Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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March 2006

Volume 54, Issue 3

Pages 391–574

  1. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infections in Older People (pages 391–396)

      Keith S. Kaye, Richard Sloane, Daniel J. Sexton and Kenneth A. Schmader

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00651.x

    2. Impaired Fasting Glucose Is Associated with Increased Arterial Stiffness in Elderly People without Diabetes Mellitus: The Rotterdam Study (pages 397–404)

      Nicole M. Van Popele, A. Elizabeth Hak, Francesco U. S. Mattace-Raso, Michiel L. Bots, Deirdre A.M. Van Der Kuip, Robert S. Reneman, Arnold P. G. Hoeks, Albert Hofman, Diederick E. Grobbee and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00614.x

    3. The Effect of Age on Lower Urinary Tract Function: A Study in Women (pages 405–412)

      Mathias H.-D. Pfisterer, Derek J. Griffiths, Werner Schaefer, PhD and Neil M. Resnick

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00613.x

    4. Abdominal Obesity Is an Independent Risk Factor for Chronic Heart Failure in Older People (pages 413–420)

      Barbara J. Nicklas, Matteo Cesari, Brenda W.J.H. Penninx, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Jingzhong Ding, Anne Newman, Dalane W. Kitzman, Alka M. Kanaya, Marco Pahor and Tamara B. Harris

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00624.x

    5. Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in Older Persons with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Evidence for an Age–Statin Interaction (pages 421–430)

      JoAnne Micale Foody, Saif S. Rathore, Deron Galusha, Frederick A. Masoudi, Edward P. Havranek, Martha J. Radford and Harlan M. Krumholz

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00635.x

    6. Poor Sleep Is Associated with Higher Plasma Proinflammatory Cytokine Interleukin-6 and Procoagulant Marker Fibrin D-Dimer in Older Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease (pages 431–437)

      Roland von Känel, Joel E. Dimsdale, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Paul J. Mills, Thomas L. Patterson, Christine L. McKibbin, Christopher Archuleta and Igor Grant

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00642.x

    7. The Effects of 6 Months of Increased Water Intake on Blood Sodium, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Blood Pressure, and Quality of Life in Elderly (Aged 55–75) Men (pages 438–443)

      Mark G. Spigt, J. A. Knottnerus, Klaas R. Westerterp, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and C. P. van Schayck

      Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00606.x

    8. Influence of Aging and Denture Use on Liquid Swallowing in Healthy Dentulous and Edentulous Older People (pages 444–449)

      Mineka Yoshikawa, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Toshikazu Nagasaki, Keiji Tanimoto, Kazuhiro Tsuga and Yasumasa Akagawa

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00619.x

    9. Electronic Medical Record Reminder Improves Osteoporosis Management After a Fracture: A Randomized, Controlled Trial (pages 450–457)

      Adrianne Feldstein, Patricia J. Elmer, David H. Smith, Michael Herson, Eric Orwoll, Chuhe Chen, Mikel Aickin and Martha C. Swain

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00618.x

    10. Nursing Home Capabilities and Decisions to Hospitalize: A Survey of Medical Directors and Directors of Nursing (pages 458–465)

      Joan L. Buchanan, Rachel L. Murkofsky, Alistair James O'Malley, Sarita L. Karon, David Zimmerman, Daryl J. Caudry and Edward R. Marcantonio

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00620.x

    11. Patterns and Predictors of Smoking Cessation in an Elderly Cohort (pages 466–471)

      Heather E. Whitson, Mitchell T. Heflin and Bruce M. Burchett

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00641.x

    12. Are Patient Preferences for Life-Sustaining Treatment Really a Barrier to Hospice Enrollment for Older Adults with Serious Illness? (pages 472–478)

      David Casarett, Peter H. Van Ness, John R. O'Leary and Terri R. Fried

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00628.x

  2. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. Delirium and Its Motoric Subtypes: A Study of 614 Critically Ill Patients (pages 479–484)

