Anemia in the Elderly

  • Lodovico Balducci
  • William B. Ershler
  • John M. Bennett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Erin Oakley, Alison Miller, Amanda Waterstrat, Carol Swiderski, Ying Liang, Gary Van Zant
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
    Pages 21-38
  4. John W. Adamson
    Pages 39-50
  5. John W. Adamson
    Pages 51-59
  6. Andrew S. Artz, Miriam Rodin
    Pages 75-91
  7. Kaaron Benson, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
    Pages 99-113
  8. Bindu Kanapuru, Andrew S. Artz, William B. Ershler
    Pages 115-127
  9. Brenda W. J. H. Penninx
    Pages 129-140
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book


Anemia is found in approximately 80% of elderly patients, most often caused by chronic disease and iron deficiency. Hemopoiesis is a crossroad for many aging-related events.

Why do older patients become anemic?

When should a diagnostic work up of anemia be initiated in the older person?

What are the clinical consequences of anemia?

Can the treatment of anemia delay aging?

Have erythropoietic growth factors played a role in age-related anemia?

Who should receive an erythropoietin stimulating agent?

When should the suspicion for Myelodysplastic Syndrome be ruled out and what are the clues?

This book addresses these and many other important questions with a review of the most recent findings.


Aging Anemia Elderly Hemopoiesis age erythropoiesis physical health

Editors and affiliations

  • Lodovico Balducci
    • 1
  • William B. Ershler
    • 2
  • John M. Bennett
    • 3
  1. 1.H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research InstituteUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program National Institutes of HealthHarbor Hospital, NM 545BaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory Medicine and Pathology James P. Wilmot Cancer CenterUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-49505-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-49506-4
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