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February 18, 2013

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 18, 2013

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A. “Determinants of Microdamage in Elderly Human Vertebral Trabecular Bone,” by Helene Follet, Delphine Farlay, Yohann Bala, Stephanie Viguet-Carrin, Evelyne Gineyts, Brigitte Burt-Pichat, Julien Wegrzyn, Pierre Delmas, Georges Boivin, and Roland Chapurlat (PLoS ONE 8(2): e55232. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055232, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055232

B. “Impaired Lung Function Is Associated with Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Middle-Aged and Elderly Chinese,” by Zhimin Ma, Yu Liu, Yu Xu, Yun Huang, Min Xu, Xiaolin Zhu, Huijie Zhang, Baihui Xu, Fei Huang, Zhi Yang, Xiaoying Li, Weiqing Wang, and Yufang Bi (PLoS ONE 8(2): e53153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053153, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0053153

February 15, 2013

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 15, 2013

A. “Spatial Distribution of Cerebral White Matter Lesions Predicts Progression to Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia,” by Marion Mortamais, Christelle Reynes, Adam M. Brickman, Frank A. Provenzano, Jordan Muraskin, Florence Portet, Claudine Berr, Jacques Touchon, Alain Bonafe, Emmanuelle le Bars, Jerome J. Maller, Chantal Meslin, Robert Sabatier, Karen Ritchie, and Sylvaine Artero (PLoS ONE 8(2): e56972. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056972, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056972

B. “Diminished Vision in Healthy Aging Is Associated with Increased Retinal L-Type Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Ion Influx,” by David Bissig, Dennis Goebel, and Bruce A. Berkowitz (PLoS ONE 8(2): e56340. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056340, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056340

C. “Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness and Cardio-Cerebrovascular Diseases in the Elderly: A 6-Year Prospective Study,” by Isabelle Jaussent, Jean-Philippe Empana, Marie-Laure Ancelin, Alain Besset, Catherine Helmer, Christophe Tzourio, Karen Ritchie, Jean Bouyer, and Yves Dauvilliers (PLoS ONE 8(2): e56048. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056048, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056048

D. “Selection of Appropriate Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Analysis in a Streptozotocin-Induced Alzheimer’s Disease Model of Cynomolgus Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis),” by Sang-Je Park, Young-Hyun Kim, Youngjeon Lee, Kyoung-Min Kim, Heui-Soo Kim, Sang-Rae Lee, Sun-Uk Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Ji-Su Kim, Kang-Jin Jeong, Kyoung-Min Lee, Jae-Won Huh, and Kyu-Tae Chang (PLoS ONE 8(2): e56034. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056034, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056034

E. “Dissociating Memory Networks in Early Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration – A Combined Study of Hypometabolism and Atrophy,” by Stefan Frisch, Juergen Dukart, Barbara Vogt, Annette Horstmann, Georg Becker, Arno Villringer, Henryk Barthel, Osama Sabri, Karsten Muller, and Matthias L. Schroeter (PLoS ONE 8(2): e55251. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055251, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055251

February 12, 2013

CAAR – University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Working Paper – February 12, 2013

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Food Stamps, Food Sufficiency, and Diet-Related Disease among the Elderly,” by Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley and Katie Fitzpatrick (DP 1407-13, February 2013, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

In 2010, more than 2.3 million households (7.9 percent) with an elderly member were food insecure and even more reported some difficulties with obtaining adequate resources for food (Coleman-Jensen et al. 2010). It is widely acknowledged that any food insufficiency contributes to poor health and increases the likelihood of diet-related disease. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, is the primary nutrition assistance program aimed at reducing food-related hardship. Yet, participation rates for the eligible elderly are estimated at 35 percent (Cunnyngham 2010). This low take-up rate among the elderly and its effects on food insufficiency and diet-related disease is relatively unexplored. This paper uses restricted-use Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data to examine the effect of SNAP participation on reported food insufficiency, health measures, and diet-related disease to better understand potential long-term health consequences of the elderly. To address the endogeneity of the SNAP participation decision and identify the causal effects of SNAP use on the elderly, we instrument for SNAP participation with state and county-level variables related to SNAP outreach, including radio and television advertisements, and state SNAP rules. We find that the causal effect of SNAP participation results in higher levels of preventative health care, some improved diet-related outcomes, but a higher incidence of food distress, which has potential policy implications about the generosity of SNAP benefits for the elderly.

