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Functional implications of vitamin B(12) deficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20506933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vitamin B(12) deficiency is a common but underrecognized problem in older adults. Historically, B(12) deficiency was diagnosed once a severe pernicious anemia developed. Scientific developments have led to a new understanding of a broader spectrum of B(12) deficiency and identification of a milder form of deficiency associated with food/vitamin B(12) malabsorption. Using an individual example, this article describes the functional impact of vitamin B(12) deficiency and highlights modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Authors:
Mary P Cadogan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-23     Completed Date:  2010-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-21     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
Affiliation:
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA, USA. mcadogan@sonnet.ucla.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Anorexia / etiology*
Fatigue / etiology*
Female
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatric Nursing
Humans
Nurse Practitioners
Nursing Assessment
Pain / etiology*
Risk Factors
Vitamin B 12
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / blood,  complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
68-19-9/Vitamin B 12

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