Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #531 -- April 8, 2010

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study announced the release of a new data file:

- 2009 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Version 1.0 (April 07, 2010)

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news284

Data access:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORTS:

A. "Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2008," (April 2010, .pdf and Excel format, 341p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2008/index.html

B. "Income of the Aged Chartbook, 2008," (April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 29p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/income_aged/2008/index.html

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3. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Troubled Asset Relief Program: Automaker Pension Funding and Multiple Federal Roles Pose Challenges for the Future," (GAO-10-492, April 2010, .pdf format, 77p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-492

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4. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS ISSUE BRIEFS:

A. "Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004," by Christine Caffrey (Issue Brief No. 33, April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db33.htm

B. "Vision, Hearing, Balance, and Sensory Impairment in Americans Aged 70 Years and Over: United States, 1999-2006," by Charles F. Dillon, Qiuping Gu, Howard J. Hoffman, and Chia-Wen Ko (Issue Brief No. 31, April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db31.htm

C. "Prevalence and Management of Pain, by Race and Dementia Among Nursing Home Residents: United States, 2004," by Manisha Sengupta, Anita Bercovitz, and Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin (Issue Brief No. 30, March 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db30.htm

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5. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION REPORT: "Evaluation of the Personal Health Record Pilot for Medicare Fee-For Service Enrollees from South Carolina," (2009, released April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 103p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/sp/reports/2010/phrpilot/index.shtml

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6. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: "Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke," (April 8, 2010).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2010/nhlbi-08.htm

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7. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE, PRESS RELEASE:

A. "Medicare Part D," (2009 Edition, Apr. 2010, tables 14.1-14.8, compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel [.xlsx] format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1230930&intNumPerPage=10

B. "Medicare Announces Funding for State Health Insurance Counseling Programs for 2010," (April 5, 2010).

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3661

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8. AARP REPORT: "Policy Options to Improve Specialized Transportation," by Elizabeth Ellis, Jana Lynott, and Wendy Fox-Grage (April 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/liv-com/transport/articles/i39-specialized-transportation.html

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9. NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION ISSUE BRIEF: "Maximizing the Potential of Older Adults: Benefits to State Economies and Individual Well-Being," (April 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/1004OLDERADULTS.PDF

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10. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "The Funding of State and Local Pensions 2009-2013," by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, and Laura Quinby (Brief No. 10, April 2010, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://crr.bc.edu/briefs/the_funding_of_state_and_local_pensions_2009-2013.html

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11. POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL REPORT: "The Shape of Things to Come - Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World," by Elizabeth Leahy with Robert Engelman, Carolyn Gibb Vogel, Sarah Haddock and Tod Preston (April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 96p.).

http://www.populationaction.org/Publications/Reports/The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come/Summary.shtml

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12. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: Retirement Outlook (April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.). The title article of this issue is "The Market Value of Public-Sector Pension Deficits," by Andrew G. Biggs.

http://www.aei.org/outlook/100948

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13. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 10, No. 7, Apr. 8, 2010).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

More information about FCA:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=349

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14. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Allopregnanolone reverses neurogenic and cognitive deficits in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease," by Jun Ming Wang, Chanpreet Singh, Lifei Liu, Ronald W. Irwin, Shuhua Chen, Eun Ji Chung, Richard F. Thompson, and Roberta Diaz Brinton (Vol. 107, No. 14, April 6, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 6498-6503). Note: PNAS is providing open-access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/14/6498.abstract

B. "Truncated {beta}-amyloid peptide channels provide an alternative mechanism for Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome," by Hyunbum Jang, Fernando Teran Arce, Srinivasan Ramachandran, Ricardo Capone, Rushana Azimova, Bruce L. Kagan, Ruth Nussinov, and Ratnesh Lal (Vol. 107, No. 14, April 6, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 6538-6543). Note: PNAS is providing open-access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/14/6538.abstract

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15. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES:

