Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #592 -- June 16, 2011

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. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATES:

A. "Medicare Hospital Outpatient Services" (tables 10.1 - 10.5, June 2011, .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242408&intNumPerPage=10

B. "End Stage Renal Disease," (tables 11.1 - 11.2, June 2011, .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1239990&intNumPerPage=10

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES ARTICLE: "Impact of the Transition to ICD-10 on Medicare Inpatient Hospital Payments," by Ronald E. Mills, Rhonda R. Butler, Elizabeth C. McCullough, Mona Z. Bao, and Richard F. Averill (Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2011, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.cms.gov/MMRR/Downloads/MMRR001_02_A02.pdf

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3. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Private Pensions: Little Information Available on Qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans," (GAO-11-533R, May 2011, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-533R

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4. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACTUARY MEMORANDUM, ACTUARIAL STUDIES:

A. "Estimated Financial Effects of a Proposal to Restore 75-Year Solvency for the Social Security Program Requested by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison," (June 2011, .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/solvency/index.html

B. "Social Security Disability Insurance Program Worker Experience," by Tim Zayatz (Study No. 122, May 2011, .pdf format, 93p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/NOTES/pdf_studies/study122.pdf

C. "Short-Range Actuarial Projections of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program, 2010," by Michael L. Stephens and Chelsea A. Thomas (Study No. 121, June 2011, .pdf format, 332p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/NOTES/pdf_studies/study121.pdf

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5. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: "NIH researchers find new clues about aging," (June 13, 2011).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2011/nhgri-13.htm

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6. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESS RELEASE: "NIH-funded study uses planning prompts to enhance vaccination rates," (June 13, 2011).

http://www.nia.nih.gov/NewsAndEvents/PressReleases/PR20110613vaccination.htm

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7. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Likely industry responses to the workplace pension reforms: Qualitative research with pension providers and intermediaries," by Andrew Wood, Peggy Young, Dominika Wintersgill and Naomi Crowther (Research Report No. 753, June 2011, .pdf format, 83p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_753.asp

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8. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE MONOGRAPH: "European report on preventing elder maltreatment," edited by Dinesh Sethi, Sara Wood, Francesco Mitis, Mark Bellis, Bridget Penhale, Isabel Iborra Marmolejo, Ariela Lowenstein, Gillian Manthorpe and Freja Ulvestad Karki (2011, ISBN 978 92 890 0237 0, .pdf format, 87p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-publish/abstracts/european-report-on-preventing-elder-maltreatment

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9. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND PERIODICAL: _Finance and Development_ (Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2011, .pdf and HTML format). Note: The theme of this issue is "Wising Up to the Costs of Aging."

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2011/06/index.htm

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10. CENTRE FOR AGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND REPORT: "'A total indifference to our dignity': Older people's understandings of elder abuse," (June 2011, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.cardi.ie/publications/atotalindifferencetoourdignityolderpeoplesunderstandingsofelderabuse

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11. C.D. HOWE INSTITUTE [CANADA] REPORT: "Don't Double Down on the CPP: Expansion Advocates Understate the Plans Risks," by William B.P. Robson (No. 137, June 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://cdhowe.org/pdf/BKG137_June2011.pdf

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12. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "The Impact of Deferring Retirement Age on Retirement Income Adequacy," by Jack VanDerhei and Craig Copeland (EBRI Issue Brief No. 358, June 2011, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4831

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13. CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES] ISSUE BRIEF: "The Health Status and Unique Health Challenges of Rural Older Adults in California," by Eva Durazo, Melissa R. Jones, Steven P. Wallace, Jessica Van Arsdale, May Aydin, and Connie Stewart (June 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=505

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14. METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE REPORT: "The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents," (June 2011, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/caregiving-cost-working-caregivers.html

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15. CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY/TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA REPORT: "Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options," (June 2011, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://t4america.org/resources/seniorsmobilitycrisis2011/

