[PHNUTR-L] Anemia, morbidity,
and mortality in older adults: need for greater recognition.
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD
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Mon Dec 26 15:06:35 PST 2005
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Geriatrics. 2005 Dec;60(12):22-9.
Does anemia matter? Anemia, morbidity, and mortality in older
adults: need for greater recognition.
Dharmarajan TS, Pais W, Norkus EP.
New York Medical College, Valhall, NY; Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, Bronx, NY; University Hospital of New York Medical College, NY, USA.
Anemia is common and under recognized in older adults and
associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Estimates of
prevalence of anemia in older adults vary considerably based on the
setting, gender, age and definition used and likely to increase further
based on aging trends. Rather than simply a consequence of aging, anemia
is a marker of underlying disease, requiring investigation for an
etiology. A cause is discernible in at least two-thirds of cases;
management involves addressing the underlying disease process,
replacement of deficient nutrients or the use of erythropoietic factors.
PMID: 16343033 [PubMed - in process]
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