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JAMDA
September 1, 2020

Older people with hip fractures are often undernourished, which adversely affects their functional prognosis. A previous review reported that oral multinutritional supplements may prevent complications after hip fracture surgery. However, it is unclear whether interventions that combine rehabilitation and nutritional therapy have prognostic benefits. The objective of this study was to determine whether nutritional therapy is effective for patients with hip fractures undergoing rehabilitation.

JAMDA
August 31, 2020

To predict mortality with the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) in a sample of community-dwelling older people, using a follow-up of 7 years.

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August 30, 2020

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JAMDA
August 29, 2020

Pneumonia is a frequent cause of hospitalization among nursing home (NH) residents, but little information is available as to how clinical presentation and other characteristics relate to hospitalization, and the differential use of antimicrobials based on hospitalization status. This study examined how hospitalized and nonhospitalized NH residents with pneumonia differ.

JAMDA
August 29, 2020

To examine the effectiveness of game-based interventions compared with usual care on health-related outcomes for acutely hospitalized older patients.

JAMDA
August 29, 2020

Existing studies cannot evaluate the time-varying properties of frailty and polypharmacy despite raising concerns about their combined effects in older individuals.This study investigated the longitudinal association between different combined statuses of frailty and polypharmacy on risks of adverse outcomes.

JAMDA
August 28, 2020

To mitigate spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), a Chicago area nursing home ceased all nonessential visitors on March 14, 2020 and replaced group meals with in-room delivery beginning March 23 following Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Department of Public Health guidelines.1 Residents requiring assistance ate with a nursing assistant at staggered times. Intervals between meals were uneven, resulting in reduced appetite and consumption when meals were closer together than usual.

JAMDA
August 28, 2020

Maintenance of independence is a challenge for nursing home residents whose pain is often substantial. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between pain perception and care dependency in a population of Dutch nursing home residents.

JAMDA
August 28, 2020

To provide an estimate and level of uncertainty for Medicaid cost savings due to Minnesota's Return to Community Initiative (RTCI).

JAMDA
August 27, 2020

A machine-learning model trained on COVID-19 outcomes from 1,146 NHs identified a NH’s county’s infection rate, number of units, historical health deficiencies from CMS inspections, percent of non-Hispanic White residents, and density as predictive of infection risk.