How is beta-2-microglobulin (beta-2m) amyloidosis prevented?

Updated: Nov 14, 2019
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Although preventive measures are hard to assess, possible ways of preventing, or at least decreasing, the incidence of DRA are the use of a high-flux dialyzer, online hemodiafiltration, [22] ultrapure dialysate, [23] and adsorbent columns. [24]

Guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) recommend against screening for beta2-microglobulin amyloidosis, including measurement of serum levels of beta2-microglobulin. [25]


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