Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 11

November 2008

Volume 56, Issue 11

Pages 1991–2170

  1. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Changes in Muscle Mass, Muscle Strength, and Power but Not Physical Function Are Related to Testosterone Dose in Healthy Older Men (pages 1991–1999)

      Thomas W. Storer, Linda Woodhouse, , Lynne Magliano, Atam B. Singh, Connie Dzekov, Jeanne Dzekov and Shalender Bhasin

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01927.x

    2. Association Between Testosterone and Estradiol and Age-Related Decline in Physical Function in a Diverse Sample of Men (pages 2000–2008)

      Andre B. Araujo, Thomas G. Travison, Shalender Bhasin, Gretchen R. Esche, Rachel E. Williams, Richard V. Clark and John B. McKinlay

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01965.x

    3. Hematopoietic Capacity and Exceptional Survival: The Leiden Longevity Study (pages 2009–2013)

      Jorien M. Willems, Stella Trompet, P. Eline Slagboom, Anton J.M. De Craen and Rudi G.J. Westendorp

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01933.x

    4. Cognitive Status and Physical Function in Older African Americans (pages 2014–2019)

      Maria L. Nieto, Steven M. Albert, Lisa A. Morrow and Judith Saxton

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01938.x

    5. Risk Factors for Fracture Following a Fall Among Older People in Residential Care Facilities in Australia (pages 2020–2026)

      Jian Sheng Chen, Judy M. Simpson, Lyn M. March, Ian D. Cameron, Robert G. Cumming, Stephen R. Lord, Markus J. Seibel and Philip N. Sambrook

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01954.x

    6. Serum Parathyroid Hormone Levels Predict Falls in Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus (pages 2027–2032)

      Denise K. Houston, Ann V. Schwartz, Jane A. Cauley, Frances A. Tylavsky, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Tamara B. Harris, Nathalie De Rekeneire, Gary G. Schwartz, Stephen B. Kritchevsky and for the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01966.x

    7. Factors Associated with Antimicrobial Use in Nursing Homes: A Multilevel Model (pages 2039–2044)

      Stephen R. Benoit, Wato Nsa, Chesley L. Richards, Dale W. Bratzler, Abigail M. Shefer, Lynn M. Steele and John A. Jernigan

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01967.x

    8. Exercise Training and Plasma C-Reactive Protein and Interleukin-6 in Elderly People (pages 2045–2052)

      Barbara J. Nicklas, Fang-Chi Hsu, Tina J. Brinkley, Timothy Church, Bret H. Goodpaster, Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Marco Pahor

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01994.x

    9. Does Poorer Familiarity with Medicare Translate into Worse Access to Health Care? (pages 2053–2060)

      Robert O. Morgan, Cayla R. Teal, Jennifer C. Hasche, Laura A. Petersen, Margaret M. Byrne, Debora A. Paterniti and Beth A. Virnig

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01993.x

    10. Ethnic Differences in Singapore's Dementia Prevalence: The Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, and Dementia in Singapore Study (pages 2061–2068)

      Suresh Sahadevan, Seang Mei Saw, Wei Gao, Louis C.S. Tan, Jing Jih Chin, Ching ye Hong and Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01992.x

  2. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Nursing Home Assessment of Cognitive Impairment: Development and Testing of a Brief Instrument of Mental Status (pages 2069–2075)

      Joshua Chodosh, abc Maria Orlando Edelen, d Joan L. Buchanan, e Julia Ann Yosef, b Joseph G. Ouslander, fg Dan R. Berlowitz, hi Joel E. Streim and jk Debra Saliba abcd

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01944.x

    2. Cognitive Effects of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Alzheimer's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Study (pages 2076–2081)

      Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Barton W. Palmer, Jana R. Cooke, Jody Corey-Bloom, Lavinia Fiorentino, Loki Natarajan, Lianqi Liu, Liat Ayalon, Feng He and Jose S. Loredo

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01934.x

    3. Kidney Function and Cognitive Performance and Decline in Older Men (pages 2082–2088)

      Yelena Slinin, ab Misti L. Paudel, ac Areef Ishani, ab Brent C. Taylor, abc Kristine Yaffe, defg Anne M. Murray, bh Howard A. Fink, abc Eric S. Orwoll, i Steven R. Cummings, j Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, k Simerjot Jassal, l Kristine E. Ensrud and abc for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study Group

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01936.x

    4. Centenarian Offspring: Start Healthier and Stay Healthier (pages 2089–2092)

      Emily R. Adams, Vikki G. Nolan, Stacy L. Andersen, Thomas T. Perls and Dellara F. Terry

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01949.x

    5. The 6- and 12-Month Outcomes of Older Medical Inpatients Who Recover from Subsyndromal Delirium (pages 2093–2099)

      Martin G. Cole, Jane McCusker, Antonio Ciampi and Eric Belzile

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01963.x

    6. Physician Recommendations for Mammography in Women Aged 70 and Older (pages 2100–2106)

      Julie M. Kapp, Joseph W. LeMaster, Steven C. Zweig and David R. Mehr

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01964.x

    7. Suicide in Older Adults in Long-Term Care: 1990 to 2005 (pages 2107–2111)

      Briana Mezuk, Marta R. Prescott, Kenneth Tardiff, David Vlahov and Sandro Galea

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01990.x

  3. Brief Methodological Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Validation of the Triage Risk Stratification Tool to Identify Older Persons at Risk for Hospital Admission and Returning to the Emergency Department (pages 2112–2117)