www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp140713.pdf

January 24, 2013

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief – January 24, 2013

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Expenditures for Trauma-Related Disorders among the Elderly and Non-Elderly, 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population,” by Susan Yeh, Namrata Uberoi, and Joel Cohen (Statistical Brief No. 397, January 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1092

November 8, 2012

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – November 8, 2012

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Monetary Transfers from Children and the Labour Supply of Elderly Parents: Evidence from Vietnam,” by Trong-Ha Nguyen, Amy Y.C. Liu, and Alison L. Booth (Discussion Paper No. 6974, November 2012, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6974

November 7, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 7, 2012

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A. “Extreme Levels of Noise Constitute a Key Neuromuscular Deficit in the Elderly,” by Navrag B. Singh, Niklas Konig, Adamantios Arampatzis, Markus O. Heller, and William R. Taylor (PLoS ONE 7(11): e48449. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048449, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048449

B. “HLA-DRB1 Alleles Are Associated with the Susceptibility to Sporadic Parkinson’s Disease in Chinese Han Population,” by Congcong Sun, Lei Wei, Feifei Luo, Jiaobiao Li, Feiqi Zhu, Ping Kang, Rensi Xu, LuLu Xiao, Zhuolin Liu, and Pingyi Xu (PLoS ONE 7(11): e48594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048594, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048594

C. “The Importance of Group-Wise Registration in Tract Based Spatial Statistics Study of Neurodegeneration: A Simulation Study in Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Shiva Keihaninejad, Natalie S. Ryan, Ian B. Malone, Marc Modat, David Cash, Gerard R. Ridgway, Hui Zhang, Nick C. Fox, and Sebastien Ourselin (PLoS ONE 7(11): e45996. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045996, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045996

October 29, 2012

CAAR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release – October 29, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:48 pm

ICPSR’s National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging announced the release of the following new dataset that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Oct. 28, 2012. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Well Elderly 2, Los Angeles, California, 2004-2008

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/33641/version/1

October 19, 2012

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – October 19, 2012

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“Elderly prisoners,” by Stephen Ginn (Vol. 345, No. 7879, Oct. 20, 2012, BMJ 2012;345:e6263, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). Check your organization’s library for electronic availability.

www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e6263

October 15, 2012

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Data Notes, statehealthfacts.org updates – October 15, 2012

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A. “Transforming Medicare into a Premium Support System: Implications for Beneficiary Premiums,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman, and Anthony Damico (October 2012, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/8373.cfm

B. “Polling on Medicare Premium Support Systems Over Time” (October 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8370.cfm

C. “Whom Does the Public Trust More on Health Care and Medicare? (October 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8371.cfm

D. “Seniors and the 2012 Presidential Election” (October 2012, .pdf format, 8p.)

www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8372.cfm

E. Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org Update. The following topics have been updated since Aug. 2: Note: Data can be viewed or downloaded (Microsoft Excel format).

Distribution of Medicaid Spending for Dual Eligibles by Service (in millions), 2009

www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=661&cat=6

Dual Eligible Beneficiaries, 2009

www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=303&cat=6

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Gap Discounts for Benefit Year 2011, as of July 2012

www.statehealthfacts.org/comparereport.jsp?rep=95&cat=6

Total Number of Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012

www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=290&cat=6

Total Medicare Advantage (MA) Enrollment, 2011

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

Distribution of Medicare Beneficiaries by Age, states (2010-2011), U.S. (2011)

www.statehealthfacts.org/comparebar.jsp?ind=294&cat=6

statehealthfacts:

www.statehealthfacts.org/index.jsp

 

October 11, 2012

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Brief, Infographic – October 11, 2012

