Several research studies seek more information on Amyloidosis conditions, their related method of prevention, their diagnostic approach at the initial phase, and moreover focus on the best strategies for the treatment and cure. Several clinical trials integrate effective treatment options and medications to treat the disease effectively. Peripheral blood cell transplantation provides effective treatment for amyloidosis, while the combination of chemotherapy and other drugs or medications have shown efficacy in treating amyloidosis. One of the studies determines combining chemotherapy and steroids to treat and cure amyloidosis. Clinical trials and studies focus on deriving better techniques to efficiently deal with the symptoms and side effects of the existing amyloidosis treatments to improve the quality and comfort of the patient’s life by adopting palliative care and supportive services from the healthcare team.
Advancement in research on Amyloidosis
Based on the latest research on Amyloidosis, It is an unusual but severe disease condition. It is caused when an abnormal amyloid protein starts to build up in the body tissues and organs. Amyloid buildup can usually be seen in organs of the body like the kidney, heart, liver, digestive tract, spleen, and nervous system.
Since the condition is rare, doctors and specialists are still devising strategies to treat this disorder. Another hindrance to successful treatment is that the signs and symptoms of most amyloidosis types only appear at an advanced stage.
Many research and studies subsequently focus on learning more about the Amyloidosis condition, ways to prevent it, diagnose it at an early stage, best strategies to treat and cure it. Also, many clinical trials are taking place to discover effective treatment options and medications to treat the disorder better.
Given below are some latest studies and research happening concerning amyloidosis treatment 1,2. Patients must talk with their doctor or healthcare team about all the available options for disease diagnosis and treatment. While open communications with the doctor will help them decide the best suitable strategy for your condition, patients should do their own research too.
Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation:
The latest research in some medical institutions shows that peripheral blood cell transplantation could additionally effectively treat patients with amyloidosis.
Combination of chemotherapy and other drugs or medications:
Researchers are studying the potential of combining various treatment options to treat amyloidosis, and additionally they also analyze the efficiency of combining existing therapies and treatment methods with new drugs or medications. A recent study combines chemotherapy and steroids to treat and cure amyloidosis.
Supportive / Palliative care:
Supportive or palliative care forms an integral part of the active treatment plan. Clinical trials and studies focus on deriving better techniques to efficiently deal with the symptoms and side effects of the existing amyloidosis treatments while simultaneously trying to improve the quality and comfort of the patient’s life.
Patients are encouraged to ask their doctor about any latest diagnostic or treatment strategies for amyloidosis.
- 1.Elsayed M, Usher S, Habib MH, et al. Current Updates on the Management of AL Amyloidosis. J Hematol. Published online August 2021:147-161. doi:10.14740/jh866
- 2.Fotiou D, Dimopoulos MA, Kastritis E. Systemic AL Amyloidosis: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Management. HemaSphere. Published online August 2020:e454. doi:10.1097/hs9.0000000000000454