More about CNT:

http://www.cnt.org/about

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16. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU DISCUSSION TRANSCRIPT: "The Increasing Importance of Education for Longevity in the United States," by Robert Hummer (June 2011).

http://discuss.prb.org/content/interview/detail/6460/

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17. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION "PULLING IT TOGETHER." The latest "Pulling it Together," by Drew Altman, is "Medicare, Medicaid, and The Multiplier Effect" (June 2011).

http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/medicaid_medicare_multiplier.cfm

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18. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLES:

A. "Protective Effects of Positive Lysosomal Modulation in Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mouse Models," by David Butler, Jeannie Hwang, Candice Estick, Akiko Nishiyama, Saranya Santhosh Kumar, Clive Baveghems, Hollie B. Young-Oxendine, Meagan L. Wisniewski, Ana Charalambides, and Ben A. Bahr (PLoS ONE 6(6): e20501. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020501, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0020501

B. "P301S Mutant Human Tau Transgenic Mice Manifest Early Symptoms of Human Tauopathies with Dementia and Altered Sensorimotor Gating," by Hiroki Takeuchi, Michiyo Iba, Haruhisa Inoue, Makoto Higuchi, Keizo Takao, Kayoko Tsukita, Yoshiko Karatsu, Yumiko Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Tetsuya Suhara, John Q. Trojanowski, Virginia M. -Y. Lee, and Ryosuke Takahashi (PLoS ONE 6(6): e21050. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021050, .pdf, XML, and HTML format, 14p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0021050

C. "The Metabolic Syndrome: Prevalence, Associated Factors, and Impact on Survival among Older Persons in Rural Bangladesh," by Masuma Akter Khanam, Chengxuan Qiu, Wietze Lindeboom, Peter Kim Streatfield, Zarina Nahar Kabir, and Ake Wahlin (PLoS ONE 6(6): e20259. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020259, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0020259

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19. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. "Terutroban versus aspirin in patients with cerebral ischaemic events (PERFORM): a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group trial," by Marie-Germaine Bousser, Pierre Amarenco, Angel Chamorro, Marc Fisher, Ian Ford, Kim M. Fox, Michael G. Hennerici, Heinrich P. Mattle, Peter M. Rothwell, Agnes de Cordoue, and Marie-Dominique Fratacci, on behalf of the PERFORM Study Investigators (Vol. 377, No. 9782, June 11, 2011, p. 2013-2022).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960600-4/abstract

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20. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Survival Among High-Risk Patients After Bariatric Surgery," by Matthew L. Maciejewski, Edward H. Livingston, Valerie A. Smith, Andrew L. Kavee, Leila C. Kahwati, William G. Henderson, and David E. Arterburn (Vol. 305, No. 23, June 15, 2011, p. 2419-2426).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/23/2419.abstract

B. "Association Between Ambulance Diversion and Survival Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction," by Yu-Chu Shen and Renee Y. Hsia (Vol. 305, No. 23, June 15, 2011, p. 2440-2447).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/23/2440.abstract

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21. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Mechanism of copper(II)-induced misfolding of Parkinson's disease protein," by Frisco Rose, Miroslav Hodak, and Jerzy Bernholc (June 2011).

http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/110614/srep00011/abs/srep00011.html

Related Press Release: "Researchers Pinpoint How Copper Folds Protein into Precursors of Parkinson's Plaques," (June 14, 2011).

http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2011/06/14/researchers-pinpoint-how-copper-folds-protein-into-precursors-of-parkinson%E2%80%99s-plaques/

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22. FORBES ARTICLE: "The Deficit And Your Retirement," by William P. Barrett (June 27, 2011).

