L Z Rubenstein

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Falls and their prevention in elderly people: what does the evidence show?
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Med Clin North Am 90:807-24. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Editorial: a view from the USA on the Alzheimer's disease international position paper
    L Z Rubenstein
    L Z Rubenstein, UCLA School of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, 16111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:104. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review
    K L Perell
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, California 90073, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M761-6. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of a group exercise program on strength, mobility, and falls among fall-prone elderly men
    L Z Rubenstein
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M317-21. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of a screening, case finding, and referral system for older veterans in primary care
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, North Hills, California 91343, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:166-74. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Appetite assessment: simple appetite questionnaire predicts weight loss in community-dwelling adults and nursing home residents
    Margaret Mary G Wilson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1074-81. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Home-based comprehensive assessment of rural elderly persons: the CARE project
    David D Cravens
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    J Rural Health 21:322-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Using administrative data to track fall-related ambulatory care services in the Veterans Administration Healthcare system
    Stephen L Luther
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:412-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression in older patients admitted for postacute nursing home rehabilitation
    Adam P Webber
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1017-22. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Orthostatic hypotension in the nursing home setting
    Lukasz Iwanczyk
    UCLA Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship Program, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:163-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Falls and their prevention in elderly people: what does the evidence show?
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Med Clin North Am 90:807-24. 2006
    ..Incorporating these intervention strategies whenever feasible into a fall prevention program seems to be the most effective means for fall prevention in older adults...
  2. ncbi request reprint Editorial: a view from the USA on the Alzheimer's disease international position paper
    L Z Rubenstein
    L Z Rubenstein, UCLA School of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, 16111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:104. 2010
    ..The present international position paper is consistent with these US task force and specialty group reports, and its international consensus does much to furthering the cause of improved diagnosis and care for AD patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review
    K L Perell
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, California 90073, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M761-6. 2001
    ..Our purpose was to summarize existing fall risk assessment scales to enable more informed choices regarding their use...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of a group exercise program on strength, mobility, and falls among fall-prone elderly men
    L Z Rubenstein
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M317-21. 2000
    ..This randomized controlled trial studied the effects of a low- to moderate-intensity group exercise program on strength, endurance, mobility, and fall rates in fall-prone elderly men with chronic impairments...
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of a screening, case finding, and referral system for older veterans in primary care
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, North Hills, California 91343, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:166-74. 2007
    ..To test whether a system of screening, assessment, referral, and follow-up provided within primary care for high-risk older outpatients improves recognition of geriatric conditions and healthcare outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Appetite assessment: simple appetite questionnaire predicts weight loss in community-dwelling adults and nursing home residents
    Margaret Mary G Wilson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1074-81. 2005
    ..Without a simple tool to evaluate appetite, health care providers often use inaccurate surrogates, such as measurement of energy consumption and nutritional risk, to reflect appetite...
  7. ncbi request reprint Home-based comprehensive assessment of rural elderly persons: the CARE project
    David D Cravens
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    J Rural Health 21:322-8. 2005
    ..We sought to develop and pilot a model of rural home-based CGA to determine whether successful urban models can be adapted to rural areas...
  8. ncbi request reprint Using administrative data to track fall-related ambulatory care services in the Veterans Administration Healthcare system
    Stephen L Luther
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:412-8. 2005
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  9. ncbi request reprint Depression in older patients admitted for postacute nursing home rehabilitation
    Adam P Webber
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1017-22. 2005
    ..To describe the prevalence, recognition, and persistence of depression in older adults undergoing postacute rehabilitation in a nursing home (NH) setting and to explore the effect of depression on rehabilitation outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Orthostatic hypotension in the nursing home setting
    Lukasz Iwanczyk
    UCLA Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship Program, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:163-7. 2006
    ..This article discusses a commonsense approach to diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with this disorder, with an emphasis on nonpharmacological interventions, such as patient and staff education...
