KENNETH LANGA

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of diabetes on disability in middle-aged and older adults
    Linda A Wray
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, 315 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1206-11. 2005
  2. pmc Depression, antidepressant medications, and risk of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mary A M Rogers
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 016 440E NCRC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    BMC Med 11:121. 2013
  3. pmc Hospital variation in transfusion and infection after cardiac surgery: a cohort study
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    BMC Med 7:37. 2009
  4. pmc Vascular health, diabetes, APOE and dementia: the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    David J Llewellyn
    Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Peninsula Medical School, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
    Alzheimers Res Ther 2:19. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The explosion in paid home health care in the 1990s: who received the additional services?
    K M Langa
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0429, USA
    Med Care 39:147-57. 2001
  6. pmc Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:134-44. 2008
  7. pmc Cognitive health among older adults in the United States and in England
    Kenneth M Langa
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Geriatr 9:23. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study: study design and methods
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls Building, Rm 7E01, Box 4029, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 25:181-91. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Mixed dementia: emerging concepts and therapeutic implications
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
    JAMA 292:2901-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health-care expenditures among older Americans with cancer
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Value Health 7:186-94. 2004

Research Grants

  1. IDENTIFYING CASES AND COSTS OF DEMENTIA IN THE U.S.
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Patterns and Predictors of Cognitive Decline
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Patterns and Predictors of Cognitive Decline
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2007

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Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of diabetes on disability in middle-aged and older adults
    Linda A Wray
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, 315 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1206-11. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Depression, antidepressant medications, and risk of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mary A M Rogers
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 016 440E NCRC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    BMC Med 11:121. 2013
    ..Our objective was to evaluate whether depression or the use of anti-depressants altered the risk of developing CDI, using two distinct datasets and study designs...
  3. pmc Hospital variation in transfusion and infection after cardiac surgery: a cohort study
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    BMC Med 7:37. 2009
    ..Concomitant with this re-examination have been reports showing variability in the use of specific blood components. This investigation was designed to assess hospital variation in blood use and outcomes in cardiac surgery patients...
  4. pmc Vascular health, diabetes, APOE and dementia: the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    David J Llewellyn
    Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Peninsula Medical School, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
    Alzheimers Res Ther 2:19. 2010
    ..001). CONCLUSIONS : Data from the first dementia study that is representative of the United States population suggest that stroke, the APOE epsilon4 allele and their interaction are strongly associated with dementia...
  5. ncbi request reprint The explosion in paid home health care in the 1990s: who received the additional services?
    K M Langa
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0429, USA
    Med Care 39:147-57. 2001
    ....
  6. pmc Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:134-44. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of these multiple trends, we compared the prevalence and 2-year mortality of cognitive impairment (CI) consistent with dementia in the United States in 1993 to 1995 and 2002 to 2004...
  7. pmc Cognitive health among older adults in the United States and in England
    Kenneth M Langa
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Geriatr 9:23. 2009
    ..We compared cognitive performance of older adults in the US and England, and sought to identify sociodemographic and medical factors associated with differences in cognitive function between the two countries...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study: study design and methods
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls Building, Rm 7E01, Box 4029, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 25:181-91. 2005
    ..We also illustrate potential uses of the ADAMS data and provide information to interested researchers on obtaining ADAMS and HRS data...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mixed dementia: emerging concepts and therapeutic implications
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
    JAMA 292:2901-8. 2004
    ..The prevalence of mixed dementia, defined as the coexistence of Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD), is likely to increase as the population ages...
  10. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health-care expenditures among older Americans with cancer
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Value Health 7:186-94. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint Extent and cost of informal caregiving for older Americans with symptoms of depression
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls Building, Room 7E01, Box 0429, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:857-63. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to obtain nationally representative estimates of the additional time and cost associated with informal caregiving for older Americans with depressive symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health care expenditures among older Americans with dementia
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 48109 0429, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:90-8. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Informal caregiving for diabetes and diabetic complications among elderly americans
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0429, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S177-86. 2002
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  14. ncbi request reprint Informal caregiving for chronic lung disease among older Americans
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Chest 122:2197-203. 2002
    ..To obtain nationally representative estimates of the additional time, and related cost, of unpaid family caregiving (informal caregiving) associated with chronic lung disease among older Americans...
  15. pmc National estimates of the quantity and cost of informal caregiving for the elderly with dementia
    K M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:770-8. 2001
    ..We sought to obtain nationally representative estimates of the time and associated cost of informal caregiving for the elderly with mild, moderate, and severe dementia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Informal caregiving time and costs for urinary incontinence in older individuals in the United States
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:733-7. 2002
    ..To obtain nationally representative estimates of the additional time, and related cost, of informal caregiving associated with urinary incontinence in older individuals...
