Hematologic changes with aging

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The age-related hematologic changes of older trauma victims include a baseline anemia and hypercoagulability. These patients have less responsive bone marrow and are slower to repopulate cell lines following injury and hemorrhage. Pre-injury medication profiles for older patients will often include at least one anticoagulant, and understanding of its mechanism and reversal can be lifesaving. The geriatric trauma patient is challenging, and knowledge of both natural and iatrogenic hematologic changes is paramount to their care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Trauma and Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781461485018
ISBN (Print)9781461485001
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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