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Professor Renuka Visvanathan

Renuka Visvanathan
Academic Geriatrician-Director Adelaide GTRAC
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

PROFESSOR RENUKA VISVANATHAN
PhD, FRACP, FANZSGM, G.Cert. Ed (Higher Education), MBBS, ATCL
Professor Visvanathan has an international reputation in the research area of nutritional frailty. She is especially interested in the provision of quality health care to prevent the impact of frailty (e.g. falls and fracture) as well as improve the wellbeing, function and quality of life of frail, older people and consumers with dementia. She is also interested in research that is likely to translate into improved clinical practice.

Professor Visvanathan is Clinical Director of the Aged & Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (& Basil Hetzel Institute), Central Adelaide Local Health Network since 2005.

She is Director of the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre, which which include an innovative partnership project between the University of Adelaide and Resthaven Inc. at Paradise. GTRAC is a collaborating partner of the South Australian Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

Professor Visvanathan is Associate Investigator with the University of Adelaide School of Medicine's NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital campus and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Professor Visvanathan is currently a member of the Healthy Ageing subcommittee to the Economic Development Board of South Australia. Professor Visvanathan is a current board member of Resthaven Inc.. She is a current committee member of the Australasian Association of Gerontology Executive- SA Division and a member of the Policy and Planning committee of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Professor Visvanathan is a member of the Expert Advisory Board to the 49 million European Sarcopenia and Physical Frailty In Older Persons: Multicomponent Treatment Strategies [SPRINTT] Project and also a member of the Editorial Board to Frailty.net, an international education resource that aims to help primary care physicians and other health professionals involved in the care of older persons implement frailty into clinical practice.

She was previously a member to the Nestle Australia Malnutrition Board, Advisory Group Member to the board of Alzheimer's Association South Australia, member of the Clinical Governance Advisory Group, Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in South Australia and Deputy Chair (till July 2014) of the Older Peoples Clinical Network, SA Health.

Professor Visvanathan is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, having completed her medical degree in 1996. Her basic physician training years (1998-2000) saw her teach and train at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. She specialised in geriatric medicine and trained at both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. She commenced as a staff specialist in geriatric medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2004. In 2004 also, she developed and implemented the 5th year geriatric medicine teaching program for the University of Adelaide Spencer Gulf Rural Clinical School. In 2005, on completion of her PhD in the research area of ‘Nutritional Frailty', she commenced as the Director of the Aged & Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide. In recognition of her contribution to academic geriatric medicine, she was academically promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014. She lead the development and establishment of the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre, which was officially opened in February 2013 by the Federal Minister of Ageing.

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Professor Renuka Visvanathan

PROFESSOR RENUKA VISVANATHAN
PhD, FRACP, FANZSGM, G.Cert. Ed (Higher Education), MBBS, ATCL
Professor Visvanathan has an international reputation in the research area of nutritional frailty. She is especially interested in the provision of quality health care to prevent the impact of frailty (e.g. falls and fracture) as well as improve the wellbeing, function and quality of life of frail, older people and consumers with dementia. She is also interested in research that is likely to translate into improved clinical practice.

Professor Visvanathan is Clinical Director of the Aged & Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (& Basil Hetzel Institute), Central Adelaide Local Health Network since 2005.

She is Director of the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre, which which include an innovative partnership project between the University of Adelaide and Resthaven Inc. at Paradise. GTRAC is a collaborating partner of the South Australian Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

Professor Visvanathan is Associate Investigator with the University of Adelaide School of Medicine's NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital campus and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Professor Visvanathan is currently a member of the Healthy Ageing subcommittee to the Economic Development Board of South Australia. Professor Visvanathan is a current board member of Resthaven Inc.. She is a current committee member of the Australasian Association of Gerontology Executive- SA Division and a member of the Policy and Planning committee of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Professor Visvanathan is a member of the Expert Advisory Board to the 49 million European Sarcopenia and Physical Frailty In Older Persons: Multicomponent Treatment Strategies [SPRINTT] Project and also a member of the Editorial Board to Frailty.net, an international education resource that aims to help primary care physicians and other health professionals involved in the care of older persons implement frailty into clinical practice.

She was previously a member to the Nestle Australia Malnutrition Board, Advisory Group Member to the board of Alzheimer's Association South Australia, member of the Clinical Governance Advisory Group, Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in South Australia and Deputy Chair (till July 2014) of the Older Peoples Clinical Network, SA Health.

Professor Visvanathan is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, having completed her medical degree in 1996. Her basic physician training years (1998-2000) saw her teach and train at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. She specialised in geriatric medicine and trained at both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. She commenced as a staff specialist in geriatric medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2004. In 2004 also, she developed and implemented the 5th year geriatric medicine teaching program for the University of Adelaide Spencer Gulf Rural Clinical School. In 2005, on completion of her PhD in the research area of ‘Nutritional Frailty', she commenced as the Director of the Aged & Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide. In recognition of her contribution to academic geriatric medicine, she was academically promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014. She lead the development and establishment of the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre, which was officially opened in February 2013 by the Federal Minister of Ageing.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Professor Visvanathan has an international reputation in the research area of nutritional frailty. Her research has translated into improved clinical practice as well as influenced policy and health services. She is especially interested in the provision of quality health care to prevent the impact of frailty as well as improve the wellbeing, function and quality of life of frail, older people and consumers with dementia. In her leadership academic role, she keenly fosters research relating to the various geriatric syndromes including falls prevention, medication optimization and dementia.

She is currently the Clinical Director of the Aged and Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She is also the Project Lead for the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence Frailty Trans-disciplinary Research To Achieve Healthy Aging. She is Director of the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre, which is part of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide.  GTRAC is a collaborating partner of the South Australian Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.  

