Gender differences in the relation between comorbidity and mortality of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology (SAGE) Study Group.

@article{Gambassi1999GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the relation between comorbidity and mortality of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology (SAGE) Study Group.},
  author={Giovanni Gambassi and Kate L. Lapane and Francesco Landi and Antonio Sgadari and Vincent Mor and R Bernabie},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={508-16}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether differences in the number and type of comorbid conditions may help explain the gender gap in mortality among patients with AD. BACKGROUND The prevalence and incidence of AD are higher among women, who also have more severe cognitive impairment and accelerated decline. However, men have an exceedingly higher mortality. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study on 5,831 men and 17,918 women with a diagnosis of AD. Data were from the Systematic… CONTINUE READING

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