Sam Ives, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Benign monoclonal gammopathy (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance)

Benign monoclonal gammopathy (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance) I. What every physician needs to know. Benign monoclonal gammopathy is an abnormal clonal disorder of plasma cells. Also known as monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS), benign monoclonal gammopathy is, by definition, an asymptomatic condition. If a patient has symptoms that are thought related to this…

Secondary Hypertension

I. Problem/Condition. Secondary hypertension is simply high blood pressure due to a readily identifiable cause. The term is used to distinguish causes of hypertension wherein there is a clear disorder causing high blood pressure as opposed to essential hypertension, where the high blood pressure is presumed to be due to a complex interplay of other…

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