Aakashi Shah

Aakashi Shah

University of Miami

H-index: 3

North America-United States

About Aakashi Shah

Aakashi Shah, With an exceptional h-index of 3 and a recent h-index of 2 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of Miami, specializes in the field of Neurology, Dementia, Frailty, Headache.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Identifying Dementia Risk in Older Veterans Using A Mailing Survey

Dementia risk in older veterans with frailty

Race-based differences in MCI and dementia: a propensity score matching study

Cross‐sectional association between the area deprivation index (ADI) and cognitive impairment in community‐dwelling older veterans

The association of health literacy domains with hospitalizations and mortality

ARE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH FRAILTY IN US OLDER VETERANS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT?

Aakashi Shah Information

University

University of Miami

Position

Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital Miller School of Medicine

Citations(all)

22

Citations(since 2020)

21

Cited By

8

hIndex(all)

3

hIndex(since 2020)

2

i10Index(all)

1

i10Index(since 2020)

1

Email

University Profile Page

University of Miami

Aakashi Shah Skills & Research Interests

Neurology

Dementia

Frailty

Headache

Top articles of Aakashi Shah

Identifying Dementia Risk in Older Veterans Using A Mailing Survey

Authors

A Shah,O Ysea-Hill,A Torres-Morales,CJ Gomez,A Castellanos,Jorge G Ruiz

Journal

The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease

Published Date

2022/4

Evidence suggests that dementia can be prevented. Patients with frailty may be particularly at risk for cognitive impairment (CI). The aim of this study was to determine dementia risk in older Veterans and whether the risk varies according to frailty status. We also evaluated the feasibility of mailed dementia risk screening. Participants were mailed a questionnaire and the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE). High dementia risk was defined as having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on SAGE or a CAIDE score ≥6. Out of 5,432 mailed surveys, we obtained a response rate of 19.75%. Most responders completed the questionnaire items. We identified a total of 689 (75.9%) subjects to be at high risk for dementia. Individuals with frailty were at a greater risk for dementia when compared to robust individuals OR:1.921 (95%CI:1.259–2.930), p=.002. The mailed screening represents a convenient …

Dementia risk in older veterans with frailty

Authors

Otoniel Ysea-Hill,Aakashi Shah,Christian Gomez,Alejandro Castellanos,Ezekiel Ijaopo,Mercedes Rodriguez-Suarez,Jorge Ruiz

Journal

Journal of the neurological sciences

Published Date

2021/10/1

MethodsCommunity-dwelling Veterans≥ 50 years completed a mailed socio-demographic questionnaire and Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE), July 2019–May 2020. The information was complemented with electronic health record data. We calculated the CAIDE score, a validated tool predicting dementia (≥ 6 points= high risk 20 years later) and the 31-item VA frailty index (VA-FI) data (frail> 0.20, non-frail≤ 0.20). After adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics, smoking, alcohol/substance abuse, obstructive sleep apnea and anticholinergic use, odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using binomial logistic regression to assess the association between frailty and dementia risk (CAIDE≥ 6 points and MCI).ResultsThe survey response rate was 19.75%(1073 of 5432). Participants mean age was 68.38 (SD= 8.49) years, 57.50%(n= 617) Caucasian, 69.34%(n …

Race-based differences in MCI and dementia: a propensity score matching study

Authors

Otoniel Ysea-Hill,Christian Gomez,Aakashi Shah,Iriana Hammel,Mercedes Rodriguez-Suarez,Jorge G Ruiz

Journal

The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Published Date

2021/4/1

IntroductionMild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia are characterized by objective deficits in several cognitive domains. These cognitive disorders are prevalent in the fast-growing older population worldwide. There are several modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for these cognitive disorders. Research has shown that the African American race is predictive of incident dementia. However, the African-American race is confounded by other risk factors which may explain much of the racial disparity in cognitive disorders, most notably education, socio-economic status and lack of access. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of MCI and Dementia between African-American and Caucasian community-dwelling older Veterans after matching of baseline characteristics.MethodsWe conducted a cross-sectional study using propensity score matching (PSM) among community-dwelling Veterans …

Cross‐sectional association between the area deprivation index (ADI) and cognitive impairment in community‐dwelling older veterans

