Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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March 2002

Volume 50, Issue 3

Pages 405–592

  1. Highlights

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
  2. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Alendronate Reduces the Risk of Multiple Symptomatic Fractures: Results from the Fracture Intervention Trial (pages 409–415)

      Silvina Levis, Sara A. Quandt, Desmond Thompson, Jean Scott, Diane L. Schneider, Philip D. Ross, # Dennis Black, Shailaja Suryawanshi, Marc Hochberg, John Yates and The FIT Research Group

      Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50102.x

    2. Glucose, Blood Pressure, and Lipid Control in Older People with and without Diabetes Mellitus: The Cardiovascular Health Study (pages 416–423)

      Nicholas L. Smith, Peter J. Savage, Susan R. Heckbert, Joshua I. Barzilay, Vera A. Bittner, Lewis H. Kuller and Bruce M. Psaty

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50103.x

    3. Relationship of Race/Ethnicity and Blood Pressure to Change in Cognitive Function (pages 424–429)

      Arline D. Bohannon, Gerda G. Fillenbaum, Carl F. Pieper, Joseph T. Hanlon and Dan G. Blazer

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50104.x

    4. Oral Care Reduces Pneumonia in Older Patients in Nursing Homes (pages 430–433)

      Takeyoshi Yoneyama, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Takashi Ohrui, Hideki Mukaiyama, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kanji Hoshiba, Shinichi Ihara, Shozo Yanagisawa, Shiro Ariumi, Tomonori Morita, Yasuro Mizuno, Takayuki Ohsawa, Yasumasa Akagawa, Kenji Hashimoto, Hidetada Sasaki and Members Of The Oral Care Working Group

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50106.x

    5. Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Older Veterans: Does the Pneumonia Prognosis Index Help? (pages 434–438)

      Lona Mody, Rongjun Sun and Suzanne Bradley

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50107.x

    6. Severe Dementia and Adverse Outcomes of Nursing Home-Acquired Pneumonia: Evidence for Mediation by Functional and Pathophysiological Decline (pages 439–448)

      Jenny T. Van Der Steen, Marcel E. Ooms, David R. Mehr, Gerrit Van Der Wal and Miel W. Ribbe

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50108.x

    7. Clinical Features and Functional Outcome of Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Patients Aged 85 and Older (pages 449–454)

      Adrià Arboix, A. Vall-Llosera, Lluis García-Eroles, Joan Massons, Montserrat Oliveres and Cecilia Targa

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50109.x

    8. Rapid Resting Heart Rate: A Simple and Powerful Predictor of Osteoporotic Fractures and Mortality in Older Women (pages 455–460)

      Deborah M. Kado, Li-yung L. Lui, Steven R. Cummings and The Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50110.x

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      The Relationship Between Leg Power and Physical Performance in Mobility-Limited Older People (pages 461–467)

      Jonathan F. Bean Md, Dan K. Kiely, Seth Herman, Suzanne G. Leveille, Kelly Mizer, Walter R. Frontera and Roger A. Fielding

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50111.x

    10. The Relationship Between Lower Body Strength and Obstructed Gait in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (pages 468–473)

      Ecosse L. Lamoureux, William A. Sparrow, Aron Murphy and Robert U. Newton

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50112.x

    11. Development and Validation of a Risk-Adjustment Index for Older Patients: The High-Risk Diagnoses for the Elderly Scale (pages 474–481)

      Mayur M. Desai, Sidney T. Bogardus Jr., Christianna S. Williams, Gail Vitagliano and Sharon K. Inouye

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50113.x

    12. Central Auditory Dysfunction May Precede the Onset of Clinical Dementia in People with Probable Alzheimer's Disease (pages 482–488)

      George A. Gates, Alexa Beiser, Thomas S. Rees, Ralph B. D'Agostino and Philip A. Wolf

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50114.x

    13. Urinary Incontinence and Psychological Distress in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (pages 489–495)

      Hillary R. Bogner, Joseph J. Gallo, Mary D. Sammel, Daniel E. Ford, Haroutune K. Armenian and William W. Eaton

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50115.x

    14. Medical Care Inconsistent with Patients' Treatment Goals: Association with 1-Year Medicare Resource Use and Survival (pages 496–500)

      Joan M. Teno, Elliott S. Fisher, Mary Beth Hamel, Kristen Coppola and Neal V. Dawson