  17. ncbi request reprint Geriatric conditions and disability: the Health and Retirement Study
    Christine T Cigolle
    University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:156-64. 2007
    ..The prevalence of geriatric conditions and their effect on health and disability in older adults has not been investigated in population-based samples...
  18. pmc The impact of diabetes on workforce participation: results from a national household sample
    Sandeep Vijan
    Vetterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1653-69. 2004
    ..Diabetes is a highly prevalent condition that results in substantial morbidity and premature mortality. We investigated how diabetes-associated mortality, disability, early retirement, and work absenteeism impacts workforce participation...
  19. pmc Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregivers
    Michael J Poulin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010
    ..Helping valued loved ones may promote caregivers' well-being...
  20. pmc The effect of depression and cognitive impairment on enrollment in Medicare Part D
    Kara Zivin
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1433-40. 2009
    ..To examine concerns that vulnerable populations, such as depressed or cognitively impaired beneficiaries would have challenges accessing Part D coverage...
  21. pmc Caregiving behavior is associated with decreased mortality risk
    Stephanie L Brown
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:488-94. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that it may be premature to conclude that health risks for caregivers are due to providing active help. Indeed, under some circumstances, caregivers may actually benefit from providing care...
  22. pmc Geriatric conditions develop in middle-aged adults with diabetes
    Christine T Cigolle
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, 300 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:272-9. 2011
    ..These conditions are important contributors to the complex health status of older adults. Diabetes mellitus is known to co-occur with geriatric conditions in older adults and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of some conditions...
  23. pmc Parental education and late-life dementia in the United States
    Mary A M Rogers
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:71-80. 2009
    ..The population attributable risk of dementia due to low maternal education was 18.8% (95% CI, 9.4-28.2%). The education of girls in a population may be protective of dementia in the next generation...
  24. pmc Degree of disability and patterns of caregiving among older Americans with congestive heart failure
    Tanya Ruff Gure
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:70-6. 2008
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  25. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms for racial and ethnic disparities in glycemic control in middle-aged and older Americans in the health and retirement study
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcome Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1853-60. 2007
    ..Mechanisms for racial/ethnic disparities in glycemic control are poorly understood...
  26. pmc Association between cognitive function and social support with glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus
    Toru Okura
    Divisions of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1816-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether cognitive impairment in adults with diabetes mellitus is associated with worse glycemic control and to assess whether level of social support for diabetes mellitus care modifies this relationship...
  27. pmc The influence of long-term care insurance on the likelihood of nursing home admission
    Tanya R Gure
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1862-7. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of long-term care (LTC) insurance on nursing home use...
  28. pmc Differences in functional impairment across subtypes of dementia
    Tanya Ruff Gure
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:434-41. 2010
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional analysis using the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) to determine the extent of functional impairment among older adults with dementia due to different etiologies...
  29. pmc Depression among older adults in the United States and England
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:1036-44. 2010
    ..Depression negatively affects health and well being among older adults, but there have been no nationally representative comparisons of depression prevalence among older adults in England and the United States...
  30. pmc Long-term cognitive impairment and functional disability among survivors of severe sepsis
    Theodore J Iwashyna
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    JAMA 304:1787-94. 2010
    ..Although the incidence of severe sepsis is high and increasing, the magnitude of patients' long-term cognitive and functional limitations after sepsis is unknown...
  31. pmc Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and their association with functional limitations in older adults in the United States: the aging, demographics, and memory study
    Toru Okura
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:330-7. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and examine their association with functional limitations...
  32. pmc Advance directives and outcomes of surrogate decision making before death
    Maria J Silveira
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, and Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1211-8. 2010
    ..Recent discussions about health care reform have raised questions regarding the value of advance directives...
  33. pmc The case for involving adult children outside of the household in the self-management support of older adults with chronic illnesses
    John D Piette
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:34-45. 2010
    ....
  34. pmc Reducing case ascertainment costs in U.S. population studies of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive impairment-Part 1
    David R Weir
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 7:94-109. 2011
    ..These approaches are intended for intensively assessed epidemiological cohorts where goal is valid and reliable case detection with efficient and cost-effective tools...
  35. pmc Untreated poor vision: a contributing factor to late-life dementia
    Mary A M Rogers
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:728-35. 2010
    ..9% who maintained normal cognition had received at least one previous eye procedure compared with 51.7% of those with Alzheimer disease. Untreated poor vision is associated with cognitive decline, particularly Alzheimer disease...