Authors

Otoniel Ysea‐Hill,Christian Gomez,Aakashi Shah,Sergio J Ruiz,Jorge G Ruiz

Journal

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Published Date

2021/12

Background The evidence that lower socio‐economic status (SES) may be associated with late‐onset dementia is inconsistent. Differences may be related to how SES was assessed. The area deprivation index (ADI) is a validated, composite measure of neighborhood socioeconomic status representing a geographic area level of social deprivation. Previous research has shown an association between ADI and cognitive impairment, but less is known about the Veteran population. The study aim was to determine the cross‐sectional association between the area deprivation index (ADI) and cognitive impairment in a Veteran population. Method This is a cross‐sectional study among community‐dwelling Veterans aged ≥50 years enrolled in a VA primary care clinic from July 2019‐May 2020. Patients were mailed questionnaires including sociodemographic, the Self‐Administered Gerocognitive Examination …

The association of health literacy domains with hospitalizations and mortality

Authors

Juliana Ferri-Guerra,Y Nadeem Mohammed,Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza,Douglas Salguero,Aakashi Shah,Dhanya Baskaran,Marianne Desir,Jorge G Ruiz

Journal

Am J Manag Care

Published Date

2020/5/1

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether health literacy, numeracy, and graph literacy are associated with all-cause hospitalizations or mortality in community-dwelling veterans.STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study.METHODS: A total of 470 community-dwelling veterans underwent evaluations of health literacy, numeracy, and graph literacy with validated instruments in 2012 and were followed until 2018. At the end of follow-up, the associations with all-cause hospitalizations and mortality were determined with the Andersen-Gill model and Cox regression multivariate analysis, respectively.RESULTS: There were no associations of health literacy, numeracy, or graph literacy with all-cause hospitalization or mortality after multivariate adjustment. In subgroup analysis, subjective numeracy was associated with hospitalizations in African Americans. Higher objective and subjective numeracy were associated with future hospitalizations only for those with a history of hospitalization. Higher graph literacy was associated with lower mortality in those with a history of hospitalization.CONCLUSIONS: This study did not show associations of health literacy, numeracy, or graph literacy scores with lower risk of all-cause hospitalization or mortality. Further research is needed with random sampling in a broader spectrum of healthcare settings to better understand what roles health literacy, numeracy, and graph literacy might play in healthcare utilization and clinical outcomes.

ARE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH FRAILTY IN US OLDER VETERANS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT?

Authors

Aakashi Shah,Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza,Amar Morani,Mercedes Rodriquez-Suarez,Jorge G Ruiz

Journal

The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Published Date

2020/4/1

IntroductionSubstance use disorders are common in US Veterans receiving care at Veteran health care facilities. Substance use disorders are associated with unhealthy lifestyles, mental and physical multimorbidity, increased healthcare utilization and higher mortality. Substance use disorders have also been implicated in the development of cognitive impairment. The pernicious effects of substance use disorders may lead to frailty, a state of increased vulnerability to stressors due to multiple physiological dysfunctions. However, the association of substance use disorders and frailty is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine whether substance use disorders were associated with frailty in Older Veterans with cognitive impairment enrolled at a VA Memory Disorders Clinic.MethodsParticipants and Setting: Cognitively impaired US Veterans enrolled in a VA Memory Disorders Clinic during a period of 2016 …

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Aakashi Shah FAQs

What is Aakashi Shah's h-index at University of Miami?

The h-index of Aakashi Shah has been 2 since 2020 and 3 in total.

What are Aakashi Shah's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Identifying Dementia Risk in Older Veterans Using A Mailing Survey

Dementia risk in older veterans with frailty

Race-based differences in MCI and dementia: a propensity score matching study

Cross‐sectional association between the area deprivation index (ADI) and cognitive impairment in community‐dwelling older veterans

The association of health literacy domains with hospitalizations and mortality

ARE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH FRAILTY IN US OLDER VETERANS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT?

are the top articles of Aakashi Shah at University of Miami.

What are Aakashi Shah's research interests?

The research interests of Aakashi Shah are: Neurology, Dementia, Frailty, Headache

What is Aakashi Shah's total number of citations?

Aakashi Shah has 22 citations in total.

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