Management of transthyretin amyloidosis.

Condoluci, Adalgisa; Théaudin, Marie; Schwotzer, Rahel; Pazhenkottil, Aju P; Arosio, Paolo; Averaimo, Manuela; Bacher, Ulrike; Bode, Peter; Cavalli, Andrea; Dirnhofer, Stefan; Djerbi, Nadia; Dobner, Stephan; Fehr, Thomas; Garofalo, Maura; Gaspert, Ariana; Gerull, Sabine; Heimgartner, Raphael; Hübers, Annemarie; Jung, Hans H; Kessler, Chiara; ... (2021). Management of transthyretin amyloidosis. Swiss medical weekly, 151(w30053), w30053. EMH Media 10.4414/smw.2021.w30053

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Transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) is a disease caused by deposition of transthyretin fibrils in organs and tissues, which causes their dysfunction. The clinical heterogeneity of ATTR amyloidosis and the variable presentation of symptoms at early disease stages, historically meant treatment delays. Diagnostic tools and therapy options of ATTR amyloidosis have markedly improved in recent years. The first Swiss Amyloidosis Network (SAN) meeting (Zurich, Switzerland, January 2020) aimed to define a consensus statement regarding the diagnostic work-up and treatment for systemic amyloidosis, tailored to the Swiss healthcare system. A consortium of 45 clinicians and researchers from all Swiss regions and universities was selected by the SAN committee to represent all sub-specialty groups involved in care of patients with amyloidosis. A steering committee conducted the literature search and analysis, wrote the critical synthesis and elaborated a list of statements that were evaluated by all the participants. These recommendations will improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with ATTR amyloidosis. A global review of these guidelines is planned every 3 years with a formal meeting of all the involved experts.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Hepatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Haematology and Central Haematological Laboratory
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Medical Oncology

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Bacher, Vera Ulrike; Dobner, Stephan; Pabst, Thomas Niklaus; Stirnimann, Guido and Suter, Thomas


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Rebeka Gerber

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11 Nov 2021 17:08

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