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A. “Medicare Part D: A First Look at Part D Plan Offerings in 2013,” by Jack Hoadley, Juliette Cubanski, Elizabeth Hargrave, Laura Summer, and Jennifer Huang (October 2012, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/8375.cfm

B. “Seniors’ Knowledge and Experience With Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period and Choosing a Plan: Key Findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation 2012 National Survey of Seniors,” (October 2012, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/8374.cfm

C. “The Role of the Elderly and Disabled in Medicaid Spending” (October 2012).

www.kff.org/medicaid/medicaid_infographic.cfm

October 4, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – October 4, 2012

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A. “Timing Matters in Hip Fracture Surgery: Patients Operated within 48 Hours Have Better Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of over 190,000 Patients,” by Lorenzo Moja, Alessandra Piatti, Valentina Pecoraro, Cristian Ricci, Gianni Virgili, Georgia Salanti, Luca Germagnoli, Alessandro Liberati, and Giuseppe Banfi (PLoS ONE 7(10): e46175. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046175, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046175

B. “Aging Contributes to Inflammation in Upper Extremity Tendons and Declines in Forelimb Agility in a Rat Model of Upper Extremity Overuse,” by David M. Kietrys, Ann E. Barr-Gillespie, Mamta Amin, Christine K. Wade, Steve N. Popoff, and Mary F. Barbe (PLoS ONE 7(10): e46954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046954, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046954

C. “Inappropriate Drugs in Elderly Patients with Severe Cognitive Impairment: Results from the Shelter Study,” by Giuseppe Colloca, Matteo Tosato, Davide L. Vetrano, Eva Topinkova, Daniela Fialova, Jacob Gindin, Henriette G. van der Roest, Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, and Graziano Onder, SHELTER project (PLoS ONE 7(10): e46669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046669, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046669

July 18, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 18, 2012

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A. “Can Falls Risk Prediction Tools Correctly Identify Fall-Prone Elderly Rehabilitation Inpatients? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” by Bruno Roza da Costa, Anne Wilhelmina Saskia Rutjes, Angelico Mendy, Angelico Mendy, Rosalie Freund-Heritage, and Edgar Ramos Vieira (PLoS ONE 7(7): e41061. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041061, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0041061

B. “Dopaminergic Neurons from Midbrain-Specified Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Neural Stem Cells Engrafted in a Monkey Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” by Marcel M. Daadi, Brad A. Grueter, Robert C. Malenka, D. Eugene Redmond Jr., and Gary K. Steinberg (PLoS ONE 7(7): e41120. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041120, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0041120

June 29, 2012

CAAR – Lancet Oncology Article Abstracts – June 29, 2012

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A. “Thoracic radiotherapy with or without daily low-dose carboplatin in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG0301),” by Dr. Shinji Atagi, Masaaki Kawahara, Akira Yokoyama, Hiroaki Okamoto, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yuichiro Ohe, Toshiyuki Sawa, Satoshi Ishikura, Taro Shibata, Haruhiko Fukuda, Nagahiro Saijo, and Tomohide Tamura (Vol. 13, No. 7, July 2012, p. 671-678).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(12)70139-0/abstract

B. “Temozolomide chemotherapy alone versus radiotherapy alone for malignant astrocytoma in the elderly: the NOA-08 randomised, phase 3 trial,” by Wolfgang Wick, Michael Platten, Christoph Meisner, Jorg Felsberg, Ghazaleh Tabatabai, Matthias Simon, Guido Nikkhah, Kirsten Papsdorf, Joachim P. Steinbach, Michael Sabel, Stephanie E. Combs, Jan Vesper, Christian Braun, Jurgen Meixensberger, Ralf Ketter, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Guido Reifenberger, and Michael Weller, for the NOA-08 Study Group of the Neuro-oncology Working Group (NOA) of the German Cancer Society (Vol. 13, No. 7, July 2012, p. 707-715).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(12)70164-X/abstract

June 28, 2012

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Webcast Interviews – June 28, 2012

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A. “Lessons on Aging From the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: Interview With Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin-Madison,” (June 2012, Flash format).

www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2012/wisconsin-longitudinal-study-aging-herd.aspx

