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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Geriatrics 2016

From: Wiley Geriatrics
JAGS’ Top 15 Most Talked About Articles in 2016
Here are the top 15 articles published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) in 2016 as measured by Altmetric, which provides a measure of the quality and quantity of online attention each article receives in traditional news outlets and on social media. Click the @AGSJournal twitter summaries to learn more.
Can a Healthy Lifestyle Compress the Disabled Period in Older Adults?
@AGSJournal: Walking greater distances and having a better diet is associated with a compression of the period spent disabled
Mediation of Cognitive Function Improvements by Strength Gains After Resistance Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Outcomes of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training
@AGSJournal: Strength training has clinically relevant benefits for cognitive function, muscle strength, and aerobic capacity
Driving Cessation and Health Outcomes in Older Adults
@AGSJournal: Stopping driving for older adults may contribute to a variety of health problems, particularly depression
Providing Acute Care at Home: Community Paramedics Enhance an Advanced Illness Management Program-Preliminary Data
@AGSJournal: The Community Paramedicine model may enhance care for homebound individuals with advanced illness
High Dose Monthly Vitamin D for Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infection in Older Long-Term Care Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial
@AGSJournal: High-dose vitamin D3 reduced acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents but also increased falls
Compression of Morbidity Is Observed Across Cohorts with Exceptional Longevity
@AGSJournal: There is a compression of morbidity at oldest ages that is generalizable to longevity in ethnically diverse groups
Willingness and Ability of Older Adults in the Emergency Department to Provide Clinical Information Using a Tablet Computer
@AGSJournal: Half of older adults in the ED are willing to give health info via tablets, but most can’t enter the info correctly
Effect of Reproductive History and Exogenous Hormone Use on Cognitive Function in Mid- and Late Life
@AGSJournal: Reproductive life events related to sex hormones are positively related to aspects of cognition in later life
Antipsychotic Medication for Prevention and Treatment of Delirium in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
@AGSJournal: Use of antipsychotic meds are not associated with delirium duration, severity, or hospital/ICU length-of-stay
Global Sensory Impairment in Older Adults in the United States
@AGSJournal:Two-thirds of community-dwelling U.S. adults aged 57 to 85 have two or more sensory deficits
High-Risk Medications in Hospitalized Elderly Adults: Are We Making It Easy to Do the Wrong Thing?
@AGSJournal: Default doses in electronic medical records are often greater than what is recommended for high-risk medications
Effects of Home Based Tai Chi and Lower Extremity Training and Self Practice on Falls and Functional Outcomes in Older Fallers from the Emergency Department Randomized Controlled Trial
@AGSJournal: Tai chi reduces falls more than conventional lower extremity training, with effects lasting for at least 1 year
Potentially Unsafe Activities and Living Conditions of Older Adults with Dementia
@AGSJournal: Older adults with dementia who are not aware of the diagnosis are more likely to engage in unsafe behaviors
How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life
@AGSJournal: Despite what we might think, doctors don’t die that differently than the rest of the U.S. population
Prevalence and Predictors of Fatigue in Middle-aged and Older Adults: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study
@AGSJournal: The prevalence of fatigue in men and women was much higher than that reported in literature

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