Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Cover image for Vol. 62 Issue 8

August 2014

Volume 62, Issue 8

Pages 1419–1621

  1. Clinical Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. The Mini-Mental State Examination, Clinical Factors, and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk (pages 1419–1426)

      Philip G. Joseph, Martin J O'Donnell, Koon K. Teo, Peggy Gao, Craig Anderson, Jeffrey L. Probstfield, Jackie Bosch, Rasha Khatib and Salim Yusuf

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12936

    2. Association Between Hearing Impairment and Lower Levels of Physical Activity in Older Adults (pages 1427–1433)

      Fiona E. Gispen, David S. Chen, Dane J. Genther and Frank R. Lin

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12938

    3. Depression, Antidepressants, and Bone Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review (pages 1434–1441)

      Marie Anne Gebara, Marcie L. O. Shea, Kim L. Lipsey, Steven L. Teitelbaum, Roberto Civitelli, Daniel J. Müller, Charles F. Reynolds III, Benoit H. Mulsant and Eric J. Lenze

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12945

    4. Characteristics, Treatment Practices, and In-Hospital Outcomes of Older Adults Hospitalized with Acute Myocardial Infarction (pages 1451–1459)

      Han-Yang Chen, David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Joel M. Gore, Jorge Yarzebski and Robert J. Goldberg

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12941

    5. Contribution of Noncommunicable Diseases to Medical Admissions of Elderly Adults in Africa: A Prospective, Cross-Sectional Study in Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania (pages 1460–1466)

      Rufus O. Akinyemi, Isameldin M. H. Izzeldin, Catherine Dotchin, William K. Gray, Olaleye Adeniji, Osheik A. Seidi, Josephine J. Mwakisambwe, Carl J. Mhina, Florence Mutesi, Helen Z. Msechu, Kien A. Mteta, Mayada A. M. Ahmed, Shahd H. M. Hamid, Nazik A. A. Abuelgasim, Sumia A. A. Mohamed, Ashraf Y. O. Mohamed, Fidelis Adesina, Mohammed Hamzat, Taiwo Olunuga, Venance P. Maro and Richard Walker

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12940

    6. Weight Change, Body Composition, and Risk of Mobility Disability and Mortality in Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study (pages 1476–1483)

      Rachel A. Murphy, Kushang V. Patel, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Denise K. Houston, Anne B. Newman, Annemarie Koster, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Frances A. Tylvasky, Peggy M. Cawthon, Tamara B. Harris and for the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12954

    7. Functional Benefits of Tai Chi Training in Senior Housing Facilities (pages 1484–1489)

      Brad Manor, Matt Lough, Margaret M. Gagnon, Adrienne Cupples, Peter M. Wayne and Lewis A. Lipsitz

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12946

    8. Quality of Psychopharmacological Medication Prescribing and Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes (pages 1490–1504)

      Yu-Jung Wei, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Ilene H. Zuckerman, Ting-Ying J. Huang, Nicole Brandt, Patience Moyo and Judith A. Lucas

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12939

    9. Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults with Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy: Effect on Chemotherapy-Related Toxicity and Hospitalization During Treatment (pages 1505–1512)

      Ronald J. Maggiore, William Dale, Cary P. Gross, Tao Feng, William P. Tew, Supriya G. Mohile, Cynthia Owusu, Heidi D. Klepin, Stuart M. Lichtman, Ajeet Gajra, Rupal Ramani, Vani Katheria, Laura Zavala, Arti Hurria and on behalf of the Cancer and Aging Research Group

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12942

  2. Brief Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Greater Daily Defined Dose of Antihypertensive Medication Increases the Risk of Falls in Older People—A Population-Based Study (pages 1527–1533)

      Michele L. Callisaya, James E. Sharman, Jacqueline Close, Stephen R. Lord and Velandai K. Srikanth

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12925

    2. High Arterial Pulse Wave Velocity Is a Risk Factor for Falls in Community-Dwelling Older People (pages 1534–1539)

      Alfred K. W. Wong, Stephen R. Lord, Julian N. Trollor, Daina L. Sturnieks, Kim Delbaere, Jasmine Menant, Henry Brodaty, Perminder S. Sachdev and Jacqueline C. T. Close

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12931

    3. Effectiveness and Safety of a High-Dose Weekly Vitamin D (20,000 IU) Protocol in Older Adults Living in Residential Care (pages 1546–1550)

      Fabio Feldman, Crystal Moore, Liz da Silva, Gina Gaspard, Larry Gustafson, Sonia Singh, Susan I. Barr, David D. Kitts, Wangyang Li, Hope A. Weiler and Timothy J. Green

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12927

    4. Evaluation of a Symptom-Triggered Protocol Approach to the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Older Adults (pages 1551–1555)

      Asal Taheri, Karen Dahri, Peter Chan, Maureen Shaw, Amneet Aulakh and Amir Tashakkor

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12932

    5. “Missing Pieces”—Functional, Social, and Environmental Barriers to Recovery for Vulnerable Older Adults Transitioning from Hospital to Home (pages 1556–1561)

      S. Ryan Greysen, Doug Hoi-Cheung, Veronica Garcia, Eric Kessell, Urmimala Sarkar, Lauren Goldman, Michelle Schneidermann, Jeffrey Critchfield, Edgar Pierluissi and Margot Kushel

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12928

  3. Brief Methodological Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Enhancing Communication in End-of-Life Care: A Clinical Tool Translating Between the Clinical Frailty Scale and the Palliative Performance Scale (pages 1562–1567)

