from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of energy; inactivity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of energy; passivity. Also anergy.
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An earlier study by Dr. Maurer and the Stroud Center for the Studies of Quality of Life at Columbia University showed that anergia may stem from many conditions, including heart and kidney dysfunction, arthritis, lung disease, anemia and depression.
With the help of a non-invasive method of monitoring human activity, doctors and researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are shedding new light on a syndrome affecting nearly 40 percent of older adults with heart failure: anergia.
"The overall goal of our current research efforts is to develop methods to evaluate and assess the causal or contributing factors of anergia in order to develop interventions to decrease morbidity and mortality due to this syndrome," Dr. Maurer says.
Whether anergia is a result of heart failure or perhaps a potential underlying contributing factor is not entirely clear.
Encouraged by the results, Maurer and his team have applied for a $2 million NIH grant to gather more data to further study the origins and challenges of treating anergia.
In the current study, Dr. Maurer, together with Susan Delisle, NP, and the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab at Columbia University, found significant discrepancies between self-reported fatigue and actigraphy readings, suggesting that these readings provide complimentary and important information about the link between heart failure, sleep disorders and impairments in health-related quality of life that may be operative through anergia.