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Recent Publications from the UPMC Division of Geriatric Medicine

December 12, 2019

Ranked among the nation's top hospitals for geriatric care by U.S. News & World Report, UPMC offers older adult patients access to a multidisciplinary network of comprehensive clinical care. Our geriatricians, all specialists in internal medicine, have additional subspecialty training in geriatrics. Read about the latest publications from the UPMC Division of Geriatric Medicine.


Sukoff Rizzo SJ, Anderson LC, Green TL, McGarr T, Wells G, Winter SS. Assessing healthspan and lifespan measures in aging mice: optimization of testing protocols, replicability, and rater reliability. Current Protocols in Mouse Biology, 2018; 8(2):e45.

2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel (including Joe Hanlon). American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2019; 67:674-94. 

Damluji A, Forman DE et al. Older adults in the cardiac ICU: Factoring geriatric syndromes in the management, prognosis, and process of care. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association
Circulation 2019; 140: xx – xx.

Forman DE, Maurer MS, Boyd C, et. al. Multimorbidity in older adults with cardiovascular disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 71: 2149-61.
Tyagi SH, Perera S, Clarkson BD, Tadic SD, Resnick NM. Nocturnal excretion in healthy older women and rationale for a safer approach to sleep disruption. J Am Geriatr Soc 2019; Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16144 

Scheunemann LP, et al. Clinician-family communication about patients’ values and preferences in intensive care units. JAMA Int Med 2019; 179: 676-684

Kapoor A, Field T, Handler SM, et. al. Adverse events in long-term care residents transitioning from hospital back to the nursing home. JAMA Int Med 2019; doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2005
Nayak S, Greenspan SL. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of bisphosphonate drug holidays on bone mineral density and osteoporotic fracture risk. Osteoporos. Int. 2019; 30: 705-720.

Madill E, Samuels R, Newman DP, Boudreaux-Kelley M, Weiner DK. Development of an evaluative, educational, and communication-facilitating app for older adults with chronic low back pain: Patient perceptions of usability and utility. Pain Med 2019; May 7. pii: pnz088. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz088.

Hanlon JT, Perera S, Drinka PJ, Crnich CJ, Schweon SJ, Klein-Fedyshin M, Wessel CB, Saracco S, Anderson G, Mulligan M, Nace DA. The IOU Consensus Recommendations for Empirical Therapy of Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar;67(3):539-545

Kotlarczyk MP, Perera S, Nace DA, Resnick NM, Greenspan SL. Identifying sarcopenia in female long-term care residents: A comparison of current guidelines. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66:316-20. 
Rosen T, Makaroun LK, Conwell Y, Betz M. Violence in older adults: Scope, impact, challenges, and strategies for prevention. Health Affairs 2019; 38:1630-1637.

Santanasto AJ, Marron MM, Boudreau RM, … Newman AB. Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for overall, physical and cognitive independence among those from exceptionally long-lived families: The Long Life Family Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 May 14. pii: glz124. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glz124.

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