Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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August 2008

Volume 56, Issue 8

Pages 1383–1591

  1. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Effectiveness of a Falls-and-Fracture Nurse Coordinator to Reduce Falls: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of At-Risk Older Adults : (See editorial comments by Dr. Mary Tinetti on pp 1563–1565) (pages 1383–1389)

      C. Raina Elley, M. Clare Robertson, Sue Garrett, Ngaire M. Kerse, Eileen McKinlay, Beverley Lawton, Helen Moriarty, Simon A. Moyes and A. John Campbell

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01802.x

    2. Lack of Effectiveness of a Multidisciplinary Fall-Prevention Program in Elderly People at Risk: A Randomized, Controlled Trial (pages 1390–1397)

      Marike R. C. Hendriks, Michel H. C. Bleijlevens, Jolanda C. M. Van Haastregt, Harry F. J. M. Crebolder, Joseph P. M. Diederiks, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Wubbo J. Mulder, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Erik Van Rossum, Joop M. Ruijgrok, Paul A. Stalenhoef and Jacques Th. M. Van Eijk

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01803.x

    3. Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Long-Term Care Facilities: Insights from Focus Groups of Nursing Home Residents and Staff (pages 1398–1408)

      Tony Rosen, Mark S. Lachs, Ashok J. Bharucha, Scott M. Stevens, Jeanne A. Teresi, Flor Nebres and Karl Pillemer

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01808.x

    4. Health Outcome Priorities Among Competing Cardiovascular, Fall Injury, and Medication-Related Symptom Outcomes (pages 1409–1416)

      Mary E. Tinetti, Gail J. McAvay, Terri R. Fried, Heather G. Allore, JoAnna C. Salmon, Joanne M. Foody, Luann Bianco, Sandra Ginter and Liana Fraenkel

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01815.x

    5. At the Tipping Point: Predicting Severe Mobility Difficulty in Vulnerable Older Women (pages 1417–1423)

      Josette A. Rivera, Linda P. Fried, Carlos O. Weiss and Eleanor M. Simonsick

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01819.x

    6. Two-Year Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia: To What Extent Do Different Definitions Agree? (pages 1424–1433)

      Fiona E. Matthews, Blossom C. M. Stephan, Ian G. McKeith, John Bond, Carol Brayne and the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01820.x

    7. Cystatin-C, Renal Function, and Incidence of Hip Fracture in Postmenopausal Women (pages 1434–1441)

      Andrea Z. LaCroix, Jennifer S. Lee, LieLing Wu, Jane A. Cauley, Michael G. Shlipak, Susan M. Ott, John Robbins, J. David Curb, Meryl Leboff, Douglas C. Bauer, Rebecca D. Jackson, Charles L. Kooperberg and Steven R. Cummings

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01807.x

    8. Renal Net Acid Excretion Capacity Is Comparable in Prepubescence, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood but Falls with Aging (pages 1442–1448)

      Shoma Berkemeyer, Jürgen Vormann, Anke L. B. Günther, Ragnar Rylander, Lynda A. Frassetto and Thomas Remer

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01799.x

    9. A Prospective Study of the Effect of Hypertension and Baseline Blood Pressure on Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Postmenopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (pages 1449–1458)

      Karen C. Johnson, Karen L. Margolis, Mark A. Espeland, Christopher C. Colenda, Howard Fillit, JoAnn E. Manson, Kamal H. Masaki, Charles P. Mouton, Ronald Prineas, Jennifer G. Robinson, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and for the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study and Women's Health Initiative Investigators

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01806.x

    10. Healthcare Cost Differences with Participation in a Community-Based Group Physical Activity Benefit for Medicare Managed Care Health Plan Members (pages 1459–1465)

      Ronald T. Ackermann, Barbara Williams, Huong Q. Nguyen, Ethan M. Berke, Matthew L. Maciejewski and James P. LoGerfo

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01804.x

    11. Prevention of Unintentional Weight Loss in Nursing Home Residents: A Controlled Trial of Feeding Assistance (pages 1466–1473)