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50116.x

    15. The Last 48 Hours of Life in Long-Term Care: A Focused Chart Audit (pages 501–506)

      Pippa Hall, Cori Schroder and Lynda Weaver

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50117.x

    16. Does Receipt of Hospice Care in Nursing Homes Improve the Management of Pain at the End of Life? (pages 507–515)

      Susan C. Miller, Vincent Mor, Ning Wu, Pedro Gozalo and Kate Lapane

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50118.x

  3. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Characteristics Associated with Fear of Falling and Activity Restriction in Community-Living Older Persons (pages 516–520)

      Susan L. Murphy, Christianna S. Williams and Thomas M. Gill

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50119.x

    2. Prescription Duration After Drug Copay Changes in Older People: Methodological Aspects (pages 521–525)

      Sebastian Schneeweiss, Malcolm Maclure and Stephen B. Soumerai

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50120.x

    3. Restraint Use, Restraint Orders, and the Risk of Falls in Hospitalized Patients (pages 526–529)

      Ronald I. Shorr, M. Katherine Guillen, Linda C. Rosenblatt, Kathryn Walker, Cynthia E. Caudle and Stephen B. Kritchevsky

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50121.x

  4. Brief Methodological Report

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. The GPCOG: A New Screening Test for Dementia Designed for General Practice (pages 530–534)

      Henry Brodaty, Dimity Pond, Nicola M. Kemp, Georgina Luscombe, Louise Harding, Karen Berman and Felicia A. Huppert

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50122.x

  5. Progress in Geriatrics

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Xerostomia and the Geriatric Patient (pages 535–543)

      Jonathan A. Ship, Stanley R. Pillemer and Bruce J. Baum

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50123.x

  6. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Refusing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: Does Statutory Law Send the Wrong Message? (pages 544–550)

      Carol E. Sieger, Jason F. Arnold and Judith C. Ahronheim

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50124.x

    2. Care of Patients Nearing Death: Another View (pages 551–553)

      Thomas E. Finucane

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50125.x

  7. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Sensitivity and Specificity of Cognitive and Functional Screening Instruments for Dementia: The Indo-U.S. Dementia Epidemiology Study (pages 554–561)

      Rajesh Pandav, Gerda Fillenbaum, Graham Ratcliff, Hiroko Dodge and Mary Ganguli

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50126.x

  8. Special Series: Managed Care

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. A Comparison of Two Methods for Identifying Frail Medicare-Aged Persons (pages 562–569)

      Kathleen K. Brody, Richard E. Johnson, L. Douglas Ried, Paula C. Carder and Nancy Perrin

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50127.x

  9. Special Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
  10. Geriatric Literature

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis: Beyond the Ultrasound Report : Does This Patient Have Deep Vein Thrombosis? (pages 577–580)

      SS Anand, PS Wells, Hunt D et al. JAMA 1998, Andrew Dunn and Thomas McGinn

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50129.x

  11. Editorials

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. Oral Health is Cost-Effective to Maintain but Costly to Ignore (pages 584–585)

      Margaret Terpenning and Kenneth Shay

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50131.x

  12. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Highlights
    3. Clinical Investigations
    4. Brief Reports
    5. Brief Methodological Report
    6. Progress in Geriatrics
    7. Ethics, Public Policy & Medical Economics
    8. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    9. Special Series: Managed Care
    10. Special Article
    11. Geriatric Literature
    12. Editorials
    13. Letters to the Editor
    1. In reply: (pages 589–590)

      Margaret S. Terpenning and George Taylor

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50301.x

    2. Reducing Delirium After Hip Fracture (page 589)

      James R. Webster Jr.

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.t01-1-50133.x

    3. Aspiration Pneumonia and Altered Dental Status (page 589)

      Thomas E. Finucane

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.t01-1-50134.x

    4. Are the Unsafe Combinations Always Inappropriate? (page 590)

      Vedamurthy Adhiyaman and Muhammad Asghar

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.t01-1-50135.x

    5. In reply: (pages 590–591)

      Maria Stella T Giron, Hui-Xin Wang, Bengt Winbald, Johan Fastbom, Cecilia Bernstein and Mats Thorslund

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50302.x

    6. Outpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management (page 591)

      Mark E. Williams and T. Franklin Williams

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.t01-1-50136.x

    7. In Reply: (pages 591–592)

      Chad Boult, Lisa B. Boult, Division Of Geriatrics, Department Of Medicine, School Of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Lynne Morishita, Bryan Dowd, Robert L. Kane and Cristina F. Urdangarin

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2002 | DOI: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50303.x

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