Professor Visvanathan is a current board member of Resthaven Inc. and is a member of the Ageing Well Sub-Committee To The Economic Development Board of South Australia.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2013 Fellowship 2013 Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine
2009 Fellowship 2009 Australia and New Zealand Society For Geriatric Medicine Lundbeck Fellowship Australia and New Zealand Society For Geriatric Medicine Lundbeck
2007 Award 2007 Bristol-Myers Squibb Career Investigator Award Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
2005 Award 2005 Merck New Investigators Award American Geriatric Society (AGS)
2003 Scholarship International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Department of Education, Youth and Training Affairs
2002 Award 2002 RM Gibson Prize

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education),
2005 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
1997 University of Adelaide Australia MBBS- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2014 Professional Management Program, Executive Educati University of Adelaide Australia
2010 SA Health Leads Future Leaders Program SA Health
2007 Faculty of Health Science Leadership Program University of Adelaide Australia
2004 Teaching at University Certificate University of Adelaide Australia
2003 FRACP- Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
1987 ATCL- Associate Trinity College of Music London

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Walker, R., Ratcliffe, J., White, A., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Dementia assessment services: what are the perceptions of older people?. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(1), 43-47.
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2018 Preston, D., Nguyen, T., Visvanathan, R., & Wilson, A. (2018). Nutrition and the community-dwelling older person: a pilot study in general practice. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 16(1), 73-80.
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2018 Jadczak, A., Dollard, J., Mahajan, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). The perspectives of pre-frail and frail older people on being advised about exercise: a qualitative study. Family Practice, 35(3), 330-335.
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2018 Theou, O., Sluggett, J. K., Bell, J. S., Lalic, S., Cooper, T., Robson, L., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty, Hospitalization, and Mortality in Residential Aged Care. JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, 73(8), 1090-1096.
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2018 Thompson, M., Theou, O., Yu, S., Adams, R., Tucker, G., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty prevalence and factors associated with the Frailty Phenotype and Frailty Index: Findings from the North West Adelaide Health Study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(2), 120-126.
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2018 Teh, R. -A., Visvanathan, R., Ranasinghe, D., & Wilson, A. (2018). Evaluation and refinement of a handheld health information technology tool to support the timely update of bedside visual cues to prevent falls in hospitals. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 16(2), 90-100.
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2018 Gupta, A. D., Chu, W. H., Howell, S., Chakraborty, S., Koblar, S., Visvanathan, R., . . . Wilson, D. (2018). A systematic review: efficacy of botulinum toxin in walking and quality of life in post-stroke lower limb spasticity. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 1.
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2018 Thompson, M., Theou, O., Karnon, J., Adams, R., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty prevalence in Australia: findings from four pooled Australian cohort studies. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(2), 155-158.
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2018 De Silva, T., Theou, O., Vellas, B., Cesari, M., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty Screening (FRAIL-NH) and Mortality in French Nursing Homes: Results From the Incidence of Pneumonia and Related Consequences in Nursing Home Residents Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(5), 411-414.
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2018 Arjuna, T., Miller, M., Soenen, S., Chapman, I., Visvanathan, R., & Luscombe-Marsh, N. (2018). Serve Size and Estimated Energy and Protein Contents of Meals Prepared by 'Meals on Wheels' South Australia Inc.: Findings from a Meal Audit Study. Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 7(2), 1-10.
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2018 Jadczak, A. D., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Visvanathan, R., & Schultz, T. J. (2018). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review of systematic reviews.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(3), 752-775.
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2018 Korhonen, M., Ilomäki, J., Sluggett, J., Brookhart, M., Visvanathan, R., Cooper, T., . . . Bell, J. (2018). Selective prescribing of statins and the risk of mortality, hospitalizations, and falls in aged care services. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 12(3), 652-661.
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2018 Jadczak, A., Tam, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Educating Medical Students in Counselling Older Adults About Exercise: The Impact of a Physical Activity Module. The Journal of frailty & aging, 7(2), 113-119.
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2018 Pham, H., Stevens, J., Rigda, R., Phillips, L., Wu, T., Hausken, T., . . . Jones, K. (2018). Effects of intraduodenal administration of the artificial sweetener sucralose on blood pressure and superior mesenteric artery blood flow in healthy older subjects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(1), 156-162.
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2018 Visvanathan, R. (2018). Implementing geriatric programmes of excellence in Adelaide, Australia. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 13(1), 31-35.
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2017 Jadczak, A., Mahajan, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The Feasibility of Standardised Geriatric Assessment Tools and Physical Exercises in Frail Older Adults. The Journal of frailty & aging, 6(4), 195-198.
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2017 Teh, R., Wilson, A., Ranasinghe, D., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Use and clinical efficacy of standard and health information technology fall risk assessment tools. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(4), 327-331.
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2017 Shinmoto Torres, R., Visvanathan, R., Abbott, D., Hill, K., & Ranasinghe, D. (2017). A battery-less and wireless wearable sensor system for identifying bed and chair exits in a pilot trial in hospitalized older people. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185670-1-e0185670-25.
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2017 Umapathysivam, K., Tufanaru, C., Visvanathan, R., & Yu, S. (2017). Anthropometric prediction equations for estimating body mass composition: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2427-2432.
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2017 Arendts, G., Burkett, E., Hullick, C., Carpenter, C., Nagaraj, G., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Frailty, thy name is…. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 712-716.
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2017 Jadczak, A., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Taylor, P., Barnard, R., Makwana, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The EXPRESS Study: Exercise and Protein Effectiveness Supplementation Study supporting autonomy in community dwelling frail older people‐study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot and feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4(1), 10 pages.
