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September 21, 2017

Inflammation is key risk factor for several conditions in the elderly. However, the relationship between inflammation and frailty is still unclear. We investigated whether higher dietary inflammatory index (DII) scores were associated with higher incidence of frailty in a cohort of North Americans.

September 18, 2017

In response to a rising concern for multidrug resistance and Clostridium difficile infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) will require all long-term care (LTC) facilities to establish an antibiotic stewardship program by November 2017. Thus far, limited evidence describes implementation of antibiotic stewardship in LTC...

September 16, 2017

To assess the validity and responsiveness of the FRAIL scale in middle-aged women, who are a group at high risk of developing frailty.

September 16, 2017

To survey the current methods used to ascertain dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in longitudinal cohort studies, to categorize differences in approaches and to identify key components of expert panel methodology in current use.

September 15, 2017

This week AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule.

Reduction in Value-Based Modifier and PQRS Penalties

The Society strongly supported CMS’ for proposal to reduce the...

September 14, 2017

The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) apologizes for errors in the affiliations list underneath the author names in the following article.

September 12, 2017

Falls are a major cause of injury and disability in older people, leading to serious health and social consequences including fractures, poor quality of life, loss of independence, and institutionalization. To design and provide adequate prevention measures, accurate understanding and identification of person's individual fall risk is important...