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 treatment of anemia delay aging?
Have erythropoietic growth factors played a role in age-related anemia?
Who should receive an erythropoietin stimulating agent?
When should the suspicion for Myelodysplastic Syndrome be ruled out and what are the clues?
This book addresses these and many other important questions with a review of the most recent findings.
Clinicians treating the elderly, oncologists, hematologists, geriatric clinical investigators, medical libraries
Aging, anemia, elderly, hemopoiesis, erythropoiesis
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