      Jacques S. Lee, Graeme Schwindt, Mara Langevin, Rola Moghabghab, Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, Alex Kiss and Gary Naglie

      Article first published online: 24 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01959.x

  4. Progress in Geriatrics

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
  5. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. A Geriatric Emergency Service for Acutely Ill Elderly Patients: Pattern of Use and Comparison with a Conventional Emergency Department in Italy (pages 2131–2138)

      Fabio Salvi, Valeria Morichi, Annalisa Grilli, Raffaella Giorgi, Liana Spazzafumo, Stefano Polonara, Giuseppe De Tommaso, Alessandro Rappelli and Paolo Dessì-Fulgheri

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01991.x

  6. Old Lives Tales

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. A Helpful Nurse (page 2139)

      Shane O'Hanlon

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01982.x

  7. Clinical Trials and Tribulations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Management Styles and Care Dilemmas (pages 2140–2141)

      Gilah Silber

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01985.x

  8. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. BROKEN HEART SYNDROME IN AN 83-YEAR-OLD WOMAN (pages 2142–2143)

      Murat Biteker, Nilüfer Ekşi Duran, Sabahattin Gündüz, Özkan Candan, Funda Sungur Biteker, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Ahmet Güler and Mehmet Özkan

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01972.x

    2. EFFECT OF DIABETES SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ON LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY (pages 2143–2145)

      Ryan Chiang, Elizabeth Fairclough, Evelyn Tan and Ahmed H. Abdelhafiz

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01955.x

    3. ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SERUM CARBOXYMETHYL-LYSINE, A DOMINANT ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCT, AND ANEMIA IN ADULTS: THE BALTIMORE LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGING (pages 2145–2147)

      Richard D. Semba, Kushang V. Patel, Kai Sun, Jack M. Guralnik, William B. Ershler, Dan L. Longo and Luigi Ferrucci

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01968.x

    4. HIGH PERCENTAGE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN NONAGENARIANS (pages 2147–2148)

      Francesc Formiga, Assumpta Ferrer, Antoni Riera-Mestre, David Chivite, Joan Miquel Nolla and Ramón Pujol

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01971.x

    5. ILEOCOLIC INTUSSUSCEPTION SECONDARY TO CECAL ADENOCARCINOMA (pages 2148–2150)

      Wing-Keung Cheung, Chao-Chiang Tu and Kao-Lun Wang

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01988.x

    6. LUNG FUNCTION AS A PREDICTOR OF SURVIVAL IN VERY ELDERLY PEOPLE: THE DANISH 1905 COHORT STUDY (pages 2150–2152)

      Peter K. Jacobsen, Torben Sigsgaard, Ole F. Pedersen, Kaare Christensen and Martin R. Miller

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01969.x

    7. HIGHER CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN MIDLIFE IS ASSOCIATED WITH WORSE COGNITIVE FUNCTION 29 YEARS LATER, IN OLD AGE (pages 2152–2153)

      Kirsi Rantanen, Raija Ylikoski, Olli Häppölä and Timo E. Strandberg

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01970.x

    8. DOES IMPAIRED CEREBELLAR FUNCTION CONTRIBUTE TO RISK OF FALLS IN SENIORS? A PILOT STUDY USING FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (pages 2153–2155)

      Teresa Y. L. Liu-Ambrose, Lindsay S. Nagamatsu, Todd C. Handy and Adil Leghari

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01984.x

    9. NOCTURIA IN ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH HYPERTENSION—NO INFLUENCE OF LOW-DOSE THIAZIDE ADDED TO LOSARTAN (pages 2155–2156)

      Taro Kojima, Masahiro Akishita, Katsuya Iijima, Masato Eto and Yasuyoshi Ouchi

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01986.x

    10. DISCLOSURE OF DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS AND THE NEED FOR ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN INDIVIDUALS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (pages 2156–2157)

      Marja-Liisa Laakkonen, Minna M. Raivio, Ulla Eloniemi-Sulkava, Reijo S. Tilvis, Kaisu H. Pitkälä and Kaisu H. Pitkälä

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01987.x

    11. ELDERLY-ONSET HENOCH-SCHÖNLEIN PURPURA: A CASE SERIES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE (pages 2157–2159)

      Mark P. Diehl, Thomas Harrington and Thomas Olenginski

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01983.x

    12. A RARE CASE OF HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS WITH COMPLETE OPHTHALMOPLEGIA (pages 2160–2162)

      Xu Hui Ying, Ajeet M. Wagle, Lawrence Tan, Srinivasan Sanjay, Smita R. Hedge, Yip Chee Chew and Philip Yap

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01996.x

    13. A NEW LOOK AT AN OLD QUIZ: PALMORE'S FACTS ON AGING QUIZ TURNS 30 (pages 2162–2164)

      Brian K. Unwin, Cynthia G. Unwin, Cara Olsen and Cindy Wilson

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01998.x

    14. ERYTHROPOIETIN AND ANEMIA IN AGING AND FRAILTY (pages 2164–2165)

      Ruth E. Hubbard, M. Sinead O'Mahony and Ken W. Woodhouse

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01997.x

    15. DECREASED CANCER PREVALENCE IN THE NURSING HOME (pages 2165–2166)

      Bindu Kanapuru, Karuna Posani, Denis Muller and William B. Ershler

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01864.x

  9. Notices

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Progress in Geriatrics
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination
    7. Old Lives Tales
    8. Clinical Trials and Tribulations
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. NOTICES (pages 2167–2170)

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02087.x

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