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The comorbidities of elderly oncologic patients.
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PMID:  10867167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The scope of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of comorbidity in elderly subjects with neoplastic diseases, and to compare it to those without tumor pathologies. Three groups of patients have been considered: (A)35 elderly oncological patients; (B)38 young/adult oncological patients; (C)25 elderly patients without oncological pathology. After clinical evaluation and pathohistological diagnostic analysis, the concomitant pathologies have been estimated by means of two methods: (i)the Satariano's score; and (ii)the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Statistical analyses performed by using the Chi-square and the Student's t-test gave coherent results, and revealed that the prevalence of comorbidities was the highest in Group C, and displayed significantly reduced prevalences in the sequence Group B, Group A.
Authors:
Malauguarnera; Di Mauro S; Laurino; Motta; Di Fazio I; Maugeri
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  237-244     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Cannizzaro Hospital, Italy
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