Anemia in the Elderly

Paperback | August 28, 2008

EditorLodovico Balducci, William B. Ershler, John M. Bennett

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Anemia in the elderly has been properly defined as the silent epidemic, representing 3 million people in the United States aged 65 years and older. Incidence and prevalence of this condition increase with age. It differs in its etiology, pathogenesis and treatment from anemia in children and younger adults. Anemia is associated with reduced survival, increased risk of functional dependence and hospitalization, increased risk of congestive heart failure and stage renal disease and cognitive disorders. Approximately 70% of anemia in older individuals is reversible.

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Anemia in the elderly has been properly defined as the silent epidemic, representing 3 million people in the United States aged 65 years and older. Incidence and prevalence of this condition increase with age. It differs in its etiology, pathogenesis and treatment from anemia in children and younger adults. Anemia is associated with re...

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Anemia is found in approximately 80% of elderly patients, most often caused by chronic disease and iron deficiency. Hemopoiesis is a crossroad for many aging-related events.Why do older patients become anemic?When should a diagnostic work up of anemia be initiated in the older person?What are the clinical consequences of anemia?Can the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:August 28, 2008Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387097910

ISBN - 13:9780387097916

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Table of Contents

Stem cell aging: Potential effects on health and mortality.- Anemia and aging or anemia of aging?.- B12 and Iron Deficiency in the Elderly.- The Anemia of Chronic Inflammation (ACI).- Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly.- Anemia in Long-Term Care.- Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Aplastic Anemia: Pathologic and Immunologic Implications.- Anemia and cancer.- Erythropoietin Deficiency and Late-Life Anemia.- Anemia and Physical Health Decline in Old Age.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This multiauthored monograph on anemia in older persons discusses the nature of aging and red cell levels in the body as well as the various causes of anemia in older persons. Its purpose is to review the nature of anemia in older persons. The book succeeds admirably. The audience is hematologists and physicians treating older persons and researchers of blood physiology. . Because anemia is common in older persons, this book is important and timely. It points the way to the future studies." (David O. Staats, Doody's Review Service, May, 2008)"Anemia in the Elderly offers a thoughtful overview of a common yet underdiagnosed medical condition . . this book carries tremendous clinical relevance for its intended audience-physicians and other clinicians who care for older adults. . The major contribution of this text is the elegant integration of geriatrics throughout. By offering a thoughtful approach to anemia that takes functional status into account, this book is an important addition to the fields of geriatrics and hematology." (Preeti N. Malani, JAMA, Vol. 299 (19), 2008)