Tamara G Fong

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Adverse outcomes after hospitalization and delirium in persons with Alzheimer disease
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:848-56, W296. 2012
  2. pmc Delirium accelerates cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease
    T G Fong
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Neurology 72:1570-5. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Cerebral perfusion changes in older delirious patients using 99mTc HMPAO SPECT
    Tamara G Fong
    Department of Neurlogy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1294-9. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a brief cognitive assessment tool: the sweet 16
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:432-7. 2011
  5. pmc Delirium in elderly adults: diagnosis, prevention and treatment
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Center Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 5:210-20. 2009
  6. pmc Association cortex hypoperfusion in mild dementia with Lewy bodies: a potential indicator of cholinergic dysfunction?
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Brain Imaging Behav 5:25-35. 2011
  7. pmc Telephone interview for cognitive status: Creating a crosswalk with the Mini-Mental State Examination
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:492-7. 2009
  8. pmc Hospitalization in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: frequency and causes
    James L Rudolph
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1542-8. 2010
  9. pmc Novel risk markers and long-term outcomes of delirium: the successful aging after elective surgery (SAGES) study design and methods
    Eva M Schmitt
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:818.e1-10. 2012
  10. pmc Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:1041-9. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications17

  1. pmc Adverse outcomes after hospitalization and delirium in persons with Alzheimer disease
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:848-56, W296. 2012
    ..Hospitalization, frequently complicated by delirium, can be a life-changing event for patients with Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  2. pmc Delirium accelerates cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease
    T G Fong
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Neurology 72:1570-5. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of delirium on the trajectory of cognitive function in a cohort of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cerebral perfusion changes in older delirious patients using 99mTc HMPAO SPECT
    Tamara G Fong
    Department of Neurlogy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1294-9. 2006
    ..Prior studies describe variable cerebral blood flow changes in delirium. This study aims to investigate cerebral blood flow changes in older hospitalized patients with delirium, the population in which most cases of delirium occur...
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a brief cognitive assessment tool: the sweet 16
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:432-7. 2011
    ..Meanwhile, current assessment instruments are underused, lack sensitivity, or may be restricted by copyright laws. To address these limitations, we created a new brief cognitive assessment tool: the Sweet 16...
  5. pmc Delirium in elderly adults: diagnosis, prevention and treatment
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Center Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 5:210-20. 2009
    ..This article reviews current clinical practice in delirium in elderly individuals, including the diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and economic impact of this syndrome. Areas of future research are also discussed...
  6. pmc Association cortex hypoperfusion in mild dementia with Lewy bodies: a potential indicator of cholinergic dysfunction?
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Brain Imaging Behav 5:25-35. 2011
    ..If confirmed in a larger study, these results provide further evidence for brain cholinergic dysfunction in DLB pathophysiology, and use of pharmacologic MRI as an in vivo measure of cholinergic function...
  7. pmc Telephone interview for cognitive status: Creating a crosswalk with the Mini-Mental State Examination
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:492-7. 2009
    ..Screening instruments such as the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS) were developed to provide a valid alternative, with comparable cut-point scores to rate global cognitive function...
  8. pmc Hospitalization in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: frequency and causes
    James L Rudolph
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1542-8. 2010
    ..To examine the rates of and risk factors for acute hospitalization in a prospective cohort of older community-dwelling patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  9. pmc Novel risk markers and long-term outcomes of delirium: the successful aging after elective surgery (SAGES) study design and methods
    Eva M Schmitt
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:818.e1-10. 2012
    ..This program project was designed to contribute to our understanding of the complex multifactorial syndrome of delirium...
  10. pmc Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:1041-9. 2010
    ..82). The developed measure provided a reliable, continuous measure (reliability > .90) across a broad range of performance (-1.5 SDs to +1.0 SDs) with minimal ceiling and floor effects...
  11. pmc Delirium: an independent predictor of functional decline after cardiac surgery
    James L Rudolph
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:643-9. 2010
    ..To determine whether patients who developed delirium after cardiac surgery were at risk of functional decline...
  12. pmc Aging, brain disease, and reserve: implications for delirium
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:117-27. 2010
    ..Studying the role of reserve in delirium can advance prevention strategies for delirium and may advance knowledge of reserve and its role in aging and neuropsychiatric disease generally...
  13. pmc Identifying indicators of important diagnostic features of delirium
    Li Wen Huang
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1044-50. 2012
    ..To use an expert consensus process to identify indicators of delirium features to help enhance bedside recognition of delirium...
  14. pmc Maximizing clinical research participation in vulnerable older persons: identification of barriers and motivators
    Edward R Marcantonio
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02446, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1522-7. 2008
    ..To identify barriers and motivators to participation in long-term clinical research by high-risk elderly people and to develop procedures to maximize recruitment and retention...
  15. doi request reprint Calibration and validation of an innovative approach for estimating general cognitive performance
    Alden L Gross
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 42:144-53. 2014
    ..Our methods can be used to harmonize neuropsychological test results across diverse settings and studies. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of neuroimaging in elucidating delirium pathophysiology
    David C Alsop
    Department of Radiology, Ansin 226, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1287-93. 2006
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  17. pmc Cholinergic deficiency hypothesis in delirium: a synthesis of current evidence
    Tammy T Hshieh
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:764-72. 2008
    ..Understanding how the cholinergic pathway relates to delirium may yield innovative approaches in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of this common, costly, and morbid condition...

Research Grants2

  1. Perfusion MRI After Donepezil in Lewy Body Dementia
    Tamara Fong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The second phase will be an open labeled, prospective study to assess the chronic effects of ChEI administered over a period of three months. ..