      Josh F. Peterson, Brenda T. Pun, Robert S. Dittus, Jason W. W. Thomason, James C. Jackson, Ayumi K. Shintani and E. Wesley Ely

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00621.x

    2. Bone Density Testing in Older Women and Its Association with Patient Age (pages 485–489)

      Joan M. Neuner, Neil Binkley, Rodney A. Sparapani, Purushottam W. Laud and Ann B. Nattinger

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00622.x

    3. Is Hospice Associated with Improved End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities? (pages 490–495)

      Jean C. Munn, Laura C. Hanson, Sheryl Zimmerman, Philip D. Sloane and C. Madeline Mitchell

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00636.x

    4. Executive Dysfunction in Homebound Older People with Diabetes Mellitus (pages 496–501)

      Wei Qiao Qiu, Lori Lyn Price, Patricia Hibberd, Jennifer Buell, Lauren Collins, Drew Leins, David Mkaya Mwamburi, Irwin Rosenberg, Lauren Smaldone, Tammy M. Scott, Richard D. Siegel, Paul Summergrad, Xiaoyan Sun, Carey Wagner, Lixia Wang, Jacqueline Yee, Katherine L. Tucker and Marshal Folstein

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00632.x

    5. Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Mobility Decline in a Community-Based Sample of Older Adults (pages 502–506)

      Dan G. Blazer, Celia F. Hybels and Gerda G. Fillenbaum

      Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00607.x

    6. Higher Vulnerable Elders Survey Scores Predict Death and Functional Decline in Vulnerable Older People (pages 507–511)

      Lillian C. Min, Marc N. Elliott, Neil S. Wenger and Debra Saliba

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00615.x

  3. Education and Training

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. Interest in Geriatric Medicine in Canada: How Can We Secure a Next Generation of Geriatricians? (pages 512–519)

      Laura L. Diachun, Loretta M. Hillier and Paul Stolee

      Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00610.x

    2. The Columbia Cooperative Aging Program: An Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Approach to Geriatric Education for Medical Interns (pages 520–526)

      Mathew S. Maurer, Alex W. Costley, Patricia A. Miller, Sigrid McCabe, Shelly Dubin, Huai Cheng, Ellyn Varela-Burstein, Binh Lam, Craig Irvine, Kerrianne P. Page, Gerald Ridge and Barry Gurland, MD

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00616.x

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    3. Effectiveness of a Geriatric Medical Student Scholars Program: A Qualitative Assessment (pages 527–534)

      Linda M. Goldenhar and John R. Kues

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00617.x

  4. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. Isolation of Health Services Research from Practice and Policy: The Example of Chronic Heart Failure Management (pages 535–540)

      Hsien Seow, Christopher O. Phillips, Michael W. Rich, John A. Spertus, Harlan M. Krumholz and Joanne Lynn

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00638.x

  5. Clinical Trials and Tribulations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. COMMENT BY SECTION EDITOR (pages 541–542)

      Robert L. Kane

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00634_2.x

    2. Fighting a System Biased Toward Nursing Home Placement (pages 541–542)

      Erin E. Barrett

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00634_1.x

  6. Old Lives Tale

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. My Veteran Uncle (page 543)

      Yacov Grinshpun

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00639.x

  7. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. RESPONSE LETTER TO TAN AND LIM (pages 544–546)

      Gaëtan Gavazzi, François R. Herrmann, Fabien Stucker, Jean Daniel Graf, Jean Pierre Michel and Karl Heinz Krause

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_1_2.x

    2. PROCALCITONIN IN OLDER PEOPLE: AN UNRESOLVED PROBLEM (pages 544–546)

      Huei Nuo Tan and Wee Shiong Lim

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_1_1.x

    3. RESPONSE LETTER TO CHRIST-CRAIN AND MÜLLER (pages 546–548)

      Gaëtan Gavazzi, François R. Herrmann, Fabien Stucker, Jean Daniel Graf, Jean Pierre Michel and Karl Heinz Krause

