Hematologic Disorders Most Recent
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
It seems that regardless of the focus of our issue, I have just had a patient or occurrence that makes the theme resonate even more.
Thrombocytopenia, whether symptomatic or not, is a relatively common finding in clinical medicine. The causes of thrombocytopenia are many, and all of these may be found at all ages.
Myelodysplastic syndromes are among the most common hematological malignancies in Western countries, with a median age at diagnosis of 74.
Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is particularly common in among older adults, although it is frequently undiagnosed as the clinical presentations may be subtle.
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Shabbir Alibhai addressed changes in the immunological and haematological systems with aging, and their clinical implications.
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Le Dr Shabbir Alibhai a adressé les changements des systèmes immunologique et hématologique qui se produisent avec le vieillissement et leurs implications cliniques.
Maintaining independence is one of the major goals in geriatric care, and identification of modifiable conditions that may promote the onset and progression of disability is of paramount importance in the clinical approach to the older patient.
Mr. WH is a 72-year-old-man who presented in April 2004 with a hematocrit of 21%. His previous hematocrit was 34% in February 2004.
In myelodysplastic syndrome, genetic mutations in bone marrow stem cells result in production of defective blood cells.
Bleeding in the elderly is a common problem. Careful assessment of a patient's bleeding history and physical examination is essential to try to establish if a clinically significant bleeding disorder is present.