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2014-2015 Geriatric Educational Conference and Geriatric Journal Club

Below you can find the 2014-2015 Geriatric Grand Rounds Schedule, PowerPoint slides, Journal Club articles, Journal Club summary, and other supplemental materials within the schedule. Click the hyperlink for the desired file where available.

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Date Geriatric Journal Club

(Time is 8:00 am - 8:30 am unless otherwise noted)
Geriatric Educational Conference

(Time is 8:30 am - 9:30 am unless otherwise noted)
July 4, 2014 Independence Day Weekend No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
July 11, 2014 Mary Ann Forciea, MD

A Randomized Trial of Epidural Glucocorticoid Injections for Spinal Stenosis

Summary: Available
Cross Cultural Communication in Medicine: Looking Within To See The Outside Better

Jerry Johnson, MD
July 18, 2014 Ravi Jayadevappa, PhD

Effect of Depression on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Mortality
of Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Supplemental Material: Prostate cancer, Version 3.2012: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines

Summary: Unavailable
Reducing the Risk of Medication Errors Related to Electronic Medication Systems

Laura A. Finn, CGP, FASCP, RPh
July 25, 2014 Nalaka Gooneratne, MD

Is portable monitoring for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome suitable in elderly population?

Summary: Unavailable
Perspectives on the Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s Disease

Daniel Weintraub, MD
August 1, 2014 Joan Weinryb, MD

Effects of Nurse-Managed Protocols in the Outpatient Management of Adults With Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Supplemental Material:
Are Nurses an Answer to New Primary Care Needs?

Summary: Unavailable
Biology of Aging

Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
August 8, 2014 Melissa Livney, PsyD

Article: The Use and Utility of Specific Nonpharmacological Interventions for Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: An Exploratory Study

Summary: Available
The Agitated Nursing Home Patient

Steven Huege, MD
August 15, 2014 Sefi Knoble, MD

"Don't Get Weak in Your Compassion": Bereaved Next of Kin's Suggestions for Improving End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

PowerPoint: Available
Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study

Raymond Townsend, MD

Patient Letter


Symptom Management at the End of Life (for the on-call practitioner)

Deborah Way, MD
August 22, 2014 David Casarett, MD, MA

Article: Association Between Analytic Strategy and Estimates of Treatment Outcomes in Meta-analyses

Editorial: Meta-analysis as Evidence Building a Better Pyramid
Brief History of Geriatric Medicine

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
August 29, 2014 Labor Day Weekend No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
September 5, 2014 3 Case Presentations Lesley Carson, MD; Alysa Krain, MD; TBN
September 12, 2014 Albert Giovenella, PhD

Identifying Risk of Readmission in Hospitalized Elderly Adults Through Inpatient Medication Exposure
Year in Review

John Bruza, MD
September 19, 2014 Mary Ann Forciea, MD

“Is There a Gun in the Home?” Assessing the Risks of Gun
Ownership in Older Adults
Panel on Elder Abuse

David Hoffman; Lesley Carson, MD; Kathy Witta, CRNP
September 26, 2014 Soumya Bollampally, DO

Effects of Home-Based Primary Care on Medicare Costs in
High-Risk Elders
Models of Community-Based Long-Term Care

Jeanette Gallagher, LMSW; Bruce Kinosian, MD; Jean Yudin, CRNP
October 3, 2014 Tejal Dharia, MD

Intervention with the Screening Tool of Older Persons Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment Criteria in Elderly Residents of a Chronic Geriatric Facility: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Life After Fellowship

Linsey D. O'Donnell, DO; Seema Dattani, MD; David A. Simpson, MD
October 10, 2014 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Four Geriatric Case Presentations with a Focus on Oral Medicine
Ralston 241
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Case Topic: Facial defect as a complication of Mohs surgery

Jaisri Thoppay, BDS
Case Topic: Osteonecrosis of the jaw

Joshua D. Uy, MD
Case Topic: Full dental extraction of a late-stage dementia patient

Sophia Elmuradi, BDS
Case Topic: Extraction and root planning in regards to acute myeloid leukemia and extraction
October 17, 2014 3 Journal Clubs Jenaro Hernandez, DO

Article: Effects of an Acute Care for Elders Unit on Costs and 30-Day Readmissions

Supplemental article: ACE, MACE, and GRACE: Time to Put the Pieces Together

Jerry Johnson, MD

Article: Prospective Observational Study of Delirium Recovery Trajectories and Associated Short-Term Outcomes in Older Adults Admitted to a Specialized Delirium Unit

Supplemental article: A Symptom Rating Scale for Delirium

Joshua D. Uy, MD

Article: Further Insight Into the Cardiovascular Risk Calculator
The Roles of Statins, Revascularizations, and
Underascertainment in theWomen’s Health Study
October 24, 2014 Ming Jang, MD

Palliative use of non-invasive ventilation in end-of-life
patients with solid tumours: a randomised feasibility trial
Symptom Management at the End of Life (for the on-call practitioner) - Part 2

Deborah Way, MD
October 31, 2014 PMDA No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
November 7, 2014 Linda Clark, MD

Olfactory Dysfunction Predicts 5-Year Mortality in Older
Updates in EPIC

Andrea Hopkins
November 14, 2014 Edna Schwab, MD

Too frail for surgery? Initial results of a large multidisciplinary prospective study examining preoperative variables predictive of poor surgical outcomes
Urinary Incontinence and the Elderly

Lily Arya, MD
November 21, 2014 Jason Karlawish, MD 2 Case Presentations

Nalaka Gooneratne, MD; Jenaro Hernandez, DO
November 28, 2014 Thanksgiving No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
December, 5, 2014 Erin Rae Lockard, MD

