Aging

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Influenza Vaccine Supply and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Vaccination Among the Elderly

December 2011

Age and the purchase of prescription drug insurance by older adults

December 2011

Abstract The Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program places an unprecedented degree of choice in the hands of older adults despite concerns over their ability to make effective decisions and...

Influence of Age on Perioperative Complications Among Patients Undergoing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary Prevention in the United States

December 2011

Abstract BACKGROUND- The majority of current implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) recipients are significantly older than those in the ICD trials.

Clinical characteristics of children receiving antipsychotic medication

December 2011

This study explored the demographic and diagnostic features of children who were currently receiving antipsychotics compared to children who were receiving other psychotropics in a cohort of...

One-year outcomes of community-acquired and health care-associated pneumonia in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System

December 2011

Abstract BACKGROUND: While studies have demonstrated higher medium-term mortality for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), mortality and costs have not been characterized for healthcare-associated...

Characteristics of children with elevated symptoms of mania: The longitudinal assessment of manic symptoms (LAMS) study

December 2010

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) study is to examine differences in psychiatric symptomatology, diagnoses, demographics, functioning, and...

Variability in nucleus accumbens activity mediates age-related suboptimal financial risk taking

December 2010

Abstract As human life expectancy continues to rise, financial decisions of aging investors may have an increasing impact on the global economy.

The Potential Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on U.S. Health Care Expenditures

December 2010

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has the potential to slow health care spending growth by focusing resources on health interventions that provide the most value.

Effects of Mass Media Coverage on Timing and Annual Receipt of Influenza Vaccination among Medicare Elderly

October 2010

Predictors of health utility among 60-day survivors of acute kidney injury in the VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network Study

August 2010

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after acute kidney injury (AKI) is an area of great importance to patients.

An Evaluation of Patient Self-Testing Competency of Prothrombin Time for Managing Anticoagulation: Pre-randomization Results of VA Cooperative Study #481 – The Home INR Study (THINRS).

July 2010

Prior studies suggest patient self-testing (PST) of prothrombin time (PT) can improve the quality of anticoagulation (AC) and reduce complications (e.g., bleeding and thromboembolic events).

AIDS and Declining Support for Dependent Elderly People in Africa: Retrospective Analysis Using Demographic and Health Surveys

June 2010

Objectives To determine the relation between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and support for dependent elderly people in Africa.Design Retrospective analysis using data from Demographic and Health Surveys....

Following Your Heart or Your Head: Focusing on Emotions versus Information Differentially Influences the Decisions of Younger and Older Adults

March 2010

Research on aging has indicated that whereas deliberative cognitive processes decline with age, emotional processes are relatively spared.

Policies and Politics for an Aging America

January 2010

In "Facts and Fictions About an Aging America" (Contexts, Fall 2009), our research group unpacked a series of widely held, inter-related misconceptions about our aging population and outlined the...

Preferences for dialysis withdrawal and engagement in advance care planning within a diverse sample of dialysis patients.

January 2010

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rates of dialysis withdrawal are higher among the elderly and lower among Blacks, yet it is unknown whether preferences for withdrawal and engagement in advance care...

Selective attention to emotion in the aging brain

December 2009

Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

December 2009

Context: The aging of the baby boom generation, the extension of life, and progressive increases in disability-free life expectancy have generated a dramatic demographic transition in the United...

Facts and Fictions About an Aging America

November 2009

Sociologists and others studying aging in the U.S. uncover myths that dominate public perceptions of the elderly.

Functional Status of Elderly Adults Before and After Initiation of Dialysis

October 2009

BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether functional status before dialysis is maintained after the initiation of this therapy in elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Effects of Ongoing Epidemic and Vaccine Supply on the Annual Influenza Vaccination Rate and Vaccination Timing among the Medicare Elderly: 2000-2005

October 2009

Fetuin-A and Change in Body Composition in Older Persons

October 2009

Context: Fetuin-A inhibits the insulin receptor in vitro.

Preferences for Dialysis Withdrawal and Engagement in Advance Care Planning within a Diverse Sample of Dialysis Patients.

September 2009

Background and objectives.

Inequality in Treatment Use Among Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: USA, Belgium and Quebec

July 2009

BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence that socioeconomic status has an impact on invasive treatments use after acute myocardial infarction.

Affect Dynamics, Affective Forecasting, and Aging

December 2008

Affective forecasting, experienced affect, and recalled affect were compared in younger and older adults during a task in which participants worked to win and avoid losing small monetary sums....

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