      Sandra F. Simmons, Emmett Keeler, Xiaohui Zhuo, Kelly A. Hickey, Hui-wen Sato and John F. Schnelle

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01801.x

  2. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Obesity, Physical Function, and Mortality in Older Adults (pages 1474–1478)

      Iain A. Lang, David J. Llewellyn, Kirsty Alexander and David Melzer

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01813.x

    2. Participation in Activity and Risk for Incident Delirium (pages 1479–1484)

      Frances M. Yang, Sharon K. Inouye, Michael A. Fearing, Dan K. Kiely, Edward R. Marcantonio and Richard N. Jones

      Article first published online: 10 JUN 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01792.x

    3. Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections: The Association Between Age and Mortality and Functional Status (pages 1485–1489)

      Preeti N. Malani, Meenakshi M. Rana, Mousumi Banerjee and Suzanne F. Bradley

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01823.x

    4. Use of Postacute Care by Nursing Home Residents Hospitalized for Stroke or Hip Fracture: How Prevalent and to What End? (pages 1490–1496)

      Carrie Hoverman, Lisa R. Shugarman, Debra Saliba and Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01824.x

    5. The Effects of Patient Function and Dependence on Costs of Care in Alzheimer's Disease (pages 1497–1503)

      Carolyn W. Zhu, Christopher Leibman, Trent McLaughlin, Nikolaos Scarmeas, Marilyn Albert, Jason Brandt, Deborah Blacker, Mary Sano and Yaakov Stern

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01798.x

    6. Circulating Blood Markers and Functional Impairment in Peripheral Arterial Disease (pages 1504–1510)

      Mary M. McDermott, Kiang Liu, Luigi Ferrucci, Lu Tian, Jack M. Guralnik, David Green, Jin Tan, Yihua Liao, William H. Pearce, Joseph R. Schneider, Kimberly McCue, Paul Ridker, Nader Rifai and Michael H. Criqui

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01797.x

    7. Increase in Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Older Americans: Results from a National Survey (pages 1511–1516)

      Xiao Chen, Mary C. White, Lucy A. Peipins and Laura C. Seeff

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01796.x

    8. Olfaction and the 5-Year Incidence of Cognitive Impairment in an Epidemiological Study of Older Adults (pages 1517–1521)

      Carla R. Schubert, Lakeesha L. Carmichael, Claire Murphy, Barbara E. K. Klein, Ronald Klein and Karen J. Cruickshanks

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01826.x

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      Maximizing Clinical Research Participation in Vulnerable Older Persons: Identification of Barriers and Motivators (pages 1522–1527)

      Edward R. Marcantonio, Jasneet Aneja, Richard N. Jones, David C. Alsop, Tamara G. Fong, Gregory J. Crosby, Deborah J. Culley, L. Adrienne Cupples and Sharon K. Inouye

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01829.x

  3. Nursing

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Obesity in Nursing Homes: A Critical Review (pages 1528–1535)

      Christine Bradway, Joseph DiResta, Irene Fleshner and Rosemary C. Polomano

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01821.x

  4. Education and Training

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
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      Europe-Wide Survey of Teaching in Geriatric Medicine (pages 1536–1542)

      Jean-Pierre Michel, Philippe Huber, Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft and a representative of each surveyed country

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01788.x

  5. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Self-Reported Health Status of Vietnamese and Non-Hispanic White Older Adults in California (pages 1543–1548)

      Dara Sorkin, Angela L. Tan, Ron D. Hays, Carol M. Mangione and Quyen Ngo-Metzger

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01805.x

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults (pages 1549–1555)

      Carol Banez, Sandra Tully, Lina Amaral, Debbie Kwan, Anita Kung, Kitty Mak, Rola Moghabghab and Shabbir M.H. Alibhai

      Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01790.x

  7. Special Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. Results, Rhetoric, and Randomized Trials: The Case of Donepezil (pages 1556–1562)