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2017 Trahair, L., Rajendran, S., Visvanathan, R., Chapman, M., Stadler, D., Horowitz, M., & Jones, K. (2017). Comparative effects of glucose and water drinks on blood pressure and cardiac function in older subjects with and without postprandial hypotension. Physiological Reports, 5(13), e13341-1-e13341-11.
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2017 Jayatilaka, A., Ranasinghe, D., Falkner, K., Visvanathan, R., & Wilson, A. (2017). Care workers' voices in designing assistive technologies for preventing malnutrition in older people with dementia: Innovative Practice. Dementia (London, England), Online, 1-7.
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2017 Ambagtsheer, R., Visvanathan, R., Cesari, M., Yu, S., Archibald, M., Schultz, T., . . . Beilby, J. (2017). Feasibility, acceptability and diagnostic test accuracy of frailty screening instruments in community-dwelling older people within the Australian general practice setting: a study protocol for a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(8), e016663-1-e016663-9.
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2017 Visvanathan, R., Ranasinghe, D. C., Wilson, A., Lange, K., Dollard, J., Boyle, E., . . . Hill, K. (2017). Effectiveness of an Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management system (AmbIGeM) to prevent falls in older people in hospitals: protocol for the AmbIGeM stepped wedge pragmatic trial.. Injury Prevention, injuryprev-2017-042507.
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2017 De Silva, T., Ahip, S., Theou, O., Tufanaru, C., Visvanathan, R., & Umapathysivam, K. (2017). Frailty in nursing home residents: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(8), 2040-2046.
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2017 Dent, E., Chapman, I., Piantadosi, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Screening for malnutrition in hospitalised older people: comparison of the Mini Nutritional Assessment with its short-form versions. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(2), E8-E13.
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2017 Khow, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Falls in the Aging Population. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 33(3), 357-368.
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2017 Archibald, M., Ambagtsheer, R., Beilby, J., Chehade, M., Gill, T., Visvanathan, R., & Kitson, A. (2017). Perspectives of frailty and frailty screening: Protocol for a collaborative knowledge translation approach and qualitative study of stakeholder understandings and experiences. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), 87.
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2017 Morley, J., Arai, H., Cao, L., Dong, B., Merchant, R., Vellas, B., . . . Woo, J. (2017). Integrated Care: Enhancing the Role of the Primary Health Care Professional in Preventing Functional Decline: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(6), 489-494.
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2017 Wallace, C., Swagerty, D., Barbagallo, M., Vellas, B., Cha, H., Holmerova, I., . . . Morley, J. (2017). IAGG/IAGG GARN International Survey of End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(6), 465-469.
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2017 Archibald, M., Kitson, A., Frewin, D., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Transdisciplinary Research In Frailty: Knowledge Translation To Inform New Models of Care. The Journal of frailty & aging, 6(2), 62-64.
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2017 Jadczak, A., Tam, K., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Medical students' perceptions of the importance of exercise and their perceived competence in prescribing exercise to older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(3), E7-E13.
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2017 Khow, K., Shibu, P., Yu, S., Chehade, M., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Epidemiology and postoperative outcomes of atypical femoral fractures in older adults: a systematic review. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 21(1), 83-91.
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2017 Khow, K., Paterson, F., Shibu, P., Yu, S., Chehade, M., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Outcomes between older adults with atypical and typical femoral fractures are comparable. Injury, 48(2), 394-398.
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2016 Chen, L., Bell, J., Visvanathan, R., Hilmer, S., Emery, T., Robson, L., . . . Tan, E. (2016). The association between benzodiazepine use and sleep quality in residential aged care facilities: a cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 196-1-196-9.
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2016 McNally, C., Visvanathan, R., Liberali, S., & Adams, R. (2016). Antibiotic prophylaxis for dental treatment after prosthetic joint replacement: exploring the orthopaedic surgeon's opinion. Arthroplasty Today, 2(3), 123-126.
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2016 Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., Lange, K., Naganathan, V., Hunter, P., Cameron, I., & Chapman, I. (2016). The randomized control trial of the effects of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in undernourished, community dwelling, older people. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 20(7), 769-779.
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2016 Khow, K. S. F., McNally, C., Shibu, P., Yu, S. C. Y., Visvanathan, R., & Chehade, M. J. (2016). Getting patients back on their feet after a hip fracture. Medicine Today, 7(5), 30-39.
2016 Vanlint, A., Tam, K., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Evaluation of the introduction of the OSCE to the fifth-year Geriatric Medicine Teaching Programme. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), 285-288.
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2016 Jadczak, A., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Visvanathan, R., & Schultz, T. (2016). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(9), 93-102.
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2016 Theou, O., Tan, E., Bell, J., Emery, T., Robson, L., Morley, J., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2016). Frailty Levels in Residential Aged Care Facilities Measured Using the Frailty Index and FRAIL-NH Scale. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(11), e207-e212.
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2016 Yu, S., Khow, K., Jadczak, A., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Clinical screening tools for sarcopenia and Its management. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2016, 5978523-1-5978523-10.
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2016 Yu, S., Powell, A., Khow, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). The performance of five bioelectrical impedance analysis prediction equations against dual X-ray absorptiometry in estimating appendicular skeletal muscle mass in an adult Australian population. Nutrients, 8(4), 8 pages.
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2016 Flicker, L., Visvanathan, R., & Ratcliffe, J. (2016). Timely Diagnosis for Dementia: The Need for Specialists. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(5), 462-463.
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2016 Shinmoto Torres, R., Visvanathan, R., Hoskins, S., Van den Hengel, A., & Ranasinghe, D. (2016). Effectiveness of a batteryless and wireless wearable sensor system for identifying bed and chair exits in healthy older people. Sensors, 16(4), 546-1-546-17.
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2016 Nair, S., Visvanathan, R., & Piscitelli, D. (2016). Effects of postprandial blood pressure on gait parameters in older people. Nutrients, 8(4), 219-1-219-15.
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2016 Tan, E., Visvanathan, R., Hilmer, S., Vitry, A., Emery, T., Robson, L., . . . Bell, J. (2016). Analgesic use and pain in residents with and without dementia in aged care facilities: a cross-sectional study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(3), 180-187.