  36. pmc Factors influencing cost-related nonadherence to medication in older adults: a conceptually based approach
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Value Health 13:338-45. 2010
    ..We sought to determine both financial and nonfinancial factors associated with CRN in a nationally representative sample of older adults...
  37. pmc Hospitalizations and deaths among adults with cardiovascular disease who underuse medications because of cost: a longitudinal analysis
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Practice Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 48:87-94. 2010
    ..Less is known about the extent to which such cost-related medication underuse is associated with increases in subsequent hospitalizations and deaths...
  38. pmc Beyond comorbidity counts: how do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients' treatment priorities and self-management?
    Eve A Kerr
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1635-40. 2007
    ..The majority of older adults have 2 or more chronic conditions and among patients with diabetes, 40% have at least three...
  39. ncbi request reprint Informal caregiving and Body Mass Index among older adults
    Kristi R Jenkins
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:42-51. 2007
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed in terms of nursing practice and research to prevent weight loss and frailty...
  40. ncbi request reprint What is perfect health to an 85-year-old?: evidence for scale recalibration in subjective health ratings
    Peter A Ubel
    Program for Improving Health Care Decisions, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0429, USA
    Med Care 43:1054-7. 2005
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Health, wealth, and happiness: financial resources buffer subjective well-being after the onset of a disability
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:663-6. 2005
    ..We also found some evidence that the buffering effect of wealth faded with time, as below-median participants recovered some of their well-being...
  42. ncbi request reprint Net worth predicts symptom burden at the end of life
    Maria J Silveira
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:827-37. 2005
    ..To explore the predictors of symptom burden at the end of life...
  43. ncbi request reprint Skilled care requirements for elderly patients after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Brahmajee K Nallamothu
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1133-7. 2005
    ..To examine the extent to which elderly individuals use various skilled care facilities after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in stroke patients: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Devin L Brown
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Stroke 36:1291-3. 2005
    ..We used a cost-effectiveness model to estimate the magnitude of benefit that would be necessary to make polysomnography (PSG) and OSA treatment cost-effective in stroke patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint The impact of own and spouse's urinary incontinence on depressive symptoms
    Nancy H Fultz
    Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, G135C Lane Hall, 204 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1290, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:2537-48. 2005
    ..Our findings also suggest the importance of considering the patient's mental health within a wider context, particularly including the physical and mental health of the patient's spouse...
  46. ncbi request reprint Estimating the costs of caring for the older breast cancer patient
    James A Hayman
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, UH B2C490, Box 0010, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 46:255-60. 2003
    ..The goals of this article will be to introduce the relevant types of costs, to review the available data on these costs and to conclude with some thoughts regarding areas for future research...
  47. ncbi request reprint Predicting nursing home admission: estimates from a 7-year follow-up of a nationally representative sample of older Americans
    Jane Banaszak-Holl
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 2029, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:83-9. 2004
    ..Interventions for individuals with dementia should impact the behavioral aspects of the condition and slow disease progression in addition to improving physical functioning...
  48. pmc Quality of preventive clinical services among caregivers in the health and retirement study
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:875-8. 2004
    ..After adjustment for covariates, there were no significant associations between spousal caregiving and likelihood of caregiver receipt of preventive services...
  49. ncbi request reprint The health effects of restricting prescription medication use because of cost
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Care 42:626-34. 2004
    ..Whether adults experience adverse health outcomes after having restricted medication use because of cost is not known...
  50. ncbi request reprint Functional status and health outcomes in older americans with diabetes mellitus
    Caroline S Blaum
    Department of Medicine, The Institute for Social Research, and the Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:745-53. 2003
    ..To determine how baseline functional status affects health outcomes in older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  51. pmc Preventing infections in nursing homes: a survey of infection control practices in southeast Michigan
    Lona Mody
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:489-92. 2005
    ..Studies on adherence to infection control policies in nursing homes (NHs) are limited. This pilot study explores the use of various infection control practices and the role of infection control practitioners in southeast Michigan NHs...
  52. ncbi request reprint Setting eligibility criteria for a care-coordination benefit
    Christine T Cigolle
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2051-9. 2005
    ..To examine different clinically relevant eligibility criteria sets to determine how they differ in numbers and characteristics of individuals served...
  53. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians: clinical and economic outcomes at community-based healthcare facilities
    Brahmajee K Nallamothu
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:749-55. 2002
    ..Results of recent studies from high-volume academic centers suggest that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is becoming safer to perform in octogenarians. Similar data from community-based facilities do not exist...
