Renal function, erythropoietin, and anemia of older persons: the InCHIANTI study.

@article{Ble2005RenalFE,
  title={Renal function, erythropoietin, and anemia of older persons: the InCHIANTI study.},
  author={Alessandro Ble and Jeffrey C Fink and Richard C. Woodman and Mark A. Klausner and Beverly Gwen Windham and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 19},
  pages={2222-7}
}
BACKGROUND In the older population, anemia has been associated with poor outcomes including disability and mortality. Understanding the mechanisms leading to anemia is essential to plan better treatment and prevention strategies. We tested the hypothesis that the age-related decline in kidney function is associated with an increased prevalence of anemia and that such an increase is accompanied by a concomitant decrement in erythropoietin levels. METHODS Data were from the InCHIANTI study, a… CONTINUE READING