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Kristine Yaffe, MD named among the most highly cited in the world

December 19, 2018
Department researchers named among the most highly cited in the world Four faculty members in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry have been acknowledged for the high impact of their research work with inclusion on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List. This highly prestigious honor recognizes...

Military-related risk factors in female veterans and risk of dementia

By Kristine Yaffe on December 14, 2018
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diagnoses of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression, alone or in combination, increase dementia risk among older female veterans.

Use of a pooled cohort to impute cardiovascular disease risk factors across the adult life course

By Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri on December 14, 2018
Abstract BACKGROUND: In designing prevention strategies, it may be useful to understand how early and midlife cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) exposures affect outcomes that primarily occur in mid to late life. Few single US cohorts have followed participants from early adulthood to...

New Publication: Multiple sensory impairment is associated with increased risk of dementia among black and white older adults

By Willa D Brenowitz, PhD, MPH on December 04, 2018
Abstract BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined impairment in multiple senses (multisensory impairment) and risk of dementia in comparison to having a single or no sensory impairment.

New Publication: Increased risk of suicide attempts and unintended death among those transitioning from prison to community in later life.

By Lisa C. Barry Ph.D., M.P.H. on September 26, 2018
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The number of individuals transitioning from correctional facilities to community in later life (age ≥50 ) is increasing. We sought to determine if later-life prison release is a risk factor for suicidal behavior and death by accidental injury, including drug overdose. DESIGN...

Dr. Byers received a new NIH grant: Precursors of Suicide in Older Adults Transitioning from Prison to Community

By Amy L. Byers on August 21, 2018
Narrative: Prison release is associated with exceptionally high rates of suicide and death by unintentional injury (including drug overdose).  This project will demonstrate an innovative method of linking administrative health care data and suicide surveillance data (that includes suicide attempts...

New Publication: Burden of Depressive Symptoms Over 2 Decades and Risk of Nursing Home Placement in Older Women

By Amy L. Byers on August 10, 2018
Objectives To determine the association between cumulative burden of depressive symptoms and risk of nursing home (NH) placement over 2 decades. Design Prospective cohort study with data linked to Medicare claims files. Setting Clinic sites in Baltimore, Maryland; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and...

New Publication: Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Epidemiology, Outcomes, Knowledge Gaps, and Future Directions

By Raquel C. Gardner on August 10, 2018
This review of the literature on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults focuses on incident TBI sustained in older adulthood ("geriatric TBI") rather than on the separate, but related, topic of older adults with a history of earlier-life TBI. We describe the epidemiology of geriatric TBI, the...

New Publication: Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson disease: A Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Study

By Raquel C. Gardner on August 10, 2018
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess risk of Parkinson disease (PD) following traumatic brain injury (TBI), including specifically mild TBI(mTBI), among care recipients in the Veterans Health Administration.

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