Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 12

December 2008

Volume 56, Issue 12

Pages 2171–2413

  1. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Recovery of Activities of Daily Living in Older Adults After Hospitalization for Acute Medical Illness (pages 2171–2179)

      Cynthia M. Boyd, C. Seth Landefeld, Steven R. Counsell, Robert M. Palmer, Richard H. Fortinsky, Denise Kresevic, Christopher Burant and Kenneth E. Covinsky

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02023.x

    2. Area-Level Poverty Is Associated with Greater Risk of Ambulatory–Care–Sensitive Hospitalizations in Older Breast Cancer Survivors (pages 2180–2187)

      Mario Schootman, Donna B. Jeffe, Min Lian, Anjali D. Deshpande, William E. Gillanders, Rebecca Aft and Walton Sumner

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02002.x

    3. Effect of Physical Activity Counseling on Disability in Older People: A 2-Year Randomized Controlled Trial (pages 2188–2194)

      Mikaela B. Von Bonsdorff, Raija Leinonen, Urho M. Kujala, Eino Heikkinen, Timo Törmäkangas, Mirja Hirvensalo, Minna Rasinaho, Sirkka Karhula, Minna Mänty and Taina Rantanen

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02000.x

    4. The Effect of Technology-Supported, Multidisease Care Management on the Mortality and Hospitalization of Seniors (pages 2195–2202)

      David A. Dorr, Adam B. Wilcox, Cherie P. Brunker, Rachel E. Burdon and Steven M. Donnelly

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02005.x

    5. Cumulative Anticholinergic Exposure Is Associated with Poor Memory and Executive Function in Older Men (pages 2203–2210)

      Ling Han, Joseph V. Agostini and Heather G. Allore

      Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02009.x

    6. Prognostic Significance of Potential Frailty Criteria (pages 2211–2216)

      Marc D. Rothman, Linda Leo-Summers and Thomas M. Gill

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02008.x

    7. Does Low to Moderate Alcohol Intake Protect Against Cognitive Decline in Older People? (pages 2217–2224)

      David J. Stott, Alison Falconer, Gillian D. Kerr, Heather M. Murray, Stella Trompet, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, Brendan Buckley, Anton J. M. De Craen, Naveed Sattar and Ian Ford

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02007.x

    8. Effect of Computerized Provider Order Entry with Clinical Decision Support on Adverse Drug Events in the Long-Term Care Setting (pages 2225–2233)

      Jerry H. Gurwitz, Terry S. Field, Paula Rochon, James Judge, Leslie R. Harrold, Chaim M. Bell, Monica Lee, Kathleen White, Jane LaPrino, Janet Erramuspe-Mainard, Martin DeFlorio, Linda Gavendo, Joann L. Baril, George Reed and David W. Bates

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02004.x

    9. Effective Exercise for the Prevention of Falls: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (pages 2234–2243)

      Catherine Sherrington, Julie C. Whitney, Stephen R. Lord, Robert D. Herbert, Robert G. Cumming and Jacqueline C. T. Close

      Version of Record online: 31 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02014.x

    10. Neutrophils of Centenarians Show Function Levels Similar to Those of Young Adults (pages 2244–2251)

      Patricia Alonso-Fernández, Marta Puerto, Ianire Maté, José Manuel Ribera and Mónica De La Fuente

      Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02018.x

    11. Association Between Changes in Habitual Physical Activity and Changes in Bone Density, Muscle Strength, and Functional Performance in Elderly Men and Women (pages 2252–2260)

      Robin M. Daly, Henrik G. Ahlborg, Karin Ringsberg, Per Gardsell, Ingemar Sernbo and Magnus K. Karlsson

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02039.x

    12. Overweight and Obesity in Old Age Are Not Associated with Greater Dementia Risk : (See editorial comments by Dr. David S. Knodman, pp 2349–2350) (pages 2261–2266)

      Anna K. Dahl, Minna Löppönen, Raimo Isoaho, Stig Berg and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01958.x

