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June 16, 2017

Legionnaires’ disease kills 25% of those who are infected while getting treatment or residing in a health care facility. The bacterium Legionella can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) in persons at risk. In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigations, 33% of US LD outbreaks occur in health...

June 16, 2017

Groups planning to use the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey to submit data for MIPS must register by June 30.

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June 16, 2017

Screening for sarcopenia in daily practice can be challenging. Our objective was to explore whether the SARC-F questionnaire is a valid screening tool for sarcopenia (defined by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health [FNIH] criteria). Moreover, we evaluated the physical performance of older women according to the SARC-F...

June 15, 2017

Worldwide the prevalence of diabetes mellitus is expected to increase by 134% in persons 65 years of age and older between 2000 and 2030.1 At present, in developed countries more than half of those with type 2 diabetes are older than 65 years. This rapid demographic change has increased the recognition that diabetes in older persons is...

June 15, 2017

Longitudinal studies suggest that nutrition plays an important role in healthy aging.1 As people age, eventually they become less active, their metabolism slows, and energy requirement and dietary intake decrease.2 At the same time, nutrient requirements may even increase as the ability to absorb and utilize many nutrients becomes less...

June 13, 2017

In this issue of JAMDA, a scholarly literature review concerning disaster management for long-term care residents is presented. Willoughby, Kipsaina, Ferrah, et al1 provide credible evidence that all-cause mortality of long-term care residents is increased within a 6-month interval following evacuation from natural or man-made disasters...

June 13, 2017

Institutionalized adults are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from influenza and pneumococcal infection. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination have been shown to be effective in reducing hospitalization and deaths due to pneumonia and influenza in this population.

June 13, 2017

Osteosarcopenic obesity (OSO) syndrome is a newly identified condition characterized by concurrent occurrence of impaired bone health (osteopenia/osteoporosis), reduced muscle mass or strength (sarcopenia or dynapenia), and increased adiposity (Figure 1). Important point to note in this definition is that increased adiposity can be present...