  11. ncbi request reprint National Veterans Health Administration hospitalizations for syncope compared to acute myocardial infarction, fracture, or pneumonia in community-dwelling elders: outpatient medication and comorbidity profiles
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd 118M, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 46:613-9. 2006
    ..Studies linking national outpatient medications to hospitalizations for specific conditions can foster the development of more proactive pharmacovigilance systems...
  12. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity and exercise in older adults
    Edward Kwok Ho Hui
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1692, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:310-4. 2006
    ..In this article, we offer to the reader a brief overview of the field as well as our own thoughts on how clinicians might help individual patients at a more practical level...
  13. ncbi request reprint Rehospitalization after hip fracture: predictors and prognosis from a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:705-10. 2008
    ..To estimate the risk and long-term prognostic significance of 30-day readmission postdischarge of a 4-year cohort of elderly veterans first admitted to Medicare hospitals for treatment of hip fractures (HFx), controlling for comorbidities...
  14. pmc National outpatient medication profiling: medications associated with outpatient fractures in community-dwelling elderly veterans
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:238-44. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint A multivariate fall risk assessment model for VHA nursing homes using the minimum data set
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:115-22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a multivariate fall risk assessment model beyond the current fall Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) triggers for nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality rates of elderly veterans with hip fractures
    Elizabeth Bass
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:514-9. 2007
    ..The goal of this research was to estimate 12-month survival rates for a large sample of elderly veterans after hip fracture with a risk-adjusted model and to compare the results of men to those of women...
  17. ncbi request reprint Falls in older people: epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    UCLA School of Medicine and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Age Ageing 35:ii37-ii41. 2006
    ..Optimal approaches involve interdisciplinary collaboration in assessment and interventions, particularly exercise, attention to co-existing medical conditions and environmental inspection and hazard abatement...
  18. ncbi request reprint Falls in the nursing home: Are they preventable?
    Man Quang Vu
    UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:S82-7. 2005
    ..Interventions have been demonstrated to be successful in reducing falls in community-dwelling elderly patients. However, less evidence supports the efficacy of fall prevention in nursing home residents...
  19. ncbi request reprint The yield, reliability, and validity of a postal survey for screening community-dwelling older people
    Cathy A Alessi
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VeteransAffairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:194-202. 2003
    ..To assess the yield, reliability, and validity of a postal survey developed to identify older persons in need of outpatient geriatric assessment and follow-up services...
  20. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of falls and syncope
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:141-58. 2002
    ..The epidemiology of these syndromes can provide extremely helpful insights for developing falls-prevention strategies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for early and late mortality in hospitalized older patients: the continuing importance of functional status
    Maria Ponzetto
    Medical and Surgical Department, Geriatric Section, University of Torino, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:1049-54. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to identify admission risk factors for in-hospital and postdischarge mortality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Drug costs and use in VHA nursing homes: a national overview of long-stay residents
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:515-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to provide national annualized estimates of drug costs and use by drug classes for long-stay nursing home (NH) residents...
  23. ncbi request reprint Detection and management of falls and instability in vulnerable elders by community physicians
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1527-31. 2004
    ..To investigate quality of care for falls and instability provided to vulnerable elders...
  24. ncbi request reprint Falls in the nursing home: are they preventable?
    Man Quang Vu
    UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:401-6. 2004
    ..Interventions have been demonstrated to be successful in reducing falls in community-dwelling elderly patients. However, less evidence supports the efficacy of fall prevention in nursing home residents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional preventive home visit programs for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Anke Huss
    Department of Geriatrics, Inselspital University of Bern Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:298-307. 2008
    ..Our objective was to systematically review RCTs examining the effect of home visit programs on mortality, nursing home admissions, and functional status decline...
  26. ncbi request reprint Interventions that increase use of adult immunization and cancer screening services: a meta-analysis
    Erin G Stone
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, Santa Monica, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:641-51. 2002
    ..Thus, we quantitatively assessed the relative effectiveness of previously studied approaches for improving adherence to adult immunization and cancer screening guidelines...
