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A successful 12 months was had by all with a large number of international and national publications and presentations made in collaboration with other TILDA team members. Of particular note, a paper authored by John Frewen on the awareness and treatment of atrial fibrillation received an excellent editorial in March’s Quarterly Journal of Medicine. The team also presented and provided demonstrations of technology being trialled and developed at TILDA and MIRA at the recent TILDA Scientific Advisory Board Meeting in TCD, to delegates from the European commission.

Publications                   

  • C Finucane, J Feeney, H Nolan, C O Regan. Changes in Physical and Behavioural Health in Older Irish Adults. TILDA Wave 2 Report, 2013.
  • Balsters, J.H., O Connell, Nolan, H. R.G., Galli, A, Greco, E. Kilcullen, S.M., Bodke, A.L.W, Upton, N, Lai RK, Robertson, I. Changes in resting connectivity with Age: A simultaneous EEG/fMRI investigation. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(9), 2194-2207.  
  • J Feeney, C Finucane, GM Savva, H Cronin, S Beatty, JM Nolan, RA Kenny. Low macular pigment optical density is associated with lower cognitive performance in a large population based sample of older adults. Neurobiology of Ageing. 2013. 
  • H Cronin, C O Regan, C Finucane, P Kearney, RA Kenny. Health and Ageing: Development of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Health Assessment.  Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2013.
  • J Frewen, C Finucane, H Cronin, C Rice, PM Kearney, J Harbison, RA Kenny. Factors that influence awareness and treatment of atrial fibrillation in older adults. QJM, March 2013.
  • A O'Halloran, C Finucane, G Savva, I Robertson, RA Kenny.  Sustained Attention and Frailty in the Older Adult Population. Journal of Gerontology. 2013.
  • J Frewen, C Finucane, G Savva, G Boyle, RA Kenny. Orthostatic Hypotension Is Associated With Lower Cognitive Performance in Adults Aged 50 Plus With Supine Hypertension. Neurobiology of Ageing. 2013.
  • J Frewen, C Finucane, G Savva, G Boyle, RA Kenny. Cognitive Function is associated with HRV in Ageing Adults. Clinical Autonomic Research. 2013.
  • R Ortuno, MDL O Connell, C Finucane, Soraghan C, Fan CW, Kenny RA Kenny. Insights into the clinical management of the syndrome of supine hypertension and orthostatic hypotension (SH-OH). BMC Geriatrics. BMC geriatrics 13 (1), 73. 2013.
  • OA Donoghue, H Ryan, E Duggan, C Finucane, GM Savva, C Cronin, J Loughman, RA Kenny.  Relationship between fear of falling and mobility varies with visual function among older adults. Geriatrics & gerontology international. 2013.

Awards

  • M Carmody, MSc Thesis Commended, Trinity School of Bioengineering, Dublin. (2013).
  • E Duggan. Best Oral Presentation, Irish Gerontological Society, Spring Conference, Dublin.  (2013).
  • E Duggan. 1st Prize Best Poster, British Gerontological Society, Spring Conference, Belfast (2013). 
  • C Finucane. Best Poster Nominee, British Gerontological Society, Spring Conference, Belfast.  (2013). 

Student Theses

  • Michael Carmody, 2013. MSc thesis in Bioengineering. Developing a Novel Test for Predicting Vasovagal Syncope. Supervisors C Finucane, H Nolan, R Kenny.
  • Sigrid Dupan, 2013. MSc thesis in Bioengineering. Relationship of BRS/PWV to active stand responses in Older Adults. Supervisors C Finucane, M O Connell, R Kenny.
  • Joseph Morrow, 2013. MSc thesis in Bioengineering. Patterns of TPR/CO responses in older adults – determination of subtypes via pattern recognition. Supervisors C Finucane, M O Connell, R Kenny.

Publications in Review

  • C O Regan, R Kenny, H Cronin, C Finucane, P Kearney. Antidepressants Strongly Influence the Relationship between Depression and HRV. Findings from TILDA.  Archives of General Psychiatry. Submitted 2013.
  • J Frewen, G Savva, C Finucane, G Boyle, RA Kenny. Cognitive Performance in Orthostatic Hypotension: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample. Journal of American Geriatric Society. In review. 
  • C Mc Crory, C Finucane, P Kearney, R Kenny. The biology of inequality: deconstructing the social patterning of resting HR. Circulation, TILDA.