B. “Health Care and Health Challenges Facing the Elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean: Interview With Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin-Madison,” (June 2012, Flash format),

www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2012/latin-america-aging-palloni.aspx

C. “How Reproductive Biology, Environment, and Culture Help Us Understand Human Aging: Interview With Claudia Valeggia, University of Pennsylvania,” (June 2012, Flash format).

www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2012/reproductive-biology-culture-aging-valeggia.aspx

June 15, 2012

CAAR – American Civil Liberties Union Report – June 15, 2012

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“At America’s Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly” (June 2012, .pdf format, 72p.).

www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/americas-expense-mass-incarceration-elderly

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – June 15, 2012

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Ampa Receptor Subunit Expression in the Endoplasmic Reticulum in Frontal Cortex of Elderly Patients with Schizophrenia,” by John C. Hammond, James H. Meador-Woodruff, Vahram Haroutunian, and Robert E. McCullumsmith (PLoS ONE 7(6): e39190. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039190, .pdf, XML, and HTML format, p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0039190

June 13, 2012

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 13, 2012

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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 60, No. 6, June 2012).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2012.60.issue-6/issuetoc

Medical Care (Vol. 50, Nos. 5, 6, 7, May/June/July 2012).

No. 5:

journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2012/05000

No. 6:

journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2012/06000

No. 7:

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

June 12, 2012

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – June 12, 2012

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Validation of two age dependent D-dimer cut-off values for exclusion of deep vein thrombosis in suspected elderly patients in primary care: retrospective, cross sectional, diagnostic analysis,” by Henrike J. Schouten, H. L. (Dineke) Koek, Ruud Oudega, Geert-Jan Geersing, Kristel J. M. Janssen, Johannes J. M. van Delden, and Karel G. M. Moon (BMJ 2012;344:e2985, HTML and .pdf format).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e2985

April 27, 2012

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – April 27, 2012

A. “Summer temperature variability and long-term survival among elderly people with chronic disease,” by Antonella Zanobetti, Marie S. O’Neill, Carina J. Gronlund, and Joel D. Schwartz (Vol. 109, No. 17, Apr. 24, 2012, p. 6608-6613).

www.pnas.org/content/109/17/6608.abstract

B. “Identification of functionally active, low frequency copy number variants at 15q21.3 and 12q21.31 associated with prostate cancer risk,” by Francesca Demichelis, Sunita R. Setlur, Samprit Banerjee, Dimple Chakravarty, Jin Yun Helen Chen, Chen X. Chen, Julie Huang, Himisha Beltran, Derek A. Oldridge, Naoki Kitabayashi, Birgit Stenzel, Georg Schaefer, Wolfgang Horninger, Jasmin Bektic, Arul M. Chinnaiyan, Sagit Goldenberg, Javed Siddiqui, Meredith M. Regan, Michale Kearney, T. David Soong, David S. Rickman, Olivier Elemento, John T. Wei, Douglas S. Scherr, Martin A. Sanda, Georg Bartsch, Charles Lee, Helmut Klocker, and Mark A. Rubin (Vol. 109, No. 17, Apr. 24, 2012, p. 6686-6691).

www.pnas.org/content/109/17/6686.abstract

April 12, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – April 12, 2012

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A. “Variability of Intensive Care Admission Decisions for the Very Elderly,” by Ariane Boumendil, Derek C. Angus, Anne-Laure Guitonneau, Anne-Marie Menn, Christine Ginsburg, Khalil Takun, Alain Davido, Rafik Masmoudi, Benoît Doumenc, Dominique Pateron, Maite Garrouste-Orgeas, Dominique Somme, Tabassome Simon, Philippe Aegerter, and Bertrand Guidet, on behalf of the ICE-CUB study group (PLoS ONE 7(4): e34387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034387, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034387

B. “Continuous Production of Prions after Infectious Particles Are Eliminated: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Kohtaro Miyazawa, Terry Kipkorir, Sarah Tittman, and Laura Manuelidis (PLoS ONE 7(4): e35471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035471, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0035471