Associations Between Serum Biomarkers and Pain and
Pain-Related Function in Older Adults with Low Back Pain:
A Pilot Study
Chronic Pain in the Geriatric Population: Treating the Person

Dan Livney, PsyD
December 12, 2014 Lesley Carson, MD

Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and 30-Day Rehospitalization: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Dementia in Patients with Developmental Disabilities

Mary Ann Forciea, MD

NTG-Early Detection Screen for Dementia
December, 19, 2014 No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
December 26, 2014 Winter Break No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
January 2, 2015 Winter Break No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
January 9, 2015 2 Journal Clubs Joan Weinryb, MD

Article: Factors Associated with Family Caregiver Dissatisfaction with
Acute Hospital Care of Older Cognitively Impaired Relatives

Rachel Miller

Article topic: Vaping and Cigarette Smoking
January 16, 2015 Steve Huege, MD

Medical student mental health 3.0: improving student wellness through curricular changes

Teamwork and Delegation in Medical Homes: Primary Care Staff Perspectives in the Veterans Health Administration

Jennifer Galadriel True, PhD
January 23, 2015 David Casarett, MD, MA

Article: Association Between the Medicare Hospice Benefit and Health Care Utilization and Costs for Patients With Poor-Prognosis Cancer
Preference Assessment in Cancer Care

Ravi Jayadevappa, PhD
January 30, 2015 Soumya Bollampally, DO

Article: Statin use and decline in gait speed in community-dwelling older adults
NAFLD: Impacting Longevity

Rotonya Carr, MD
February 6, 2015 3 Case Presentations Charles Spencer, MD; Tejal Dharia, MD; TBN
February 13, 2015 John Bruza, MD

Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States
HIV and the Older Adult

Alysa Krain, MD
February 20, 2015 Jenaro Hernandez, DO

Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics and Incident Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study
Sleep and the Older Adult

Nalaka Gooneratne, MD
February 27, 2015 JOURNAL CLUB CANCELED Home Care Case Presentation

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Jean Yudin, CRNP
March 6, 2015 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Oral Medicine Grand Rounds at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Evans Building, 2nd Floor, Sig Seigel Conference Room
4001 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Sophia Elmuradi, BDS
Case Topic: Oral ulcers/uncertain diagnosis

Jaisri Thoppay, BDS
Case Topic: Pain consultation/medications for trigeminal neuralgia

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Case Topic: Decisional capacity determination
March 13, 2015 Lesley Carson, MD

Overuse of testing in preoperative evaluation and syncope: a survey of hospitalists
Fecal Incontinence in Women

Uduak Andy, MD
March 20, 2015 Josh Uy, MD

Frailty and outcomes after implantation of left ventricular assist device as destination therapy
Heart Failure in the Geriatric Population

Ross Zimmer, MD
March 27, 2015 2 Journal Clubs Edna Schwab, MD

Article: Adverse events in mobility-limited and chronically ill elderly adults participating in an exercise intervention study supported by general practitioner practices

Ravi Jayadevappa, PhD

Article: Population-Based Assessment of Determining Treatments for Prostate Cancer
April 3, 2015 Good Friday No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference
April 10, 2015 Ming Jang, MD

Preventive Effects of Ramelteon on Delirium- A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
Findings of the IOM Dying in America Report

Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN
April 17, 2015 2 Case Presentations Lynsey Brandt, PharmD; Rachel Miller, MD
April 24, 2015 Joan Weinryb, MD


Effectiveness of Multicomponent Nonpharmacological Delirium Interventions: A Meta-analysis

Accompanying editorial:

Delirium and the “Know-Do” Gap in Acute Care for Elders

Building a Safety Culture at Penn Medicine

Jennifer S. Myers, MD; Ann Honebrink, MD
May 1, 2015 No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference Department of Medicine Research Day
May 8, 2015 Steve Huege, MD

Article: Resilience and well-being in palliative care staff: a qualitative study of hospice nurses' experience of work
The Veteran at the End of Life

Gloria “Pat” Chriss, CRNP; Woon-Ok Kim, CRNP; Stephanie Long, BA, MSW; Deborah Way, MD
May 15, 2015 8:00AM - 9:00AM Updates in EPIC

Andréa Hopkins
May 22, 2015 No Geriatric Journal Club or Geriatric Educational Conference Memorial Day Weekend
May 29, 2015 Jerry Johnson, MD

Article: Stability of postoperative delirium psychomotor subtypes in individuals with hip fracture
Cholesterol Management in Elderly Patients: A Case Based Approach

Douglas Jacoby, MD
June 5, 2015 Bruce Kinosian, MD

Article: Home-Based Primary Care Practices in the United States:
Current State and Quality Improvement Approaches

Supplement article: The Invisible Homebound: Setting Quality-Of-Care Standards For Home-Based Primary And Palliative Care
Geriatric Medicine Fellows' QI Projects

Soumya Bollampally, DO; Tejal Dharia, MD & Ming Jang, MD
June 12, 2015 Fellow QI Presentation: Erin Rae Lockard, MD Prostate Cancer Disparities: From Nucleotide to Neighborhood

Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
June 19, 2015 Alysa Krain, MD

Article: A randomized, double-blind phase 2 clinical trial of blosozumab, a sclerostin antibody, in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density
Osteoporosis: Myths & Legends

Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
June 26, 2015 Fellow QI Presentation: Jenaro Hernandez, DO Guidelines for Detection and Assessment