Affiliation: Emory University
- Large neutral amino acid changes and delirium in febrile elderly medical patientsJ M Flacker
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:B249-52; discussion B253-4. 2000..Tryptophan/LNAA was not associated with delirium during illness or at recovery. These findings identify another potentially fruitful area of investigation for the prevention and treatment of delirium in older persons...
- Endogenous anticholinergic substances may exist during acute illness in elderly medical patientsJ M Flacker
The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M353-5. 2001..The purpose of this study was to determine if serum anticholinergic activity (SACA) arises from endogenous substances produced during illness...
- Mortality-related factors and 1-year survival in nursing home residentsJonathan M Flacker
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 51:213-21. 2003....
- Hospital discharge information and older patients: do they get what they need?Jonathan Flacker
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Hosp Med 2:291-6. 2007..Ineffective communication of hospital discharge instructions may have important implications for future health, function, and quality of life...
- A multimodal aging and dying course for first-year medical students improves knowledge and attitudesManuel A Eskildsen
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1492-7. 2009..1+/-2.4 before the class and 17.5+/-2.3 after (P<.001 using paired t-test). This weeklong course on aging for first-year medical students at Emory improved their attitudes toward elderly people and their knowledge base on aging...
- The protective effect of social engagement on 1-year mortality in a long-stay nursing home populationDan K Kiely
The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 1097, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 56:472-8. 2003..Future studies are needed to understand psychological and other factors related to residents' capacity and motivation for social engagement that could increase quality and quantity of life in nursing home residents...