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2016 Stasinopoulos, J., Jokanovic, N., Tan, E., Emery, T., Robson, L., Visvanathan, R., . . . Bell, J. (2016). Do Clinicians Recommend Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements to Long-Term Care Residents According to Nutritional Status?. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(6), 563-565.
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2016 Hiltunen, H., Tan, E., Ilomäki, J., Hilmer, S., Visvanathan, R., Emery, T., . . . Bell, J. (2016). Factors associated with antidepressant use in residents with and without dementia in Australian aged care facilities. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, 7(3), 79-88.
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2016 Theou, O., Chapman, I., Wijeyaratne, L., Piantadosi, C., Lange, K., Naganathan, V., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2016). Can an intervention with testosterone and nutritional supplement improve the frailty level of under-nourished older people?. The Journal of frailty & aging, 5(4), 247-252.
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2016 Wickramasinghe, A., Ranasinghe, D., Fumeaux, C., Hill, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Sequence learning with passive RFID sensors for real time bed-egress recognition in older people. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, PP(99), 1-12.
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2016 Yu, S., Nguyen, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). The association between sarcopenia and lung function in community-dwelling older Australians. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 35, 81-82.
2016 Gupta, A., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Botulinum toxin for foot dystonia in patients with Parkinson's disease having deep brain stimulation: a case series and a pilot study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 48(6), 559-562.
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2016 Woo, T., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Systematic Literature Review on the Relationship Between Biomarkers of Sarcopenia and Quality of Life in Older People. The Journal of frailty & aging, 5(2), 88-99.
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2015 Gopal, G., Wilson, B., Viggeswarpu, S., Sathyendra, S., Iyyadurai, R., Visvanathan, R., & Mathews, K. (2015). Clinical profile and predictors of outcomes in older inpatients with pyelonephritis in a tertiary care hospital in Southern India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9(10), OC05-OC07.
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2015 Visvanathan, R. (2015). Anorexia of aging. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 31(3), 417-427.
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2015 Woo, T., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Systematic literature review on the relationship between sarcopenia and quality of life in older people. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 34, 52.
2015 Yu, S., Powell, A., Khow, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Predictive validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis equations in predicting appendicular skeletal muscle mass in an Australian population. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 34, 41.
2015 Kaehr, E., Visvanathan, R., Malmstrom, T., & Morley, J. (2015). Frailty in nursing homes: the FRAIL-NH scale. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(2), 87-89.
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2015 Visvanathan, R., piantadosi, C., Lange, K. M., naganathan, V., hunter, P., Cameron, I. D., & Chapman, I. (2015). A randomised placebo controlled trial investigating the effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in undernourished, community dwelling, older people. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.
2015 Chu-Ai, R., Mahajan, N., Visvanathan, R., & Wilson, A. (2015). Clinical effectiveness of and attitudes and beliefs of health professionals towards the use of health technology in falls prevention among older adults. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(4), 213-223..
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2015 Dent, E., Chapman, I., Piantadosi, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Nutritional screening tools and anthropometric measures associate with hospital discharge outcomes in older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(1), E1-E6.
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2015 Piantadosi, C., Chapman, I., Naganathan, V., Hunter, P., Cameron, I., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Recruiting older people at nutritional risk for clinical trials: what have we learned?. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 151-1-151-7.
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2015 Chehade, M., Gill, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Low energy trauma in older persons: where to next?. Open Orthopaedics Journal, 9(Suppl. 1:M12), 361-366.
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2015 Theou, O., Yu, S., Rockwood, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Focus on frailty : Essential as the population ages. Medicine Today, 16(8), 28-33.
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2015 Tan, E., Visvanathan, R., Hilmer, S., Emery, T., Robson, L., Vitry, A., . . . Bell, J. (2015). Analgesic use and daytime sleepiness in residents with and without dementia in residential aged care facilities. Drugs and Aging, 32(12), 1045-1053.
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2015 Sanford, A., Orrell, M., Tolson, D., Abbatecola, A., Arai, H., Bauer, J., . . . Vellas, B. (2015). An international definition for "nursing home". Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(3), 181-184.
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2015 Nair, S., Visvanathan, R., & Gentilcore, D. (2015). Intermittent walking: a potential treatment for older people with postprandial hypotension. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(2), 160-164.
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2015 Yu, S., Appleton, S., Chapman, I., Adams, R., Wittert, G., Visvanathan, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). An Anthropometric Prediction Equation for Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass in Combination With a Measure of Muscle Function to Screen for Sarcopenia in Primary and Aged Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(1), 25-30.
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2014 Yu, S., Appleton, S., Adams, R., Chapman, I., Wittert, G., Visvanathan, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). The impact of low muscle mass definition on the prevalence of sarcopenia in older Australians. BioMed Research International, 2014, 361790-1-361790-7.
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2014 Dent, E., Chapman, I., Piantadosi, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Performance of nutritional screening tools in predicting poor six-month outcome in hospitalised older patients. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(3), 394-399.
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2014 Wimmer, B., Dent, E., Bell, J., Wiese, M., Chapman, I., Johnell, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Medication regimen complexity and unplanned hospital readmissions in older people. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 48(9), 1120-1128.
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2014 Dent, E., Chapman, I., Howell, S., Piantadosi, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Frailty and functional decline indices predict poor outcomes in hospitalised older people. Age and Ageing, 43(4), 477-484.
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2014 Luscombe-Marsh, N., Chapman, I., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Hospital admissions in poorly nourished, compared with well-nourished, older South Australians receiving 'Meals on Wheels': Findings from a pilot study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(3), 164-169.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
2014 Ranasinghe, D., Shinmoto Torres, R., Hill, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Low cost and batteryless sensor-enabled radio frequency identification tag based approaches to identify patient bed entry and exit posture transitions. Gait and Posture, 39(1), 118-123.
