Prevalence and survival of myelodysplastic syndrome of the refractory anemia type in hospitalized cognitively different geriatric patients.

@article{Beloosesky2000PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and survival of myelodysplastic syndrome of the refractory anemia type in hospitalized cognitively different geriatric patients.},
  author={Yichayaou Beloosesky and Alfred M. Cohen and Boris Grosman and Joseph Grinblat},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={323-7}
}
BACKGROUND Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is predominantly a disease of old age. The number of MDS cases diagnosed over the last 20 years has risen substantially due to increased awareness and improved geriatric care. Although MDS is increasingly diagnosed, the prevalence and prognosis of early-stage affected elderly are not completely known. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence, characteristics and prognosis of newly diagnosed MDS patients hospitalized in an acute and subacute geriatric… CONTINUE READING