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Article

Publication Date

9-18-2020

Abstract

Background: Dementia is a spectrum of neurological diseases characterized by memory impairment and cognitive decline with the pathogenesis and effective management remaining elusive. Several studies have identified a correlation between anemia and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD); however, anemia subtypes and association with ADRD have yet to be studied conclusively.

Objective: To study an association between ADRD and anemia of chronic inflammation.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of the patients, diagnosed with ADRD at Brookdale Hospital. Pair-wise comparisons between means of controls and cases in terms of iron studies and laboratory results were performed using a Mann-Whitney U test. Pair-wise comparisons between anemia subgroups (moderate and severe) were performed using a Two Sample proportion Z-Test, where for each couple of normally distributed population.

Results: There was a total of 4,517 (1,274 ADRD group; 3,243 Control group) patients. There was significant difference in hemoglobin 10.15 versus 11.04 [

Conclusion: We demonstrated an association between ADRD and anemia of chronic inflammation independent of age, renal function, and HgbA1C levels.

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Originally published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports. See https://doi.org/10.3233/ADR-200178

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