  54. pmc Clinical complexity in middle-aged and older adults with diabetes: the Health and Retirement Study
    Caroline Blaum
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan and Veterans Administration Health Center, 300 N Ingalls St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Med Care 48:327-34. 2010
    ..Some patients with diabetes may have health status characteristics that could make diabetes self-management (DSM) difficult and lead to inadequate glycemic control, or limit the benefit of some diabetes management interventions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Contribution of infection to increased mortality in women after cardiac surgery
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:437-43. 2006
    ..Explanations for this sex difference are controversial. The objective of this study was to assess whether infection contributes to the increased risk of mortality in women...
  56. pmc Impact of the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage on immunization practices in long-term care facilities
    Lona Mody
    Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:383-7. 2006
    ..To assess the response of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage and the impact on resident and healthcare worker (HCW) immunization rates...
  57. ncbi request reprint Allogeneic blood transfusions explain increased mortality in women after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1028-34. 2006
    ..Because allogeneic blood transfusions are more common in women and have been associated with immunomodulation, the impact of transfusion on sex differences in infection and mortality was examined...
  58. pmc Effect of Medicare home health care payment on informal care
    Ezra Golberstein
    University of Michigan, Department of Health Management and Policy, USA
    Inquiry 46:58-71. 2009
    ..Home care payment policies should recognize these effects, balancing costs of the program with the desire to protect families from the burdens associated with providing informal home care...
  59. ncbi request reprint New and dis-improved: on the evaluation and use of less effective, less expensive medical interventions
    David M Kent
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Med Decis Making 24:281-6. 2004
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Defining cause of death in stroke patients: The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi Project
    Devin L Brown
    Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:591-6. 2007
    ..63 (95% CI: 0.52, 0.75). Accurate, reliable determinations of cause of death after stroke/transient ischemic attack are not currently feasible. More research is needed to identify a reliable process for coding cause of death from stroke...
  61. doi request reprint The rising tide of dementia worldwide
    Eric B Larson
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Lancet 372:430-2. 2008
  62. pmc Neighbourhood deprivation and incident mobility disability in older adults
    Iain A Lang
    Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter EX2 5DW, UK
    Age Ageing 37:403-10. 2008
    ..to assess whether incident mobility disability and neighbourhood deprivation in older people are associated independent of the effects of individual socio-economic status, health behaviours and health status...
  63. pmc Neighborhood deprivation, individual socioeconomic status, and cognitive function in older people: analyses from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Iain A Lang
    Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:191-8. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between cognitive function, socioeconomic status, and neighborhood deprivation (lack of local resources of all types, financial and otherwise)...
  64. pmc Framingham Stroke Risk Profile and poor cognitive function: a population-based study
    David J Llewellyn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Neurol 8:12. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between 10-year risk for incident stroke and cognitive function in a large population-based sample...
  65. ncbi request reprint Implantable or external defibrillators for individuals at increased risk of cardiac arrest: where cost-effectiveness hits fiscal reality
    Peter Cram
    University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Value Health 9:292-302. 2006
    ..We used decision analysis to evaluate the clinical and economic trade-offs of AEDs, ICDs, and emergency medical services equipped with defibrillators (EMS-D) for reducing cardiac arrest mortality...
  66. ncbi request reprint Differences in amount of informal care received by non-Hispanic whites and latinos in a nationally representative sample of older Americans
    Carlos O Weiss
    Center on Aging and Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:146-51. 2005
    ..Clinicians should be alert to the significant amount of informal care and possible associated strain in caregivers of older Latinos...
  67. pmc Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States
    Brenda L Plassman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:427-34. 2008
    ..Cognitive impairment without dementia is associated with increased risk for disability, increased health care costs, and progression to dementia. There are no population-based prevalence estimates of this condition in the United States...
  68. ncbi request reprint An illness in the family: accounting for the complex effects of illness on other family members
    Kenneth M Langa
    Am J Manag Care 10:305-6. 2004
  69. ncbi request reprint Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy
    Richard Schulz
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Gerontologist 47:4-13. 2007
    ..We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy...
  70. pmc Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M461-7. 2003
    ..Our aim was to examine whether the combination of varying levels of cognitive function and depressive symptoms affect the risk of mortality in community-living elderly adults...

Research Grants5

  1. IDENTIFYING CASES AND COSTS OF DEMENTIA IN THE U.S.
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2005
    DESCRIPTION (applicant s abstract): Dr. Kenneth Langa is a General Internist and faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Institute for Social Research at the UM. He gained research experience while earning a Ph.D...
  2. Patterns and Predictors of Cognitive Decline
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Patterns and Predictors of Cognitive Decline
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2007
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