Ken Langa, MD, PhD

Selected Publications:

Burden of cirrhosis on older Americans and their families: Analysis of the Health and Retirement Study
Rakoski MO, McCammon RJ, Piette JD, Iwashyna TJ, Marrero JA, Lok AS, Langa K, Volk M. Hepatology 2011. In Press.


Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregivers
Poulin M, Brown S, Ubel PA, Smith DM, Jankovic A, Langa K. Psychology and Aging 2010;25(1):108-117.

Surrogate consent for dementia research: A national survey of older Americans
Kim SY, Kim HM, Langa K, Karlawish JH, Knopman D, Appelbaum PS. Neurology 2009;72:149-155.

Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: Is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?
Langa K, Larson EB, Karlawish JH, Cutler DM, Kabeto MU, Kim S, Rosen AB. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2008;4(2):134-144.

Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States.
Plassman B, Langa K, Fisher G, Et al. Annals of Internal Medicine 2008;148(6):427-434.

Degree of disability and patterns of caregiving among older Americans with congestive heart failure.
Gure T, Kabeto MU, Blaum C, Langa K. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008;23(1):70-76.

Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: 1993-2004.
Langa K, Karlawish JH, Larson EB, Cutler DM, Kabeto MU, Kim SY, Hu HM, Rosen AB. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2008;4(1):.

Beyond comorbidity counts: How do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients' treatment priorities and self-management?
Kerr EA, Heisler M, Krein SL, Kabeto MU, Langa K, Weir D, Piette JD. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2007;22(12):1635-1640.

Mechanisms for racial and ethnic disparities in glycemic control in middle-aged and older Americans in the health and retirement study.
Heisler M, Faul J, Hayward RA, Weir D, Blaum C, Langa K. Archives of Internal Medicine 2007;167(17):1853-1860.

Geriatric conditions and disability: The Health and Retirement Study.
Cigolle C, Langa K, Kabeto MU, Tian Z, Blaum C. Annals of Internal Medicine 2007;147(3):156-164.

Informal caregiving and Body Mass Index among older adults.
Jenkins K, Kabeto MU, Fultz N, Langa K. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 2007;33(4):42-51.

Defining cause of death in stroke patients: The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi Project.
Brown D, Al-Sinani F, Lisabeth L, Farnie M, Colletti L, Langa K, Fendrick AM, Garcia N, Smith M, Morgernstern L. American Journal of Epidemiology 2007;165(5):591-596.

Allogeneic blood transfusions explain increased mortality in women after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Rogers M, Blumberg N, Saint S, Kim C, Nallamothu B, Langa K. American Heart Journal 2006;152(6):1028-1034.

Projected costs of ischemic stroke in the United States.
Brown D, Boden-Albala B, Langa K, Lisabeth L, Fair M, Smith M, Sacco RL, Morgernstern L. Neurology 2006;67(8):1390-1395.

Impact of the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage on immunization practices in long-term care facilities.
Mody L, Langa K, Malani P. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2006.

Contribution of infection to increased mortality in women after cardiac surgery.
Rogers M, Langa K, Kim C, Et al. Archives of Internal Medicine 2006;166(4):437-443.

Setting eligibility criteria for a care-coordination benefit.
Cigolle C, Langa K, Kabeto MU, Blaum C. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;53(12):2051-2059.

Preventing infections in nursing homes: A survey of infection control practices in southeast Michigan.
Mody L, Langa K, Saint S, Bradley SF. American Journal of Infection Control 2005;33(8):489-492.

What is perfect health to an 85 year-old? Evidence for scale recalibration in subjective health ratings.
Ubel PA, Jankovic A, Smith DM, Langa K, Fagerlin A. Medical Care 2005;43(10):1054-1057.

The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study: Study design and methods.
Langa K, Plassman B, Wallace RB, Herzog AR, Heeringa S, Et al. Neuroepidemiology 2005;25(4):181-191.

Skilled care requirements for elderly patients after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Nallamothu B, Rogers M, Saint S, McMahon LF, Fries B, Kaufman S, Langa K. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;53(7):1133-1137.

Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in stroke patients: A cost-effectiveness analysis.
Brown D, Chervin R, Hickenbottom S, Langa K, Morgernstern L. Stroke 2005;36(6):1291-1293.

