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April 21, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) who co-chair the Committee's Chronic Care Working Group, reintroduced the Creating High-Quality Results & Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act (S. 870) last week. The bill seeks to...

April 18, 2017

Although examining point in time prevalence of pain among nursing home (NH) residents has value, there is a lack of evidence describing the actual changes (ie, trajectories) in pain that take place during their last 6 months of life. The main objective of this study is to describe the major pain trajectories experienced by NH residents during...

April 18, 2017

The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and impact of implementing a person-centered medical care model for post-acute care residents within a skilled nursing facility (SNF).

April 18, 2017

The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of osteosarcopenic obesity (OSO) and to investigate its association with frailty and physical performance in Mexican community-dwelling middle-aged and older women.

April 18, 2017

To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with the use of medications of questionable benefit throughout the final year of life of older adults who died with dementia.

April 18, 2017

Studies investigating the association between antipsychotic use and the risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) showed inconsistent results.

April 18, 2017

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is related to serious complications leading to decreased quality of life, well-being, and self-rated health for both the patients and caregivers.1 With the ongoing increase in life expectancy, better quality of life and physical function and lower morbidity have become the main objectives when treating older adults with...

April 18, 2017

Translational research is an interdisciplinary branch of the biomedical field that is supported by 3 main pillars: benchside, bedside, and community.1 Translation of aging research has become increasingly relevant due to the high prevalence of chronic diseases coupled with population aging.2 The “big 4” medical journals with the highest impact...