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  • Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(17):1687-1699. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.15006

    This network meta-analysis of trials comparing fall-prevention interventions for older adults provides summary estimates of the effects of exercise and vision and environmental assessments for reducing fall-related injury and hospitalization.

  • Long-term Care: Investing in Models That Work

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(16):1529-1530. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.15230
  • Effect of Systematic Intensive Care Unit Triage on Long-term Mortality Among Critically Ill Elderly Patients in France: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(15):1450-1459. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.13889

    This randomized trial compares the effect of a program to promote systematic intensive care unit (ICU) admission vs standard practice on 6-month mortality in critically ill elderly patients.

  • Admitting Elderly Patients to the Intensive Care Unit—Is it the Right Decision?

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(15):1443-1444. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.14535
  • Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(12):1161-1174. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.12067

    This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of delirium and highlights critical areas for future research.

  • Recombinant Influenza Vaccine More Effective in Older Adults

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(8):690-690. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.10997
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    Figure: Total Daily Sedentary Time Overall and by Sedentary Bout Among Elderly Adults Receiving Physical Activity vs a Health Education Program

    All models adjusted for baseline sedentary measure, age, sex, clinical site, and accelerometer wear time. Error bars indicate 95% CIs of the predicted mean.
  • Association Between Structured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Older Adults

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(3):297-299. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.7203

    This post hoc exploratory analysis of Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) trial data examines the association between the trial’s physical activity intervention and sedentary time in older adults.

  • Association Between Alendronate Use and Hip Fracture Risk in Older Patients Using Oral Prednisolone

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(2):146-155. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.8040

    This Swedish cohort study investigates whether treatment with alendronate is associated with reduced risk of hip fracture among older patients using oral glucocorticoids.

  • Management of Depression in Older Adults: A Review

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(20):2114-2122. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.5706

    This review offers guidance on medical and psychotherapeutic treatment options available for older frail patients with depression and who are taking several types of medications.

  • Rates of Cortical Atrophy in Adults 80 Years and Older With Superior vs Average Episodic Memory

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(13):1373-1375. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.0627

    This cohort study compares cortical volume change over 18 months among adults 80 years and older with memory at least as good as middle-aged adults (SuperAgers) vs cognitively average elderly peers.

  • Testosterone Treatment and Coronary Artery Plaque Volume in Older Men With Low Testosterone

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(7):708-716. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.21043

    This clinical trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on noncalcified coronary artery plaque volume in older men with low testosterone.

  • Testosterone Treatment and Cognitive Function in Older Men With Low Testosterone and Age-Associated Memory Impairment

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(7):717-727. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.21044

    This randomized trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on verbal memory and other cognitive functions in older men with low testosterone and age-associated memory impairment.

  • Effect of Collaborative Care vs Usual Care on Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults With Subthreshold Depression: The CASPER Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(7):728-737. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.0130

    This randomized clinical trial investigates whether a collaborative care intervention, compared with usual care, reduces depressive symptoms and prevents more severe depression in older people with subclinical depression.

  • The Evolving Taxonomy of Health in Older Persons

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(23):2487-2488. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.16432

    This Viewpoint proposes reforms to the medical model taxonomy and to current reimbursement systems as means to improve the health care of older persons in the United States.

  • US Emergency Department Visits for Outpatient Adverse Drug Events, 2013-2014

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(20):2115-2125. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.16201

    This study uses National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–Cooperative Adverse Drug Event Surveillance data to characterize emergency department visits for adverse drug events in the United States in 2013-2014 and to describe changes in emergency department visits for adverse drug events since 2005-2006

  • Statins for Primary Prevention in Older Adults: Uncertainty and the Need for More Evidence

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(19):1971-1972. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.15212

    This Viewpoint summarizes the findings and limitations of clinical trial evidence regarding the benefits and risks of statins for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in persons older than 75 years.

  • Older Adults’ Falls Take High Toll

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(18):1860-1860. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.15623
  • Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(18):1879-1887. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.16141

    This randomized clinical trial investigates whether 2 capsules of cranberry containing 72 mg of proanthcyanidin compared with placebo would reduce the presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria in older women living in nursing homes.

  • Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(16):1643-1644. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.12335

    This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative recommends ways to improve the health and health care of older persons, including development of new care delivery models for people with chronic conditions and strengthening of the elder care workforce.