Conferences 

  • E Duggan, H Cronin, O Donoghue, G Savva, J Loughman, RA Kenny, C Finucane. Low Spatial Frequency Contrast Sensitivity but not Visual Acuity is Associated with Spatial Gait Parameters in Older Adults, IGS, Dublin, 2013 *Awarded prize.
  • E Duggan, O Donoghue, G Savva, H Cronin, RA Kenny, C Finucane. Contrast sensitivity but not visual acuity is associated with gait in older adults. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013. *Awarded prize.
  • C Finucane, J Frewen, H Nolan, B Murphy, RA Kenny. Towards a Smart App for Increasing Awareness and Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in the Community. Translating Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing into Practice, IGS, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, M O Connell, CW Fan, C Soraghan, H Cronin, G Savva, RA Kenny. The Prevalence of Orthostatic Hypotension and Spectrum of Orthostatic Blood Pressure Control in Older Community Dwelling Adults, Autonomic Neuroscience, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, M O Connell, CW Fan, C Soraghan, H Cronin, G Savva, RA Kenny. The Prevalence of Orthostatic Hypotension and Spectrum of Orthostatic Blood Pressure Control in Older Community Dwelling Adults, IGS, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, M O Connell, CW Fan, C Soraghan, G Savva, R Kenny, The Spectrum of Orthostatic Blood Pressure Control in Older Community Dwelling Adults: Should we refine our Definition of Orthostatic Hypotension? British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.*Nominated for a prize.
  • C Finucane, M O Connell, CW Fan, C Soraghan, G Savva, RA Kenny, The Spectrum of Orthostatic Blood Pressure Control in Older Community Dwelling Adults: Should we refine our Definition of Orthostatic Hypotension? TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, M O Connell, CW Fan, C Soraghan, G Savva, RA Kenny. Using computational modelling, control and stability theory to capture the spectrum of orthostatic blood pressure control in older community dwelling adults. TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, H Cronin, RA Kenny, J Harbison. The associations of daytime sleepiness in community dwelling elders in TILDA. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • C Finucane , J Frewen, RA Kenny. FIBSCAN – A Generalizable Automated Atrial Fibrillation Detection Algorithm, EMBS, IEEE, Accepted.2013.
  • C Finucane , J Frewen, RA Kenny. FIBSCAN – The Effect of Epoch Duration and Sampling Frequency on Algorithm Detection Accuracy.  EMBS, IEEE, Accepted. 2013.
  • C Finucane, Wave 3 New Health Technology Based Measures. TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, Wave 3 New Health Technology Based Measures. TILDA-CARDI, Ageing School, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Finucane, J Frewen, R Kenny, Enterprise Ireland Presentation, TCD Enterprise Forum, 2013
  • J Frewen, C Finucane, GM Savva, G Boyle, RF Coen, RA Kenny. Cognitive Function is Associated with Impaired HRV in Ageing Adults - TILDA Wave 1 Findings. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • J Frewen, RA Kenny, C Finucane. The Effect of Paced Breathing on LDA based Atrial Fibrillation Detection Algorithms Accepted – declined in Japan. EMBS, IEEE, Accepted. 2013.
  • J Frewen, C Finucane, GM Savva, G Boyle, RF Coen, RA Kenny. Cognitive Function is Associated with Impaired HRV in Ageing Adults – ESC, 2013.
  • Kenny RA, Coen RF, Frewen J, Cronin H, Donoghue OA, Nolan H, Savva GM - EUGMS - Normative values for physical performance tests in community dwelling older, Irish adults.  IGS, Accepted. 2013.
  • H Nolan, Vestibular EEG Responses to Linear Motion. TCD and MIRA Medical Gerontology Day, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, 2013.
  • H Nolan, H Cronin, L Dunne, L Greene, P Walsh, C Finucane. A signal processing framework for objective sleep and physical activity assessment using accelerometry in population studies of older adults. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • H Nolan, RA Kenny, C Finucane. Automated Classification of Sleep and Wake States in Older Adults Using Wrist-Worn Accelerometer Data for Epidemiological Studies. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • H Nolan, RA Kenny, C Finucane. Automated Classification of Sleep and Wake States in Older Adults Using Wrist-Worn Accelerometer Data for Epidemiological Studies.  EMBS, IEEE, Accepted. 2013.
  • H Nolan, RA Kenny, C Finucane. Automated Classification of Sleep and Wake States in Older Adults Using Wrist-Worn Accelerometer Data for Epidemiological Studies.  TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • Nolan H, Kenny RA, Coen RF, Frewen J, Cronin H, Donoghue OA, Savva GM. IGS - Portable Application for Calculation and Graphing of Normative Values of Physical and Cognitive Tests in Community-Dwelling Older, Irish Adults.
  • M O’Connell, G Savva, C Finucane, R Romero-Ortuno, CW Fan, RA Kenny Orthostatic Hemodynamics and Frailty in Older Irish Adults , IGS, Dublin, 2013.
  • M O’Connell, G Savva, C Finucane, R Romero-Ortuno, CW Fan, RA Kenny Orthostatic Hemodynamics and Frailty in Older Irish Adults , EUGMS, Dublin, 2013.
  • C O’Regan, RA Kenny, H Cronin, C Finucane, P Kearney Antidepressants Strongly Influence the Relationship between Depression and Heart Rate Variability: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing,  IGS, Dublin, 2013.
  • A O’Halloran, M O’Connell, C Finucane, G Savva, I Robertson, RA Kenny Sustained Attention Mediates the Relationships between Executive Function, Cognitive Processing Speed and Frailty in the Older, IGS, Dublin, 2013
  • R Romero-Ortuno, M O’Connell, C Finucane, C Soraghan, M Fan, RA Kenny Insights into the Clinical Management of the Syndrome of Supine Hypertension—Orthostatic Hypotension (SH-OH): The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) , IGS, Dublin, 2013
  • R Romero-Ortuno, C Finucane, MDL O Connell, Soraghan C, Fan CW, Kenny RA. Insights into the clinical management of the syndrome of supine hypertension and orthostatic hypotension (SH-OH). British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • D J Ryan, C Finucane, RA Kenny, J Harbison, Borderzone Lacunar Infarction And Blood Pressure Variability. British Geriatrics Society, Spring, Belfast, 2013.
  • RB Reilly, C Finucane, H Nolan, Technology Innovation in TILDA. TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Soraghan, T Foran, RA Kenny, G Boyle. An iPad application for gait speed and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests: Making the TILDA normative data accessible for patients and clinicians. TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.
  • C Soraghan, CW Fan, T Hayakawa, H Cronin, T Foran, G Boyle, RA Kenny, C Finucane. A Signal Processing Framework for the Analysis of Phasic BP Responses to Active Stands in Population Studies. TILDA, Scientific Advisory Board, TCD, Dublin, 2013.

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