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Amit K. Verma Einstein

Anthony P Lam, Krishna Gundabolu, Ashwin Sridharan, Rishi Jain, Pavlos Msaouel, Grigorios Chrysofakis, Yiting Yu, Ellen Friedman, Elizabeth Price, Stanley Schrier, Amit K Verma
Recent studies have shown that an elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) is an important predictor of adverse outcomes. However, the strength of this biomarker has not been tested in a large outpatient elderly population. Also since increased RDW can be due to a variety of etiologies, additional biomarkers are needed to refine the prognostic value of this variable. We assembled a cohort of 36,226 elderly (≥65yo) patients seen at an outpatient facility within the Einstein/Montefiore system from January 1st 1997 to May 1st 2008 who also had a complete blood count performed within 3 months of the initial visit...
November 2013: American Journal of Hematology
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