  2. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Death Certificate Inaccuracy and Underreporting of Injury in Elderly People (pages 2267–2272)

      Marian E. Betz, Sean P. Kelly and Jonathan Fisher

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02001.x

    2. Predictors of In-Hospital and Long-Term Clinical Outcome in Elderly Patients with Massive Pulmonary Embolism Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy (pages 2273–2277)

      Silvana De Bonis, Domenico Rendina, Giuseppe Vargas, Dario Di Minno, Vincenzo Piedimonte, Giovanni Gallotta and Alfredo Postiglione

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02012.x

    3. Is Preoperative Anxiety and Depression Associated with Onset of Delirium After Cardiac Surgery in Older Patients? A Prospective Cohort Study (pages 2278–2284)

      Elke Detroyer, Fabienne Dobbels, Els Verfaillie, Geert Meyfroidt, Paul Sergeant and Koen Milisen

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02013.x

    4. Sustained Benzodiazepine Use in a Community Sample of Older Adults (pages 2285–2291)

      Keith R. Stowell, Chung-Chou H. Chang, JoniVander Bilt, Gary P. Stoehr and Mary Ganguli

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02011.x

    5. Preliminary Evidence for Subdimensions of Geriatric Frailty: The MacArthur Study of Successful Aging (pages 2292–2297)

      Catherine A. Sarkisian, Tara L. Gruenewald, W. John Boscardin and Teresa E. Seeman

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02041.x

  3. Brief Methodological Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. The Aggressive Behavior Scale: A New Scale to Measure Aggression Based on the Minimum Data Set (pages 2298–2303)

      Christopher M. Perlman and John P. Hirdes

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02048.x

  4. Drugs and Pharmacology

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. The Effect of Transitioning to Medicare Part D Drug Coverage in Seniors Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (pages 2304–2310)

      William H. Shrank, Amanda R. Patrick, Alex Pedan, Jennifer M. Polinski, Laleh Varasteh, Raisa Levin, Nan Liu and Sebastian Schneeweiss

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02025.x

  5. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Survival in Elderly Persons with Down Syndrome (pages 2311–2316)

      Antonia M. W. Coppus, Heleen M. Evenhuis, Gert-Jan Verberne, Frank E. Visser, Ben A. Oostra, Piet Eikelenboom, Willem A. Van Gool, A. Cecile J. W. Janssens and Cornelia M. Van Duijn

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01999.x

  6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Program at Home: A Veterans Affairs Healthcare Program to Deliver Hospital Care in the Home (pages 2317–2322)

      Scott L. Mader, Marijo C. Medcraft, Carol Joseph, Kay L. Jenkins, Nancy Benton, Kathleen Chapman, Maggie A. Donius, Carol Baird, Richard Harper, Yasmin Ansari, Jim A. Jackson and William Schutzer

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02006.x

    2. Successful Dissemination of a Community-Based Strength Training Program for Older Adults by Peer and Professional Leaders: The People Exercising Program (pages 2323–2329)

      Jennifer E. Layne, Susan E. Sampson, Charlotte J. Mallio, Patricia L. Hibberd, John L. Griffith, Sai Krupa Das, William J. Flanagan and Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02010.x

  7. Special Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults in Aging Research : (See editorial comments by Dr. Stephanie Studenski, pp 2351–2352) (pages 2340–2348)

      Lona Mody, Douglas K. Miller, Joanne M. McGloin, Marcie Freeman, Edward R. Marcantonio, Jay Magaziner and Stephanie Studenski

      Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02015.x

  8. Editorials

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. When Being Thin Is Not a Virtue (pages 2349–2350)

      David S. Knopman

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02047.x

  9. Letters to the Editors

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. AGE BIAS IN CLINICAL TRIALS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE TREATMENT (pages 2353–2354)