DOI Scopus26 WoS25 Europe PMC8
2014 Tam, K., Chandran, K., Yu, S., Nair, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Geriatric medicine course to senior undergraduate medical students improves attitude and self-perceived competency scores. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(4), E6-E11.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
2014 Yu, S., Umapathysivam, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Sarcopenia in older people. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12(4), 227-243.
DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC6
2014 Nair, S., Piscitelli, D., Tam, K., Nair, P., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). Neck of Femur Fractures within Two Hours of a Meal. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 03(05), 1-5.
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2014 Tan, E., Visvanathan, R., Hilmer, S., Vitry, A., Quirke, T., Emery, T., . . . Bell, J. (2014). Analgesic use, pain and daytime sedation in people with and without dementia in aged care facilities: a cross-sectional, multisite, epidemiological study protocol. BMJ Open, 4(6), 1-6.
DOI Scopus19 WoS19 Europe PMC15
2014 Wimmer, B., Dent, E., Visvanathan, R., Wiese, M., Johnell, K., Chapman, I., & Bell, J. (2014). Polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity as factors associated with hospital discharge destination among older people: a prospective cohort study. Drugs and Aging, 31(8), 623-630.
DOI Scopus17 WoS14 Europe PMC13
2013 Rajendran, S., Visvanathan, R., Tavella, R., Weekes, A., Morgan, C., & Beltrame, J. (2013). In patients with chronic stable angina, secondary prevention appears better in the very old compared to younger patients: The coronary artery disease in gENeral practiCE (CADENCE) substudy. Heart, Lung & Circulation (Print Edition), 22(2), 116-121.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
2013 Bauer, J., Biolo, G., Cederholm, T., Cesari, M., Cruz-Jentoft, A., Morley, J., . . . Boirie, Y. (2013). Evidence-based recommendations for optimal dietary protein intake in older people: A position paper from the prot-age study group. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(8), 542-559.
DOI Scopus491 WoS458 Europe PMC302
2013 Lonnroos, E., Ilomaki, J., Visvanathan, R., & Bell, J. (2013). Initiation of antihypertensive therapy is associated with an increased risk of hip fracture. Aging Health, 9(2), 201-203.
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2013 Appleton, S., Seaborn, C., Visvanathan, R., Hill, C., Gill, T., Taylor, A., & Adams, R. (2013). Diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes in the metabolically healthy obese phenotype. Diabetes Care, 36(8), 2388-2394.
DOI Scopus176 WoS164 Europe PMC132
2013 Yu, S., Visvanathan, T., Field, J., Ward, L., Chapman, I., Adams, R., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2013). Lean body mass: the development and validation of prediction equations in healthy adults. BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology, 14(1), 1-9.
DOI Scopus9 WoS5 Europe PMC3
2012 Dent, E., Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., & Chapman, I. (2012). Nutritional screening tools as predictors of mortality, functional decline, and move to higher level care in older people: a systematic review. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontoloy and Geriatrics, 31(2), 97-145.
DOI Scopus44 Europe PMC28
2012 Adams, R., Piantadosi, C., Appleton, S., Hill, C., Visvanathan, R., Wilson, D., & McEvoy, R. (2012). Investigating obstructive sleep apnoea: will the health system have the capacity to cope? A population study. Australian Health Review, 36(4), 424-429.
DOI Scopus11 WoS8 Europe PMC5
2012 Visvanathan, R., Yu, S., Field, J., Chapman, I., Adams, R., Wittert, G., & Visvanathan, T. (2012). Appendicular skeletal muscle mass: development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations. The Journal of Frailty & Aging, 1(4), 147-151.
DOI Europe PMC6
2012 Dent, E., Yu, S., Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., Adams, R., Lange, K., & Chapman, I. (2012). Inflammatory cytokines and appetite in healthy people. Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, 1(1), 41-43.
2012 Dent, E., Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., & Chapman, I. (2012). Use of the Mini Nutritional Assessment to detect frailty in hospitalised older people. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 16(9), 764-767.
DOI Scopus30 WoS30 Europe PMC16
2012 Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., Haywood, C., & Appleton, S. L. (2012). Obesity and the Older Person. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31, 261-267.
2012 Visvanathan, R., Haywood, C., Piantadosi, C., & Appleton, S. (2012). Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine: Position Statement - Obesity and the older person Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine: Position Statement - Obesity and the older person. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(4), 261-267.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
2012 Flanagan, D., Fisher, T., Murray, M., Visvanathan, R., Charlton, K., Thesing, C., . . . Walther, K. (2012). Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure. Australian Family Physician, 41(9), 695-699.
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2011 Visvanathan, R., Silakong, T., & Yu, S. (2011). Dedicated teaching block for undergraduate geriatric medicine improves knowledge. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(4), 234-238.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC4
2011 Piantadosi, C., Visvanathan, R., Naganathan, V., Hunter, P., Cameron, I., Lange, K., . . . Chapman, I. (2011). The effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in under-nourished, older people. BMC Geriatrics, 11(66), 246-250.
DOI Scopus6 WoS3 Europe PMC5
2010 Visvanathan, R., & Chapman, I. (2010). Preventing sarcopaenia in older people. Maturitas, 66(4), 383-388.
DOI Scopus49 WoS38 Europe PMC29
2009 Visvanathan, R. (2009). Undernutrition and housebound older people. Nutrition & Dietetics, 66(4), 238-242.
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2009 Visvanathan, R., & Chapman, I. (2009). Undernutrition and anorexia in the older person. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, 38(3), 393-409.
DOI Scopus51 WoS41 Europe PMC34
2009 Tai, K., Visvanathan, R., Hammond, A., Wishart, J., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2009). Fasting ghrelin is related to skeletal muscle mass in healthy adults. European Journal of Nutrition, 48(3), 176-183.
DOI Scopus16 WoS13 Europe PMC11
2009 Chapman, I., Visvanathan, R., Hammond, A., Morley, J., Field, J., Tai, K., . . . Horowitz, M. (2009). Effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement, alone and in combination, on hospital admissions in undernourished older men and women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89(3), 880-889.
DOI Scopus68 WoS61 Europe PMC46
2009 Visvanathan, R. (2009). Nutritional frailty: unrecognised it threatens independence. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(4), 231-232.
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2009 Visvanathan, R. (2009). Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Position Statement No.6 - Under-nutrition and the Older Person. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28(2), 99-105.
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2008 Hammond, A., Yu, S., Esa, K., Jabbour, J., Wakefield, L., Ryan, P., & Visvanathan, R. (2008). Factors associated with persistent risk of depression in older people following discharge from an acute cardiac unit. International Psychogeriatrics, 20(4), 738-751.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC4
2006 Visvanathan, R., & Ahmad, Z. (2006). Good oral health, adequate nutrient consumption and family support are associated with a reduced risk of being underweight amongst older Malaysian residents of publicly funded shelter homes. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 15(3), 400-405.
