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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!

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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

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Is there a video (or notes) on the analysis of the articles?

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