Skip to main content

AGS19: Super Fun Time Sing Along - Song Parodies



We had a tremendous amount of fun at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annual meeting this year presenting the Geriatrics Literature Update.  After each article that Ken Covinsky and Eric Widera eruditely summarized and explained, we had an audience sing-along to a parody of well-known songs.

This year, Ken insisted on more wholesome songs, the sort of songs Julie Andrews would sing in a musical.  We mostly stuck to that...but how can you not sing Grunge when you're in the Pacific Northwest?!?

So if you missed AGS this year or want to relieve this experience, check out the video our fantastic audio-visual guru Tim Stuck put together.  Just click play below, or if no image is showing, click this link to go straight to the YouTube video.  Note that each article discussed appears at the start, with a QR code that will take you straight to the article if you point your phone's camera at it in picture taking mode (don't even need to take a picture).

See below the video for a complete list of the articles with links.  Thanks to Jessica Eng for taking most of these videos!

Enjoy!


You can also find us on Youtube!


 Listen to GeriPal Podcasts on:

Articles referenced in the Song Parodies

To The Tune Of: Let it Go

Article Title: Intensification of older adults’ outpatient blood pressure treatment at hospital discharge: national retrospective cohort study
Article Reference: BMJ 2018.  
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3503


To The Tune Of: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Article Title: The Case for Mobility Assessment in Hospitalized Older Adults: American Geriatrics Society White Paper Executive Summary
Article Reference: JAGS 67:11–16, 2019  
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jgs.15595

Article Title: Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization
Article Reference: JAMA IM. 2019 doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4869
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2714300


To The Tune Of: Time Warp

Article Title: Evaluation of the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of pimavanserin versus placebo in patients with Alzheimer's disease psychosis: a phase 2, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
Article Reference: Lancet Neurology 2018; 17: 213–22
URL: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(18)30052-8/fulltext

Article Title: Effect of Dextromethorphan-Quinidine on Agitation in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Dementia
Article Reference: Cummings et al. JAMA. 2015;314(12):1242-1254
URL: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2442936

Article Title: Assessment of Use of Combined Dextromethorphan and Quinidine in Patients With Dementia or Parkinson Disease After US Food and Drug Administration Approval for Pseudobulbar Affect
Article Reference: JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(2):224-230
URL:  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2720138


To The Tune Of: Imagine

Article Title: Association of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care With the Use of Antipsychotics and Other Psychotropics in Long-term Care in the United States From 2009 to 2014
Article Reference: Maust et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018

Article Title:  Longitudinal Relationship Between Hearing Aid Use and Cognitive Function in Older Americans
Article Reference: Maharani.  JAGS 66:1130–1136, 2018


To The Tune Of: Bad to the Bone

Article Title:  Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults at High Risk of Falling
Article Reference: JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1301-1310. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3915

Article Title:  Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis
Article Reference: Lomas-Vega et al. JAGS 2017

Article Title:  Fracture Prevention with Zoledronate in Older Women with Osteopenia
Article Reference: Reid et al. NEJM. 2018


To The Tune Of: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Article Title:  Efficacy and safety of statin therapy in older people: a meta-analysis of individual participant data from 28 randomized controlled trials

To The Tune Of: Supercalifragilisticexpiadlidocious

Article Title: Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly

To The Tune Of: If I Were A Rich Man

Article Title: Debt and the Emerging Physician Workforce: The Relationship Between Educational Debt and Family Medicine Residents' Practice and Fellowship Intentions

Article Reference: Phillips et al. Academic Medicine. 2019

Comments

Unknown said…
I am from Nevada, USA.. I started on Organic Herbal Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal formula treatment in September 2018, i read a-lot of positive reviews on their success rate treating Parkinson’s disease through their PD Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 11 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with speech and coordination, my hand tremors seized and the stiffed, rigid muscle had succumbed. I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all Parkinson’s sufferers, visit Organic Herbal Clinic official website ww w. organicherbalclinic. com
Anonymous said…
Is there a video (or notes) on the analysis of the articles?

Popular posts from this blog

The Future of Palliative Care: A Podcast with Diane Meier

There are few names more closely associated with palliative care than Diane Meier.  She is an international leader of palliative care, a MacArthur "genius" awardee, and amongst many other leadership roles, the CEO of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).  We were lucky enough to snag Diane for our podcast to talk about everything we always wanted to ask her, including:
What keeps her up at night?Does palliative care need a national strategy and if so why and what would it look like?The history of CAPC and the leadership centersAdvice that she has for graduating fellows who want to continue to move palliative care forward as they start their new careersWhat she imagines palliative care will look like in 10 or 15 years?What is the biggest threat facing palliative care? So take a listen and if you want to dive a little deeper, here are two articles that we discussed during the podcast:
A National Strategy For Palliative Care. Health Affairs 2017Palliative Care Leadership…

Advance Care Planning before Major Surgery: A Podcast with Vicky Tang

This week's podcast is all about the intersection of geriatrics, palliative care, advanced care planning and surgery with our guest Dr. Vicky Tang.  Vicky is an assistant professor and researcher here at UCSF.  We talk about her local and national efforts focused on this intersection, including:
Her JAMA Surgery article that showed 3 out of 4 older adults undergoing high risk surgery had no advance care planning (ACP) documentation. Prehab clinics and how ACP fits into these clinicsThe Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program whose goal is to set the standards for geriatric surgical care including ACP discussions prior to surgeryHow frailty fits in and how to assess it (including this paper from JAGS on the value of the chair raise test) So take a listen and check out some of those links.  For those who want to take a deeper dive into how GeriPal and surgery fit together, check out these other podcasts: Zara Cooper on Trauma Surgery, Geriatrics, and Palliative Car…

The Dangers of Fleet Enemas

The dangers of oral sodium phosphate preparations are fairly well known in the medical community. In 2006 the FDA issued it’s first warning that patients taking oral sodium phosphate preparations are at risk for potential for acute kidney injury. Two years later, over-the-counter preparations of these drugs were voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturers.  Those agents still available by prescription were given black box warnings mainly due to acute phosphate nephropathy that can result in renal failure, especially in older adults. Despite all this talk of oral preparations, little was mentioned about a sodium phosphate preparation that is still available over-the-counter – the Fleet enema.

Why Oral Sodium Phosphate Preparations Are Dangerous 

Before we go into the risks of Fleet enemas, lets spend just a couple sentences on why oral sodium phosphate preparations carry significant risks. First, oral sodium phosphate preparations can cause significant fluid shifts within the colon …