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2006 Visvanathan, R., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2006). The hypotensive response to oral fat is comparable but slower compared with carbohydrate in healthy elderly subjects. British Journal of Nutrition, 95(2), 340-345.
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2005 Visvanathan, R., & Chapman, I. (2005). Prognosis in obesity: Older people should not be misinformed about being overweight. British Medical Journal, 331(7514), 452.
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2005 Visvanathan, R., Chen, R., Garcia, M., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2005). The effects of drinks made from simple sugars on blood pressure in healthy older people. British Journal of Nutrition, 93(5), 575-579.
DOI Scopus31 WoS30 Europe PMC20
2005 Gentilcore, D., Visvanathan, R., Russo, A., Chaikomin, R., Stevens, J., Wishart, J., . . . Jones, K. (2005). Role of nitric oxide mechanisms in gastric emptying of, and the blood pressure and glycemic responses to, oral glucose in healthy older subjects. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 288(6), G1227-G1232.
DOI Scopus19 WoS13 Europe PMC12
2005 Visvanathan, R., Chapman, I., Hemmingsson, E., Mackin, P., Young, A., & Lean, M. (2005). Prognosis in obesity [1] (multiple letters). British Medical Journal, 331(7514), 452-453.
2005 Visvanathan, R., Zaiton, A., Sherina, M., & Muhamad, Y. (2005). The nutritional status of 1081 elderly people residing in publicly funded shelter homes in Peninsular Malaysia.. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(3), 318-324.
DOI Scopus25 WoS17 Europe PMC10
2004 Visvanathan, R., Penhall, R., & Chapman, I. (2004). Nutritional screening of older people in a sub-acute care facility in Australia and its relation to discharge outcomes. Age and Ageing, 33(3), 260-265.
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2004 Visvanathan, R., Chen, R., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2004). Blood pressure responses in healthy older people to 50 g carbohydrate drinks with differing glycaemic effects. British Journal of Nutrition, 92(2), 335-340.
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2004 Visvanathan, R., Newbury, J., & Chapman, I. (2004). Malnutrition in older people - screening and management strategies. Australian Family Physician, 33(10), 799-806.
Scopus25 Europe PMC12
2004 Visvanathan, R. (2004). Dementia with Lewy bodies. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 11(6), 573-576.
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2004 Visvanathan, R., Penhall, R., & Chapman, I. (2004). Erratum: Nutritional screening of older people in a sub-acute care facility in Australia and its relation to discharge outcomes (Age and Ageing (2004) vol. 33 (3) (260-265)). Age and Ageing, 33(4), 427.
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2003 Visvanathan, R. (2003). Under-nutrition in older people: A serious and growing global problem!. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 49(4), 352-360.
Scopus62 Europe PMC25
2003 Visvanathan, R. (2003). PET imaging and dementia. Medical Science Monitor, 9(4), RA76-RA80.
Scopus1 Europe PMC1
2003 Visvanathan, R., MacIntosh, C., Callary, M., Penhall, R., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2003). The nutritional status of 250 older Australian recipients of domiciliary care services and its association with outcomes at 12 months. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51(7), 1007-1011.
DOI Scopus118 WoS101 Europe PMC75
2002 Visvanathan, R., & Visvanathan, T. (2002). A puzzling elevation of troponin T. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1163), U202.
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2001 Mangas, S., Visvanathan, R., & van Alphen, M. (2001). Lead poisoning from homemade wine: A case study. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES, 109(4), 433-435.
DOI WoS6 Europe PMC1
2001 Visvanathan, R. (2001). Is it truly dementia?. Lancet, 357(9257), 684.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
2001 Visvanathan, R. (2001). Uses of error: Extensive workup. Lancet, 358(9287), 1094.
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Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Arjuna, T., Chapman, I., Soenen, S., Miller, M., Visvanathan, R., Ueno, T., & Luscombe-Marsh, N. (2016). Provision of Standard and Fortified 'Meals-on-Wheels' Meals to Improve Nutrition, Functional Status, Quality of Life, and Hospitalizations of Community-Dwelling Nutritionally At-Risk Elderly. In JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Vol. 24 (pp. S23-S24). HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC.
2012 Visvanathan, R., Ranasinghe, D., Shinmoto Torres, R., & Hill, K. (2012). Framework for preventing falls in acute hospitals using passive sensor enabled radio frequency identification technology.. In Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference (pp. 5858-5862).
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2012 Visvanathan, R., Ranasinghe, D., Shinmoto Torres, R., & Hill, K. (2012). Framework for preventing falls in acute hospitals using passive sensor enabled radio frequency identification technology. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Vol. 2012 (pp. 5858-5862). CD: IEEE.
DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC1
2012 Ranasinghe, D., Shinmoto Torres, R., Sample, A., Smith, J., Hill, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). Towards falls prevention: a wearable wireless and battery-less sensing and automatic identification tag for real time monitoring of human movements. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Vol. 2012 (pp. 6402-6405). CD: IEEE.
DOI Scopus16 WoS9 Europe PMC3
2011 Adams, R., Piantadosi, C., Appleton, S., Mcevoy, D., Hill, C., Visvanathan, R., & Wilson, D. (2011). Investigating obstructive sleep apnoea - Will the health system have the capacity to cope? A population study. In JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH Vol. 20 (pp. 63-64). Sydney, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2010 Rajendran, S., Visvanathan, R., Weekes, A. J., Morgan, C., & Beltrame, J. (2010). Octogenarians with chronic stable angina have better quality of life and are more likely to achieve risk factor targets than the young. In EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL Vol. 31 (pp. 489). Stockholm, SWEDEN: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2010 Davey, K., Cheung, J., Visvanathan, R., & Willison, J. (2010). A unique assessment of stress and stress factors on engineering academics in the research and teaching environment. In Proceedings of 21st Annual conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (pp. 1-10). Australia: AAEE.
2005 Visvanathan, R., Hammond, A., Wishart, J., Horowitz, M., & Chapman, I. (2005). Fasting plasma ghrelin levels are comparable in under-nourished and well-nourished community dwelling older people.. In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Vol. 53 (pp. S145). Orlando, FL: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
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Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Thompson, M., Theou, O., Adams, R., Tucker, G., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Frailty state transitions and associated factors in South Australian older adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of Geriatrics and Gerontology International. Japan: WILEY.
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2018 Bikdeli, B., Bikdeli, B., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Use of prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with isolated foot or ankle surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2018 Yap, E., Visvanathan, R., & Naganathan, V. V. (2018). Survey of teaching of geriatric medicine in australia medical schools. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2018 Nawi, S., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Screening tools for sarcopenia: a scoping review. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2017 Theou, O., Sluggett, J. K., Bell, J. S., Tan, E. C., Emery, T., Robson, L., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2017). Relationship of frailty with hospitalization and mortality in Australian residential aged care facilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2017 Khow, K., McNally, C., Shibu, P., Yu, S., Chehade, M., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Retrospective observational study comparing haemoglobin changes and transfusion requirement after hip fracture in frail nursing home residents with community- dwelling older people. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2017 Woo, T., Yu, S., Adams, R., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The association between sarcopenia and quality of life is different in community dwelling older australian men and women. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY.