A. "Disheveled Hair and Ear (Dhe), a Spontaneous Mouse Lmna Mutation Modeling Human Laminopathies," by Paul R. Odgren, Craig H. Pratt, Carole A. MacKay, April Mason-Savas, Michelle Curtain, Lindsay Shopland, Tsutomu Ichicki, John P. Sundberg, and Leah Rae Donahue (PLoS ONE 5(4): e9959. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009959, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009959

B. "Inhibition of mTOR by Rapamycin Abolishes Cognitive Deficits and Reduces Amyloid-{beta} Levels in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease," by Patricia Spilman, Natalia Podlutskaya, Matthew J. Hart, Jayanta Debnath, Olivia Gorostiza, Dale Bredesen, Arlan Richardson, Randy Strong, and Veronica Galvan (PLoS ONE 5(4): e9979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009979, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009979

C. "The HSP70 Molecular Chaperone Is Not Beneficial in a Mouse Model of {alpha}-synucleinopathy," by Derya R. Shimshek, Matthias Mueller, Christoph Wiessner, Tatjana Schweizer, and P. Herman van der Putten (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010014, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010014

D. "The Mitochondrial Fusion-Promoting Factor Mitofusin Is a Substrate of the PINK1/Parkin Pathway," by Angela C. Poole, Ruth E. Thomas, Selina Yu, Evelyn S. Vincow, and Leo Pallanck (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10054. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010054, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010054

E. "Nitrated {alpha}-Synuclein Induces the Loss of Dopaminergic Neurons in the Substantia Nigra of Rats," by Zhongwang Yu, Xiaohui Xu, Zhenghua Xiang, Jianfeng Zhou, Zhaohuan Zhang, Chun Hu, and Cheng He (PLoS ONE 5(4): e9956. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009956, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009956

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16. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Trends, Major Medical Complications, and Charges Associated With Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Older Adults," by Richard A. Deyo, Sohail K. Mirza, Brook I. Martin, William Kreuter, David C. Goodman, and Jeffrey G. Jarvik (Vol. 303, No. 13, April 7, 2010, p. 1259-1265).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/303/13/1259

B. "Quality of Care Among Obese Patients," by Virginia W. Chang, David A. Asch, and Rachel M. Werner (Vol. 303, No. 13, April 7, 2010, p. 1274-1281).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/303/13/1274

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III. Working Papers:

17. WHARTON PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA): Note: WPRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

A. "Rating Retirement Advice: A Critical Assessment of Retirement Planning Software," by John A. Turner (WP2010-03, April 2010, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=854

B. "A Matter Of Trust: Understanding Worldwide Public Pension Conversions," by Kent A. Smetters and Walter Theseira (WP2010-04, April 2010, .pdf format, 50p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=855

C. "Ricardian Equivalence Under Asymmetric Information," by Kent A. Smetters and Shinici Nishiyama (WP2010-05, April 2010, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=856

D. "Optimal Portfolio Choice over the Life Cycle with Social Security," by Kent A. Smetters and Ying Chen (WP2010-06, April 2010, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=857

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18. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilation is for Mar. 28, 2010.

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-age

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 58, No. 4, April 2010).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117995531/home

20. Medical Care (Vol. 48, No. 4, April 2010).

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/pages/currenttoc.aspx

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21. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of April 5, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Funding Opportunities:

22. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (STTR [R41/R42])," (PA-10-149, a reissue of PA-09-266, April 6, 2010, National Institute of Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-149.html

B. "Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (SBIR [R43/R44])," (PA-10-150, a reissue of PA-09-267, April 6, 2010, National Institute of Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-150.html

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23. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "Lifespan Respite Care Program," (HHS-2010-AoA-LR-1018, .pdf and Word format, p.). Note: Letters of Intent due: May 7, 2010.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY_2010_Lifepsan_Respite_508_April_2010.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY_2010_Lifepsan_Respite_508_April_2010.doc

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VI. Websites of Interest:

24. MEDICARE.GOV WEBSITE UPDATES: The following sites were updated on Mar. 25, 2010: "Nursing Home Compare"; Helpful Contacts."

http://www.medicare.gov/Updates.asp

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Thanks,

Charlie

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