      Daphna Grossman, Mark Rootenberg, Giulia-Anna Perri, Thirumagal Yogaparan, Maria DeLeon, Sue Calabrese, Cindy J. Grief, Jennifer Moore, Ashlinder Gill, Kalli Stilos, Patricia Daines, Camilla Zimmermann and Paolo Mazzotta

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12926

  4. Education and Training

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. Improving Medication Management Competency of Clinical Trainees in Geriatrics (pages 1568–1574)

      Tia Kostas, Kristin Zimmerman, Marci Salow, Mark Simone, Natalie Whitmire, James L. Rudolph and Graham T. McMahon

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12933

    2. Staying in the Game: The 10-Step Approach to Sustaining Geriatrics Education in Hospitalists and Subspecialty Providers (pages 1575–1582)

      Suzanne M. Gillespie, Lynsey E. Brandt, Anna Chang, Serena H. Chao, Amy M. Corcoran, Rachel Miller, G. Michael Harper, Sharon A. Levine and Annette Medina-Walpole

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12934

  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. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. An Evidence-Based Program to Improve Analgesic Practice and Pain Outcomes in Residential Aged Care Facilities (pages 1583–1589)

      Steven M. Savvas, Chris M. Toye, Elizabeth R. A. Beattie and Stephen J. Gibson

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12935

  6. Special Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
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      American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement (pages 1590–1593)

      American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee and Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee

      Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12924

  7. Old Lives Tales

    1. Top of page
    2. Clinical Investigations
    3. Brief Reports
    4. Brief Methodological Reports
    5. Education and Training
    6. Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Dissemination
    7. Special Articles
    8. Old Lives Tales
    9. Letters to the Editor
    10. Notices
    1. We the Living (page 1594)

      Robert A. Swendiman

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12953

  8. Letters to the Editor

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

      Movement Velocity is a Sensitive Risk Factor of Falls in High-Functioning Older Adults (pages 1595–1596)

      Akira Iwata, Yumi Higuchi, Yuki Sano, Junji Inoue, Shinya Ogaya, Hiroshi Iwata and Satoshi Fuchioka

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12959

    2. Longitudinal Neuropsychological Performance of Cognitive SuperAgers (pages 1598–1600)

      Tamar Gefen, Emily Shaw, Kristen Whitney, Adam Martersteck, John Stratton, Alfred Rademaker, Sandra Weintraub, M.-Marsel Mesulam and Emily Rogalski

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12967

    3. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Associated with Risk of Gallstone Disease in Elderly Adults (pages 1600–1602)

      Yen-Chun Lee, Jin-Shang Wu, Yi-Ching Yang, Chin-Sung Chang, Feng-Hwa Lu and Chih-Jen Chang

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12964

    4. Aging and the Novelty Pressor Effect in Men on the First Day of 7-Day/24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (pages 1602–1605)

      Kuniaki Otsuka, Kiyotaka Okajima, Takashi Yamanaka, Sachiko Oinuma, Junko Sasaki, Yasuko Taniwaki, Keiko Otsuka and Germaine Cornelissen

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12963

    5. Falls Prediction in Acute Care Units: Preliminary Results from a Prospective Cohort Study (pages 1605–1607)

      Frederic Noublanche, Romain Simon, Frederique Decavel, Marie-Claude Lefort, Cedric Annweiler and Olivier Beauchet

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12962

    6. Metabolic Syndrome, Executive Dysfunction, and Late-Onset Depression: Just a Matter of White Matter? (pages 1607–1609)

      Giovanni Viscogliosi, Paola Andreozzi, Licia Manzon, Evaristo Ettorre and Mauro Cacciafesta

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12960

    7. Case Reports

      Rapidly Progressive Ataxia During Rehabilitation and a Difficult Road to Diagnosis (pages 1609–1610)

      Yat-Fung Shea, Tuen-Ching Chan, Richard Shek-Kwan Chang, Fong-Kwong Sonny Hon, Joseph Shiu-Kwong Kwan and Leung-Wing Chu

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12955

    8. A Rare Entity with Coffee-Ground Vomit in Elderly Adults: Black Esophagus (pages 1610–1611)

      Fatih Karaahmet, Mevlut Hamamci, Sahin Coban and Ilhami Yuksel

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12952

    9. Comments/Reponses

    10. Charlson Comorbidity Index in Acutely Hospitalized Elderly Adults (pages 1614–1615)

      Nicolás Martínez-Velilla and Dina Zekry

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12951

    11. Response Letter to Martínez-Velilla and Zekry (pages 1615–1616)

      Wijnanda J. Frenkel, Erika J. Jongerius and Sophia E. J. A. de Rooij

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12947

    12. Cranberry Capsules Reducing the Incidence of What? (pages 1616–1617)

      David A. Nace and Paul J. Drinka

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12950

    13. Response to David Nace and Paul Drinka (pages 1617–1618)

      Monique A. A. Caljouw, Wilbert B. van den Hout, Hein Putter, Wilco P. Achterberg, Herman J. M. Cools and Jacobijn Gussekloo

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12949

    14. Reviewing the Safety of Loratadine for Elderly Adults: A Potential Shortcoming of the 2012 Beers Criteria (pages 1618–1619)

      Márcio Galvão Oliveira, Welma Wildes Amorim and Alfredo José Rodrigues-Neto

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12957

    15. Response to Márcio Galvão Oliveira et al. (page 1619)

      Todd Semla and Donna M. Fick

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12956

  9. Notices

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

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