By Lodovico Balducci, William B. Ershler, John M. Bennett
Anemia within the aged has been thoroughly outlined because the silent epidemic, representing three million humans within the usa elderly sixty five years and older. prevalence and incidence of this situation bring up with age. It differs in its etiology, pathogenesis and remedy from anemia in young ones and more youthful adults. Anemia is linked to decreased survival, elevated danger of practical dependence and hospitalization, elevated possibility of congestive middle failure and level renal illness and cognitive problems. nearly 70% of anemia in older contributors is reversible.
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A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a time honored assessment of aging and involves the evaluation of function, comorbidy, presence or absence of ageriatric syndromes, as well as of polipharmacy, social support, and nutrition. An example of CGA utilized by the Senior Adult Oncology Program (SAOP) at the H. 1 (17). In addition to the ADLs and IADLs, the assessment of the advanced activities of daily living (AADL), that is the ability to perform enjoyable activities (such as playing golf or dancing) is also part of the assessment of the functional status (17), as an indirect assessment of one’s quality of life.
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Anemia in the Elderly by Lodovico Balducci, William B. Ershler, John M. Bennett