C. “Dimer Formation Enhances Structural Differences between Amyloid {beta}-Protein (1-40) and (1-42): An Explicit-Solvent Molecular Dynamics Study,” by Bogdan Barz and Brigita Urbanc (PLoS ONE 7(4): e34345. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034345, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034345

April 3, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – April 3, 2012

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A. “Underrepresentation of Elderly People in Randomised Controlled Trials. The Example of Trials of 4 Widely Prescribed Drugs,” by Cecile Konrat, Isabelle Boutron, Ludovic Trinquart, Guy-Robert Auleley, Philippe Ricordeau, and Philippe Ravaud (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33559. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033559, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033559

B. “Multivariate Protein Signatures of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Plasma Proteome Dataset,” by Daniel Johnstone, Elizabeth A. Milward, Regina Berretta, and Pablo Moscato for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (PLoS ONE 7(4): e34341. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034341, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034341

C. “Shared Resistance to Aging and ALS in Neuromuscular Junctions of Specific Muscles,” by Gregorio Valdez, Juan C. Tapia, Jeff W. Lichtman, Michael A. Fox, and Joshua R. Sanes (PLoS ONE 7(4): e34640. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034640, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034640

March 22, 2012

CAAR – California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper – March 22, 2012

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Education, elderly health, and differential population aging in South Korea: A demographic approach,” by Bongoh Kye, Erika Arenas, Graciela Teruel Belismelis, and Luis Rubalcava (CCPR-2012-002, March 2012, .pdf format, 53p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/abstract.php?preprint=922

March 15, 2012

CAAR – Economist Article – March 15, 2012

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“God’s new waiting rooms: Why the old (in UK) are moving inland” (Mar. 17, 2012).

www.economist.com/node/21550293

March 6, 2012

CAAR – Table of Contents – March 6, 2012

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American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 102, No. 2, 3, February, March 2012).

February

ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/102/2

March:

ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/102/3

Health Affairs (Vol. 31, No. 3, March/April 2012).

content.healthaffairs.org/content/vol31/issue3/index.dtl?etoc

February 27, 2012

CAAR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:44 pm

Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 6, 2006-2007 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (29654).

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/29654/version/1

February 23, 2012

CAAR – Emerging Infectious Diseases Article – February 23, 2012

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“Foodborne and Waterborne Infections in Elderly Community and Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Victoria, Australia,” by Martyn D. Kirk, Joy Gregory, Karin Lalor, Gillian V. Hall, and Niels Becker (Vol. 18, No. 3, March 2012, HTML and .pdf format, p. 377-383).

HTML:

wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/11-0311_article.htm

.pdf:

wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/pdfs/11-0311.pdf

January 17, 2012

CAAR National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper–January 17, 2012

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“The Effect of Pharmaceutical Innovation on the Functional Limitations of Elderly Americans Evidence from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey,” by Frank R. Lichtenberg (w17750, January 2012, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

I examine the effect of pharmaceutical innovation on the functional status of nursing home residents using cross-sectional, patient-level data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. This was the first public-use survey of nursing homes that contains detailed information about medication use, and it contains better data on functional status than previous surveys.

Residents using newer medications and a higher proportion of priority-review medications were more able to perform all five activities of daily living (ADLs), controlling for age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, where the resident lived prior to admission, primary diagnosis at the time of admission, up to 16 diagnoses at the time of the interview, sources of payment, and facility fixed effects.

The ability of nursing home residents to perform activities of daily living is positively related to the number of “new” (post-1990) medications they consume, but unrelated to the number of old medications they consume. If 2004 nursing home residents had used only old medications, the fraction of residents with all five ADL dependencies would have been 58%, instead of 50%. During the period 1990-2004, pharmaceutical innovation reduced the functional limitations of nursing home residents by between 1.2% and 2.1% per year.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17750

CAAR National Health Policy Network Report–January 17, 2012

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“The Aging Services Network: Serving a Vulnerable and Growing Elderly Population in Tough Economic Times,” by Carol V. O’Shaughnessy (Background Paper No. 83, December 2011, .pdf format, 49p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Click on title for link to full text.

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