The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, "Diagnoses infrequently considered-mild congenital hemophilia, acquired hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and platelet dysfunction-can contribute to acute bleeding in older adults. The approach to management of bleeding varies. Management of acute bleeding in older adults can be challenging because these patients often have chronic comorbidity and have been prescribed long-term concomitant medications that can complicate diagnosis and treatment."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Prompt recognition of acquired hemophilia, referral to an expert hematologist, and timely initiation of treatment could improve outcome in older patients who experience bleeding episodes resulting from this condition."
For more information on this research see: Acquired inhibitors: a special case of bleeding in older adults. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2012;2012():308109. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research - www.hindawi.com/journals/cggr/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.G. Stefanacci, Dept. of Health Policy & Public Health, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: Hematology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hemophilia A, United States, North and Central America.
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