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February 5, 2019

There are so many good clinical sessions planned for the Society’s 2019 annual conference that Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is challenged to choose the best or even her favorites; so, she starts at the beginning. “It’s very exciting to have ‘The Year in Review’ as our opening keynote, the kick-off for the meeting. We will all be able to dive into the conference with a clear picture of how our field is evolving,” she says.

As chair of the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee, Dr. Bellantoni is always talking and listening to Society members about what issues and kinds of...

JAMDA
February 5, 2019

Respiratory muscle strength decreases with advancing age, and respiratory muscle dysfunction may indicate respiratory sarcopenia. However, there is no consensus regarding the definition of respiratory sarcopenia. We aimed to create a definition of respiratory sarcopenia based on the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR).

JAMDA
February 5, 2019

Aging researchers have been studying frailty for decades. Experts agree that frailty is a medical syndrome marked by reduced physiologic function, which increases the risk of vulnerability and short-term mortality, particularly in the face of a stressor. Frailty has been shown to predict poor outcomes including falls, disability, major morbidity following surgery, and mortality among older adults. Despite hundreds of papers identifying frailty as a useful marker of risk, its translation into clinical practice has lagged.

JAMDA
February 2, 2019

A fracture liaison service (FLS) for patients with fractures is a promising approach for improving outcomes, but barriers to the successful implementation of an FLS remain. The factors influencing the outcomes of patients already receiving FLS care are unclear.

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February 1, 2019

The paper intriguingly titled “The Answer Is 17 Years, What Is the Question: Understanding Time Lags in Translational Research” affirms that the path from basic research, to human research, to clinical research, to guidelines, and eventually to practice, is roughly a 17-year journey1—for those few research discoveries that even make it to the finish line. It's no surprise, then, that the National Institutes of Health promote the NIH Stage Model to guide research from stage 0 (basic research) through stage V (implementation and dissemination), a critical step being stage IV (effectiveness...

JAMDA
February 1, 2019

In setting out to conduct a research study, one contemplates certain goals, research questions, or hypotheses. As a study proceeds, the process of investigation sometimes provides the researcher with insights that are as important, and sometimes more important, than the insights gained by the study's formal results. Yet, we have no channels through which to report on those by-product insights. I attempt just that in this editorial.