Anaemia in the elderly: an aetiologic profile of a prospective cohort of 95 hospitalised patients.

@article{Petrosyan2012AnaemiaIT,
  title={Anaemia in the elderly: an aetiologic profile of a prospective cohort of 95 hospitalised patients.},
  author={Inessa Petrosyan and Gilles Blaison and Emmanuel Andres and Laure F{\'e}d{\'e}rici},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={524-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Anaemia is a significant problem in the elderly, and the cause of anaemia in approximately one third of the general population is unidentified. To date, only a few studies have focused on hospitalised patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively included anaemic patients (according to OMS criteria) aged 65 years and older who were hospitalised in the internal medicine department. The typical clinical data were collected, and a standardised set of biological tests… CONTINUE READING
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