance date:
2018-03-14
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ISSN:
0960-1643 and 1478-5242
Source identifiers:
905692
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uuid:1c9cd9b3-e168-4522-8029-c7cc32048d82
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2018-08-14

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