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_2_1.x

    4. ARE ELDERLY PATIENTS POOR CANDIDATES FOR PEGYLATED INTERFERON PLUS RIBAVIRIN IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS C? (pages 549–550)

      Annarosa Floreani, Eliseo Minola, Isabella Carderi, Francesco Ferrara, Erik Rosa Rizzotto and Vincenzo Baldo

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_4.x

    5. ISOLATED DISTANT DIPLOPIA REVEALING BILATERAL CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA (pages 550–551)

      Lydie Dulou, Arnaud Dagain, Corinne Leduc, Eric Blondet and Renaud Dulou

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_5.x

    6. RESPONSE TO DRS. CHRISTMAS AND FINUCANE (pages 548–549)

      David B. Reuben and Gail A. Greendale

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_3_1.x

    7. ASYMMETRICAL LOWER EXTREMITY POWER DEFICIT AS A RISK FACTOR FOR INJURIOUS FALLS IN HEALTHY OLDER WOMEN (pages 551–553)

      Erja Portegijs, Sarianna Sipilä, Satu Pajala, Sarah E. Lamb, Markku Alen, Jaakko Kaprio, Markku Koskenvuo and Taina Rantanen

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_6.x

    8. RESPONSE LETTER TO DRS. BOYD AND LEFF (pages 553–554)

      Sarwat I. Chaudhry, Dan R. Berlowitz and John Concato

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_7_2.x

    9. QUALITY OF CARE FOR OLDER PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS WITH COMORBIDITY (pages 553–554)

      Cynthia M. Boyd and Bruce Leff

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_7_1.x

    10. UNUSUAL CAUSE OF EMESIS IN AN OCTOGENARIAN: ORGANOAXIAL GASTRIC VOLVULUS ASSOCIATED WITH PARAESOPHAGEAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA (pages 555–557)

      Tsung-Chun Lee, Kao-Lang Liu, Ming-Tsan Lin and Hsiu-Po Wang

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_9.x

    11. NATIONWIDE USE OF MEDICINES FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BY COMMUNITY-DWELLING PERSONS IN FINLAND (pages 557–558)

      Jarmo Ålander, Eija Lönnroos, Sirpa Hartikainen and Timo Klaukka

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_10.x

    12. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS (pages 558–559)

      Mari Suzuki, Hiroyuki Umegaki, Satsuki Ieda, Nanaka Mogi and Akihisa Iguchi

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_11.x

    13. AGE, SOCIAL STRATUM, AND OBESITY IN LATIN AMERICA: SIMILARITIES IN THE INEQUALITIES FOR OLDER PEOPLE (pages 559–560)

      Matheus Roriz-Cruz, Idiane Rosset, Masayuki Ishine, Teiji Sakagami, Jarbas S. Roriz, Ademar Chiez Jr, Rosalina Partezani-Rodrigues, Antonio C. De Souza, Toru Kita and Kozo Matsubayashi

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_12.x

    14. PURPLE URINE BAG SYNDROME IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS (pages 560–561)

      Maria W. S. Tang

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_13.x

    15. ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE IN OLDEST-OLD INDIVIDUALS AFTER SURGICAL STRESS (pages 561–563)

      Gaetano Di Vita, Rosalia Patti, Salvatore Buscemi, Marcello Donati, Enrico Cillari, Maria Garofano, Francesco Arcoleo, Domenico Lio, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Giuseppina Candore and Calogero Caruso

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00643_14.x

  8. Referee Acknowledgment

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
  9. Notices

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Education and Training
    5. Ethics, Public Policy, and Medical Economics
    6. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    7. Old Lives Tale
    8. Letters to the Editor
    9. Referee Acknowledgment
    10. Notices
    1. Conferences and Courses (pages 567–574)

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.05403002.x

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