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0627/money-guide-11-retirement-social-security-medicare-deficits.html

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III. Working Papers:

23. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "The Availability and Utilization of 401(k) Loans," by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian (w17118, June 2011, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

We document the loan provisions in 401(k) savings plans and how participants use 401(k) loans. Although only about 22% of savings plan participants who are allowed to borrow from their 401(k) have such a loan at any given point in time, almost half had used a 401(k) loan over a longer, seven-year horizon. The probability of having a loan follows a hump-shaped pattern with respect to age, job tenure, account balance, and salary, but conditional on having a loan, loan size as a fraction of 401(k) balances declines with respect to these variables. Participants are less likely to use loans in plans that charge a higher interest rate, and loans are smaller when plans allow fewer simultaneously outstanding loans, impose a shorter maximum possible loan duration, or charge a lower interest rate.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17118

B. "Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in Germany," by Tabea Bucher-Koenen and Annamaria Lusardi (w17110, June 2011, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

We examine financial literacy in Germany using data from the SAVE survey. We find that knowledge of basic financial concepts is lacking among women, the less educated, and those living in East Germany. In particular, those with low education and low income in East Germany have little financial literacy compared to their West German counterparts. Interestingly, there is no gender disparity in financial knowledge in the East. In order to investigate the nexus of causality between financial literacy and retirement planning, we develop an IV strategy by making use of regional variation in the financial knowledge of peers. We find a positive impact of financial knowledge on retirement planning.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17110

C. "Disability in Belgium: There is More than Meets the Eye," by Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre, and Sergio Perelman (w17114, June 2011, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

The paper provides a perspective on the development of the Belgian disability insurance system. Using both survey and administrative data, it sketches a picture of the (changing) factors leading towards disability, as well as the outcomes in terms of program participation. The paper shows the key role of integrating other forms of early retirement programs into the analysis. The main findings are an unspectacular trend in the number of DI beneficiaries over time combined with a strong expansion of (early-) retirement schemes.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17114

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24. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS: "Research exploring the effect of uprating by CPI on occupational pension schemes," by Lorna Adams, Rob Warren and Alistair Kuechel (Working Paper No. 102, June 2011, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/WP102.pdf

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

25. Age and Ageing (Vol. 40, No. 4, July 2011).

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol40/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

26. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 53, No. 1, July/August 2011).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01674943

27. Educational Gerontology (Vol. 37, No. 7, July 2011).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2011/00000037/00000007

28. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 19, No. 3, July 2011).

http://journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

29. Journal of Aging Studies (Vol. 25, No. 3, August 2011).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08904065

30. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 59, No. 6, June 2011).

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2011.59.issue-6/issuetoc

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31. 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 June 13, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of June 13, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of June 13, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of June 13, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of June 13, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of June 13, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

32. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "Accelerating Integrated, Evidence-Based, and Sustainable Service Systems for Older Adults, Individuals with Disabilities and Family Caregivers," (HHS-2011-AoA-AA-1113, .pdf and Word format, 89p.). Note: The deadline for applications is July 27, 2011).

B. "Creating Dementia Capable, Sustainable Service Systems for Persons with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers," (HHS-2011-AoA-DS-1114, .pdf and Word format, 89p.). Note: The deadline for applications is July 27, 2011.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY11_CompProgAnn_PrtsAB_060811.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY11_CompProgAnn_PrtsAB_060811.doc

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33. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through June 15, 2011.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

34. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR, AND PENSIONS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Retirement Security: Challenges Confronting Pension Plan Sponsors, Workers, and Retirees," a hearing held June 14, 2011 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

http://edworkforce.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=245131

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VII. Websites of Interest:

35. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION WEBSITE UPDATE: "Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker." "The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its interactive online resource, the Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker, with 2011 data about plan availability, enrollment, and premium information for Medicare Advantage and stand-alone prescription drug plans, including information about low-income subsidy plans and special needs plans."

http://www.kff.org/medicare/healthplantracker

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36. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION STATEHEALTHFACTS.ORG UPDATE: Statehealthfacts.org has updated the following data, which may be of interest to researchers in aging. "Total Medicare Advantage (MA) Enrollment, 2011" (June 2011).

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=327&cat=6

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Thanks,

Charlie

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