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By Lodovico Balducci, William Ershler, Giovanni de Gaetano

ISBN-10: 051137898X

ISBN-13: 9780511378980

The built global has an more and more getting older inhabitants, with nearly 10% of the inhabitants elderly over sixty five years. because the occurrence and incidence of blood problems raises with age, those stipulations are a heavy burden on healthcare platforms. Blood problems within the aged will supply hematologists, geriatricians and all clinicians fascinated by the care of sufferers with blood problems with transparent medical recommendation at the prognosis and administration of those stipulations. The introductory part experiences epidemiology of getting older and anemia and offers a entire method of the administration of melanoma within the getting older sufferer. this can be via an entire dialogue of hemopoiesis and adjustments it undergoes in getting older. the rest sections conceal the analysis and administration of all significant issues: anemia, malignancy, coagulation and platelet issues and hemophilia. a close bankruptcy on antithrombotic treatments can be integrated.

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8. Karnofsky performance scale [68]. Condition Percentage Comments (A) Able to carry on normal activity and to work No special care is needed 100 90 Normal, no complaints, no evidence of disease Able to carry on normal activity, minor signs or symptoms of disease Normal activity with effort, some signs or symptoms of disease 80 (B) Unable to work. Able to live at home, care for most personal needs. A varying degree of assistance is needed 70 60 50 (C) Unable to care for self. Requires equivalent of institutional or hospital care 40 30 20 10 0 determined by the patient.

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