Health, wealth, and happiness: Financial resources buffer subjective well-being after the onset of a disability.
Smith DM, Langa K, Kabeto MU, Ubel PA. Psychological Science 2005;16:663-666.

Differences in amount of informal care received by non-Hispanic whites and latinos in a nationally representative sample of older Americans.
Weiss C, Kabeto MU, Langa K. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;53(1):146-151.

The impact of own and spouse's urinary incontinence on depressive symptoms.
Fultz N, Jenkins K, Ostbye T, Taylor D, Kabeto MU, Langa K. Social Science and Medicine 2005;60(11):2537-2548.

Mixed dementia: Emerging concepts and therapeutic implications.
Langa K, Foster N, Larson EB. JAMA 2004;292(23):2901-2908.

The impact of diabetes on workforce participation: Results from a national household sample.
Vijan S, Hayward RA, Langa K. Health Services Research 2004;39(6):1653-1669.

Quality of preventive clinical services among caregivers in the health and retirement study.
Kim C, Kabeto MU, Wallace RB, Langa K. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2004;19(8):875-878.

The health effects of restricting prescription medication use because of cost.
Heisler M, Langa K, Eby EL, Fendrick AM, Kabeto MU, Piette JD. Medical Care 2004;42(7):626-634.

Extent and cost of informal caregiving for older Americans with symptoms of depression.
Langa K, Valenstein M, Fendrick AM, Kabeto MU, Vijan S. American Journal of Psychiatry 2004;161(5):857-863.

New and dis-improved: On the evaluation and use of less effective, less expensive medical interventions.
Kent D, Fendrick AM, Langa K. Medical Decision Making 2004;24(3):281-286.

Predicting nursing home admission: Estimates from a 7-year follow-up of a nationally representative sample of older Americans.
Banaszak-Holl J, Fendrick AM, Foster N, Herzog AR, Kabeto MU, Kent D, Straus WL, Langa K. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 2004;18(2):83-89.

Out-of-pocket health care expenditures among older Americans with dementia.
Langa K, Larson EB, Wallace RB, Fendrick AM, Foster N, Kabeto MU, Weir D, Willis RJ, Herzog AR. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 2004;18(2):90-98.

Functional status and health outcomes in older americans with diabetes mellitus.
Blaum C, Ofstedal MB, Langa K, Wray L. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2003;51(6):745-753.

Estimating the costs of caring for the older breast cancer patient.
Hayman J, Langa K. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 2003;46(3):255-260.

Informal caregiving for chronic lung disease among older Americans.
Langa K, Fendrick AM, Flaherty K, Martinez F, Kabeto MU, Saint S. Chest 2002;122(6):2197-2203.

Coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians: Clinical and economic outcomes at community-based healthcare facilities.
Nallamothu B, Saint S, Eagle KA, Langa K, Fendrick AM, Hogikyan RV, Kelley K, Ramsey S. American Journal of Managed Care 2002;8(8):749-755.

A national study of the quantity and cost of informal caregiving for the elderly with stroke.
Hickenbottom S, Fendrick AM, Kutcher J, Kabeto MU, Katz SJ, Langa K. Neurology 2002;58(12):1754-1759.

Informal caregiving time and costs for urinary incontinence in older individuals in the United States.
Langa K, Fultz N, Saint S, Kabeto MU, Herzog AR. Journal of AAPOS 2002;50(4):733-737.

Estimating the cost of informal caregiving for elderly patients with cancer.
Hayman J, Langa K, Kabeto MU, Katz SJ, DeMonner S, Chernew ME, Slavin M, Fendrick AM. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2001;19(13):3219-3225.

The explosion in paid home health care in the 1990s: Who received the additional services?
Langa K, Chernew ME, Kabeto MU, Katz SJ. Medical Care 2001;39(2):147-157.

Gender disparities in the receipt of home care for elderly people with disability in the United States.
Katz SJ, Kabeto MU, Langa K. JAMA 2000;284(23):3022-3027.

The effect of cost-containment policies on rates of coronary revascularization in California.
Langa K, Sussman EJ. New England Journal of Medicine 1993;329(24):1784-1789.