      John R. Gilstad and Thomas E. Finucane

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01844.x

  8. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
  9. Old Lives Tales

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
  10. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. COMMUNITY-DWELLING ELDERLY FALLERS IN JAPAN ARE OLDER, MORE DISABLED, AND MORE DEPRESSED THAN NONFALLERS (pages 1570–1571)

      Taizo Wada, Masayuki Ishine, Yasuko Ishimoto, Mayumi Hirosaki, Yumi Kimura, Yoriko Kasahara, Kiyohito Okumiya, Masanori Nishinaga, Kuniaki Otsuka and Kozo Matsubayashi

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01762.x

    2. SUBJECTIVE SLEEP DISTURBANCES WERE CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC FUNCTIONS IN DOSE-RESPONSIVE MANNER IN THE COMMUNITY-DWELLING ELDERLY PEOPLE IN JAPAN (pages 1571–1573)

      Masayuki Ishine, Kiyohito Okumiya, Yumi Kimura, Yoriko Kasahara, Taizo Wada, Gaku Yamanaka, Norihiro Hotta, Kuniaki Otsuka, Shogo Murakami and Kozo Matsubayashi

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01761.x

    3. SERUM CALCIUM AND PREDICTION OF COGNITIVE DECLINE IN OLD AGE (pages 1573–1574)

      Tilvis Reijo, Björkman Mikko, Sorva Antti and Strandberg Timo

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01774.x

    4. FIVE TIMES SIT TO STAND TEST IS A PREDICTOR OF RECURRENT FALLS IN HEALTHY COMMUNITY-LIVING SUBJECTS AGED 65 AND OLDER (pages 1575–1577)

      Severine Buatois, Darko Miljkovic, Patrick Manckoundia, Rene Gueguen, Patrick Miget, Guy Vançon, Philippe Perrin and Athanase Benetos

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01777.x

    5. ECONOMIC BURDEN OF INFORMAL CAREGIVERS FOR ELDERLY CHINESE IN HONG KONG (pages 1577–1578)

      Joyce H. S. You, Suzanne C. Ho and Aprille Sham

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01778.x

    6. THE GERIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (page 1579)

      Yoram Maaravi and Jochanan Stessman

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01780.x

    7. CLINICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH SYMPTOMATIC GLYCYRRHIZIN-INDUCED HYPOKALEMIA (pages 1579–1581)

      Satoshi Kurisu, Ichiro Inoue, Takuji Kawagoe, Masaharu Ishihara, Yuji Shimatani, Yasuharu Nakama, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Eisuke Kagawa, Kazuoki Dai, Toshiyuki Aokage, Junichi Matsushita and Hiroki Ikenaga

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01781.x

    8. WHO RECEIVES HOUSE CALLS? (pages 1581–1582)

      Hao Wei Liang and Steven H. Landers

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01782.x

    9. IMPROVEMENT IN OBESITY AND GLUCOSE TOLERANCE IN ELDERLY PEOPLE AFTER LIFESTYLE CHANGES 1 YEAR AFTER AN ORAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST IN A RURAL AREA IN LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (pages 1582–1583)

      Kiyohito Okumiya, Masayuki Ishine, Taizo Wada, Michiko Fujisawa, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Latsamy Siengsounthone, Xida Xyavong, Boungnong Boupha and Kozo Matsubayashi

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01784.x

    10. TAKEN BY THE WIND: FRAIL ELDER WIND ADVISORIES? (page 1584)

      Rebecca Elon

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01785.x

    11. STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY FOR TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA IN A 109-YEAR-OLD WOMAN (pages 1586–1587)

      Yves M. Rolland, Sophie Hermabessière, Gabor Abellan, Fati Nourhashemi, Philippe Bousquet, Yves Lazorthes and Bruno Vellas

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01793.x

  11. Notices

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Nursing
    5. Education and Training
    6. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations
    7. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    8. Special Articles
    9. Editorial
    10. Old Lives Tales
    11. Letters to the Editor
    12. Notices
    1. NOTICES (pages 1588–1591)

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.05608001.x

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