Table 4

Adverse events possibly related to HDM/SCT (Grade >2)
Toxicity BD + HDM/SCT (n = 28) HDM/SCT (n = 28) P value
Nausea or vomiting 8 (28.6%) 10 (35.7%) 0.78
Diarrhea 6 (21.4%) 7 (25%) 1.0
Mucositis 5 (17.9%) 7 (25%) 0.75
Hepatic 5 (17.9%) 5 (17.9%) 1.0
Renal 4 (14.3%) 6 (21.4%) 0.73
Cardiac 3 (10.7%) 6 (21.4%) 0.47
Febrile neutropenia 9 (32.1%) 7 (25%) 0.77
Sepsis 0 2 (7.1%) 0.5

BD, bortezomib in combination with dexamethasone; HDM/SCT, high dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation.

Huang et al.

Huang et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:2   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-2

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