2016 Jadczak, A. D., Tam, K. L., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Medical Students' Perceptions of the Importance of Exercise and their Perceived Competency in Prescribing Exercise. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC.
2015 Khow, K., Shibu, P., Yu, S., Chehade, M., & Visvanathan, R. (2015). Epidemiology and postoperative outcomes of atypical femoral fractures in older adults: a systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 2015 The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, as published in Australasian Journal on Ageing. Perth, WA: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2015 Tan, E. C., Visvanathan, R., Hilmer, S. N., Vitry, A., & Bell, J. S. (2015). Association Between Analgesic Use and Daytime Sleepiness in People with and Without Dementia in Aged Care Facilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2014 Shibu, P., Visvanathan, R., & Hudson, D. (2014). OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING AND MANAGEMENT IN OLDER FALLERS PRESENTING TO HOSPITAL: PILOT EXPERIENCE WITH A DEDICATED GERONTOLOGY NURSE. Poster session presented at the meeting of OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. Seville, SPAIN: SPRINGER LONDON LTD.
2014 Yu, S., Appleton, S., Adams, R., Chapman, I., Wittert, G., Visvanathan, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2014). The impact of low muscle mass definition on the prevalence of sarcopenia in older Australians. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2013 Nair, S., Gentilcore, D., & Visvanathan, R. (2013). Intermittent walking: a potential treatment strategy for older people with postprandial hypotension. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2013 Tam, K. L., Chandran, K., Yu, S., Nair, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2013). A geriatric medicine course to senior undergraduate medical students improves attitudes and self perceived competency scores. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2013 Yu, S., Appleton, S., Adams, R., Chapman, I., Wittert, G., Visvanathan, T., & Visvanathan, R. (2013). Sarcopenia in community dwelling older Australians. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2013 Adikari, G., Khoo, A., Stewart, L., & Visvanathan, R. (2013). Characteristics and circumstances of inpatient falls: A retrospective audit. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2012 Resili, K., McCaskill, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). The communication bridge: Talking books bridging the gap for elderly, culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) patients in the Emergency Service (ES), at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2012 Dent, E., Visvanathan, R., Piantadosi, C., & Chapman, I. (2012). Nutritional status at admission predicts functional outcomes in older south Australians admitted to a higher acuity geriatric evaluation and management unit. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2012 Yu, S., Visvanathan, T., Field, J., Chapman, I., Adams, R., Wittert, G., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). A prediction equation to aid the diagnosis of sarcopenia in primary care. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, as published in Australasian Journal on Ageing. Sydney, N.S.W.: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2012 Nair, S., Gentilcore, D., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). The effects of a postprandial blood pressure decline following a glucose drink on gait parameters in healthy older volunteers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2012. Sydney, N.S.W.: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2012 Dent, E., Chapman, I., Piantadosi, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). Frailty determinants and discharge outcomes in hospitalised older persons. Poster session presented at the meeting of Poster abstracts from the 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, as published in Australasian Journal on Ageing. Brisbane, Queensland: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2012 Adams, R., Appleton, S., Gill, T., Hill, C., & Visvanathan, R. (2012). ASTHMA CONTROL IS ASSOCIATED WITH BLOOD GRANULOCYTE PATTERNS IN A POPULATION COHORT SAMPLE. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2012 Appleton, S., Gill, T., Hill, C., Visvanathan, R., & Adams, R. (2012). ASTHMA AND WHEEZE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED VITAMIN D LEVELS IN A POPULATION COHORT. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
Grants (2011-2016)
Commonwealth Category 1- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants 
2015-2020 NHMRC Centre For Research Excellence. . CI: Visvanathan R, Karnon J, Kitson A, Beilby J, Cameron I, Bell S, Chehade M, Feist H. AI: Taylor D, Morley J, Rockwood K, Cesari M, Theou O, Yu S, Schultz T. Frailty Trans-Disciplinary Research To Achieve Healthy Ageing. $2,301169.40
2015-2017 NHMRC Project Grant. CI: Visvanathan R, Hill K, Ranasinghe D, Lange K, Wilson A (AIs Cooper I, Alford J, Karnon J, Ingam K, Shibu P, Maher S, Hoskins S). Effectiveness of an Ambient Intelligence Geriatric Management system (AmbIGeM) to prevent falls in older people in hospitals: the AmbIGeM stepped wedge randomised trial. $1,609,305.90
2012-2017 NHMRC Centre For Research Excellence- . Associate Investigator CIs Horowitz M, Wittert G, Clifton P, Blackshaw LA, Rayner C, Chapman I, Feinle-Bisset C, Jones K, Noakes M, Chapman M. AI Beckett E, Deane A, Heilbronn L, Kitson A, Little T, Luscombe-Marsh N, Nguyen N, Page A, Shi Z, Turnbull D, Visvanathan R, Young R - Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health.  $2,499,990 million
Other Research Grants
2016 Jones K-Chief Investigator. Associate Investigator- Horowitz M, Rayner C, Soenen S, Visvanathan R, Hausken T. Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee NHMRC Near Miss Grant. Post-Prandial hypotension- gastrointestinal mechanisms and management. $50,000
2016 - 2021 Visvanathan R. Hospital Research Foundation Challenge Funding. Frailty to achieve Healthy Aging. $625,000
2015-2016 Visvanathan R-Northern Communities Health Foundation- The effects of exercise in combination with a commercially available nutritional supplement in older people at-risk of sarcopenia: A Pilot Study. $50,000
2014 Ratcliffe J, Luszcz M, Doyle C, Visvanathan R. Flinders University DVCR (R) Near Miss Grant. Incorporating older peoples’ preferences into the design and delivery of dementia diagnostic services. $20,000
2013 Bell S (Chief Investigator), Co-Investigators-Hilmer S, Vitry A, Visvanathan R.  Alzheimer’s Australia- Resthaven Dementia Grant- ‘Analgesic load, pain and daytime sedation in people with dementia in aged care facilities’  $150,000
2011 Jones K, Gentilcore D, Visvanathan R, Chapman IM, Rayner CK, A Deane, Horowitz M. Hanson Institute, Royal Adelaide Hospital Equipment Grant- Assessment of splanchnic blood flow in humans $65,000.
    Teaching & Training Grants
    2012-2014 Visvanathan R Aged Care Workforce Fund Department of Health And Ageing - Expanding the’ Teaching Research Aged Care Service’. Development of the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre. $543,000
    2011-2013 Visvanathan R and Beilby J. Health Workforce Australia Clinical Placement Grant- to develop a ‘Teaching Research Aged Care Service’ $1,015,706
    2011-2016 Visvanathan R Specialist Training Program. $600,000 
    2012-2016 Visvanathan R Specialist Training Program. $500,000
    2014-2016 Visvanathan R Specialist Training Program. $300,000 

      Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2018 Principal Supervisor Impact of Early Bed/Chair Exercises on Frailty Following Hip Fracture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Unyime Jasper
      2018 Principal Supervisor Frailty prevalence and associated factors, and its impact on state transitions, mortality, and quality of life in community dwelling South Australian older adults (longitudinal data from the North West Adelaide Health Study). Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mark Quinlivan Thompson
      2017 Principal Supervisor The Malaysian Pictorial fit-Frail Scale: Development and testing of feasibility, reliability and validity Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Ms Sally Suriani Ahip
      2017 Principal Supervisor Outcomes for Dependent Nursing Home Patients Transferred to the Emergency Department Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr James Farrell Smyth
      2016 Principal Supervisor Physical Activity and Frailty: Exploring Cross Cultural and Neighborhood Influences Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Dr Beatriz Arakawa Martins
      2015 Principal Supervisor Falls and Fractures in Older Adults Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kareeann Khow
      2015 Principal Supervisor Improving Functioning for People with Neurological Health Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Anupam Datta Gupta

      Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Ambulatory Monitoring using Passive RFID Technology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Asanga Wickramasinghe
      2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Exercise and Older People: Strategies to Prevent, Treat and Delay Frailty Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak
      2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Clinicians' Perspectives and Clinical Efficacy of a Health Information Technology Tool in Hospital Falls Risk Assessment and Prevention among Older Persons Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Dr Ruth Teh
      2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Postprandial Hypotension in Older People Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Dr Shailaja Nair G.N. Nair
      2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Frailty Indices and Nutritional Screening Tools as Predictors of Adverse Outcomes in Hospitalised Older People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Elsa Dent
      2007 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Sarcopenia in Older People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Solomon Yu
      Position
      Academic Geriatrician-Director Adelaide GTRAC
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      8222 8593
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      The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
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      QEH - Main Bldg, floor 8
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