  27. ncbi request reprint Caring for patients with dementia: how good is the quality of care? Results from three health systems
    Joshua Chodosh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1260-8. 2007
    ..To describe the quality of dementia care within one U.S. metropolitan area and to investigate associations between variations in quality and patient, caregiver, and health system characteristics...
  28. ncbi request reprint Memory impairment among primary care veterans
    Joshua Chodosh
    VA Greater Los Angeles Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:444-50. 2007
    ..Memory impairment is common among older primary care patients without diagnosed dementia. Knowing patients' concerns about memory impairment and their desire to discuss these concerns may facilitate cognitive screening in this setting...
  29. doi request reprint Hip protectors in long-term care: another confirmatory trial
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:289-90. 2008
  30. doi request reprint Understanding clinical dehydration and its treatment
    David R Thomas
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:292-301. 2008
    ..With the availability of recombinant hyaluronidase, subcutaneous infusion of fluids (hypodermoclysis) provides a better opportunity to treat mild to moderate dehydration in the nursing home and at home...
  31. ncbi request reprint Preventing falls in elderly persons
    James P LoGerfo
    N Engl J Med 348:1816-8; author reply 1816-8. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patients
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:740-7. 2003
    ..Previous studies have focused on general medical conditions aimed at prolonging life, not on geriatric issues important for quality of life...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of preventive home visits for ambulatory housebound elders in Japan: a pilot study
    Ayumi Kono
    Sepulveda VA GRECC, School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, 91343, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:293-9. 2004
    ..Programs of preventive home visits for ambulatory housebound elders have not yet become established in Japan. The aim of this randomized pilot study was to investigate effects of such visits by public health nurses in Japan...
  34. ncbi request reprint Developing quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operations
    Marcia L McGory
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6904, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:870-83. 2005
    ..We sought to develop process-based quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operations to identify necessary and meaningful ways to improve care in this cohort...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritis
    Andrew L Wong
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:484-99. 2004
    ..To describe the development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) not dependent on direct contact with the treating physicians...
  36. ncbi request reprint Joseph T. Freeman award lecture: comprehensive geriatric assessment: from miracle to reality
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Sepulveda and Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 91343, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:473-7. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Frequency of going outdoors: a predictor of functional and psychosocial change among ambulatory frail elders living at home
    Ayumi Kono
    Sepulveda VA GRECC, and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:275-80. 2004
    ..This study investigated the relationship between the frequency of going outdoors among ambulatory frail elders living at home and subsequent functional and psychosocial changes...
  38. pmc Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials
    John T Chang
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    BMJ 328:680. 2004
    ..To assess the relative effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in older adults to either a usual care group or control group...
  39. ncbi request reprint Monitoring falls in cohort studies of community-dwelling older people: effect of the recall interval
    David A Ganz
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2190-4. 2005
    ..To determine whether the interval over which patients are asked to remember their falls affects fall reporting...
  40. ncbi request reprint Will my patient fall?
    David A Ganz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    JAMA 297:77-86. 2007
    ..However, clinical consensus suggests reserving these interventions for high-risk patients. Limiting fall prevention programs to high-risk patients implies that clinicians must recognize features that predict future falls...
  41. ncbi request reprint The complexity of care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: metrics for better understanding chronic disease care
    Katherine L Kahn
    University of California at Los Angeles, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 45:55-65. 2007
    ..Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) provide an important opportunity for understanding care of patients with a serious chronic condition...
  42. ncbi request reprint Frequency of going outdoors predicts long-range functional change among ambulatory frail elders living at home
    Ayumi Kono
    School of Nursing, Osaka City University, 1 5 17 Asahi Abeno, Osaka 545 0051, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:233-42. 2007
    ..048). These results suggest that the frequency of going outdoors can predict changes in ADLs over at least a 20-month period...