      Anoja Rajapakse, Senaka Rajapakse and Jeremy Playfer

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02024.x

    2. PROPENSITY SCORING (page 2354)

      Robert L. Kane

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02020.x

    3. RESPONSE TO DR. ROBERT KANE (pages 2354–2355)

      David Casarett and Zhen Chen

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02042.x

    4. RESPONSE TO TSAI ET AL. (page 2355)

      Helen Gaskell, Helen Gaskell, Andrew Moore and Henry J. McQuay

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02022.x

    5. RESPONSE TO DR. GASKELL ET AL. (pages 2355–2356)

      Reid D. Landes, Pao-Feng Tsai and Cornelia Beck

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02030.x

    6. THE MENTAL STATUS VITAL SIGN (pages 2358–2359)

      Kenneth Boockvar, Kenneth Shay, Thomas Edes, Joan Stein, Barbara Kamholz, Joseph Flaherty, John Morley, Marianne Shaughnessy, Brian Bronson and Rita Shapiro

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02029.x

    7. DEPRESSION AND MEDICAL ILLNESS IN CHINESE NONAGENARIANS AND CENTENARIANS (pages 2359–2361)

      Huang Chang-Quan, Dong Bi-Rong, Wu Hong-Mei, Zhang Yan-Ling and Wu Jin-Hui

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02019.x

    8. POLYCYTEMIA VERA PRESENTING AS SUDDEN-ONSET COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT (pages 2362–2363)

      Gonnie M. Alkemade and Jorien M. Willems

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02021.x

    9. EFFECTS OF GHRELIN TREATMENT ON PATIENTS UNDERGOING TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: DIFFERENT OUTCOMES FROM STUDIES IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC AND PULMONARY CACHEXIA (pages 2363–2365)

      Takashi Akamizu, Hiroshi Iwakura, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Toshinori Murayama, Eriko Sumi, Satoshi Teramukai, Koji Goto, Eijiro Ohnishi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Keiichi Kawanabe, Manabu Nankaku, Noriaki Ichihashi, Tadao Tsuboyama, Ken Tamai, Masako Kataoka, Takashi Nakamura, Kenji Kangawa and for the Osteoarthritis—Total Hip Replacement Clinical Study Team

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02031.x

    10. RARE DISEASES IN ELDERLY PERSONS (pages 2365–2366)

      Intissar Sleiman, Renzo Rozzini and Marco Trabucchi

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02016.x

    11. APOLIPOPROTEIN E GENOTYPE DOES NOT PREDICT 9-YEAR ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY IN BRAZILIAN OLDER ADULTS: THE BAMBUI COHORT STUDY (pages 2366–2368)

      M. Fernanda Lima-Costa, Sérgio V. Peixoto, Maristela Taufer and Emílio H. Moriguchi

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02033.x

    12. GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE (page 2368)

      Michael Ethan Stern and Neal Flomenbaum

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02038.x

    13. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERIODONTAL STATUS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS IN AN ELDERLY POPULATION OF NONSMOKERS IN BANGLADESH (pages 2368–2370)

      Rahena Akhter, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Shingo Moriya, Haruhiko Kashiwazaki, Nobuo Inoue and Manabu Morita

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02036.x

    14. SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE PREVALENCE OF FRAILTY IN A POPULATION AGED 75 AND OLDER IN SPAIN (pages 2370–2371)

      Marta Fernandez-Bolaños, Ángel Otero, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, François Beland, Teresa Alarcón, Canto De Hoyos and Maria Victoria Castell

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02032.x

  10. Notices

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. Conferences and Courses (pages 2373–2375)

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02120.x

  11. Author Index

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. AUTHOR INDEX TO VOLUME 56 (pages 2376–2384)

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.auindex_12.x

  12. Subject Index

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Drugs and Pharmacology
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorials
    10. Letters to the Editors
    11. Notices
    12. Author Index
    13. Subject Index
    1. SUBJECT INDEX TO VOLUME 56 (pages 2385–2413)

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.subindex_12.x

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