Long-term outcome of patients with mutiple myeloma-related advanced renal failure following auto-SCT

S. V. Glavey, M. A. Gertz, A. Dispenzieri, S. Kumar, F. Buadi, M. Lacy, S. R. Hayman, D. Dingli, A. Mccurdy, W. J. Hogan, D. A. Gastineau, N. Leung

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Renal failure commonly complicates multiple myeloma (MM) and is associated with reduced survival. It is not clear whether auto-SCT results in improved renal function or attainment of independence from dialysis in patients with advanced renal impairment due to MM. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients who underwent auto-SCT for MM complicated by advanced renal failure at our institution over a 10-year period (2000-2010). We aimed to assess the association between auto-SCT and renal outcome in patients with serum creatinine (SCr) over 3 mg/dL, attributable to MM, including those who were dialysis dependent. Thirty patients (2.8% of all auto-SCT patients) met inclusion criteria. Fourteen of 15 patients who were dialysis dependent before auto-SCT remained dialysis dependent in the long term despite hematological response (HR). Of the remaining 15 patients with SCr >3 mg/dL, an improvement in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) from 15 to 19.4 mL/min/1.73 m 2 was noted post auto-SCT (P=0.035); however, neither HR post auto-SCT or pre-existing renal function were independently associated with renal outcome. Auto-SCT was not associated with independence from dialysis in patients with renal failure due to MM at our institution. Although auto-SCT was associated with an improvement in GFR in patients with SCr >3 mg/dL, this improvement was not related to HR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1543-1547
Number of pages5
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • auto-SCT
  • dialysis
  • renal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation


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