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McMaster Evidence Updates: High Quality Articles in Aging

This list contains citations to the latest journal articles in the field of geriatrics and is provided by an alert from Evidence Updates at McMaster University. These citations (from over 120 premier clinical journals) are pre-rated for quality by Evidence Updates research staff, then rated for clinical relevance and interest by at least 3 members of a worldwide panel of practicing physicians. Each citation includes a link to the article on PubMed.

Stellar articles are the geriatrics-related articles in Evidence Updates that have been most accessed by registered users and highest rated by McMaster's clinical raters in the last year.

PubMed/Article Link Title Date publishedsort ascending CAP Authors Journal Stellar
25686208 Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy. 04/01/2015 Miller M, Barber CW, Leatherman S, Fonda J, Hermos JA, Cho K, Gagnon DR JAMA internal medicine
25740863 Glycated albumin predicts the effect of dual and single antiplatelet therapy on recurrent stroke. 03/31/2015 Li J, Wang Y, Wang D, Lin J, Wang A, Zhao X, Liu L, Wang C, Wang Y Neurology
25826743 Buprenorphine for treating cancer pain. 03/31/2015 Schmidt-Hansen M, Bromham N, Taubert M, Arnold S, Hilgart JS Cochrane Database Systemic Reviews
25798575 Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH, Ritchie CS, Bull JH, Fairclough DL, Hanson LC, LeBlanc TW, Samsa GP, Wolf S, Aziz NM, Currow DC, Ferrell B, Wagner-Johnston N, Zafar SY, Cleary JF, Dev S, Goode PS, Kamal AH, Kassner C, Kvale EA, McCallum JG, Ogunseitan AB, Pantilat SZ, Portenoy RK, Prince-Paul M, Sloan JA, Swetz KM, Von Gunten CF, Abernethy AP JAMA internal medicine
25799402 Exercise and Vitamin D in Fall Prevention Among Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 Uusi-Rasi K, Patil R, Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Tokola K, Lamberg-Allardt C, Sievanen H JAMA internal medicine
25760991 The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 03/19/2015 Loveman E, Copley VR, Colquitt J, Scott DA, Clegg A, Jones J, O'Reilly KM, Singh S, Bausewein C, Wells A Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
25691786 Cognitive assessments in multicultural populations using the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 03/17/2015 Naqvi RM, Haider S, Tomlinson G, Alibhai S CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association canadienne.
25771249 A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER): a randomised controlled trial. 03/11/2015 Ngandu T, Lehtisalo J, Solomon A, Levalahti E, Ahtiluoto S, Antikainen R, Backman L, Hanninen T, Jula A, Laatikainen T, Lindstrom J, Mangialasche F, Paajanen T, Pajala S, Peltonen M, Rauramaa R, Stigsdotter-Neely A, Strandberg T, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Kivipelto M Lancet
25740785 Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). 03/05/2015 Arevalo-Rodriguez I, Smailagic N, Roque I Figuls M, Ciapponi A, Sanchez-Perez E, Giannakou A, Pedraza OL, Bonfill Cosp X, Cullum S Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews
25646289 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and risk of sudden death among patients taking spironolactone. 03/03/2015 Antoniou T, Hollands S, Macdonald EM, Gomes T, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association canadienne.
25448245 Effectiveness, usability, and cost-benefit of a virtual reality-based telerehabilitation program for balance recovery after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Llorens R, Noe E, Colomer C, Alcaniz M Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
25575908 Do statins impair cognition? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 03/01/2015 Ott BR, Daiello LA, Dahabreh IJ, Springate BA, Bixby K, Murali M, Trikalinos TA Journal of general internal medicine
25450134 Computer-assisted training as a complement in rehabilitation of patients with chronic vestibular dizziness--a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Smaerup M, Gronvall E, Larsen SB, Laessoe U, Henriksen JJ, Damsgaard EM Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
25677422 Should atrial fibrillation patients with 1 additional risk factor of the CHA2DS2-VASc score (beyond sex) receive oral anticoagulation? 02/24/2015 Chao TF, Liu CJ, Wang KL, Lin YJ, Chang SL, Lo LW, Hu YF, Tuan TC, Chen TJ, Lip GY, Chen SA Journal of the American College of Cardiology
25657106 An occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial. 02/05/2015 Sackley CM, Walker MF, Burton CR, Watkins CL, Mant J, Roalfe AK, Wheatley K, Sheehan B, Sharp L, Stant KE, Fletcher-Smith J, Steel K, Wilde K, Irvine L, Peryer G BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
25662415 Comprehensive geriatric care for patients with hip fractures: a prospective, randomised, controlled trial. 02/04/2015 Prestmo A, Hagen G, Sletvold O, Helbostad JL, Thingstad P, Taraldsen K, Lydersen S, Halsteinli V, Saltnes T, Lamb SE, Johnsen LG, Saltvedt I Lancet
25620554 The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people. 01/26/2015 Lin SF, Sung HC, Li TL, Hsieh TC, Lan HC, Perng SJ, Smith GD Journal of clinical nursing
25608756 Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. 01/16/2015 Blum CA, Nigro N, Briel M, Schuetz P, Ullmer E, Suter-Widmer I, Winzeler B, Bingisser R, Elsaesser H, Drozdov D, Arici B, Urwyler SA, Refardt J, Tarr P, Wirz S, Thomann R, Baumgartner C, Duplain H, Burki D, Zimmerli W, Rodondi N, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M Lancet
25574794 Estimating the Effect of Palliative Care Interventions and Advance Care Planning on ICU Utilization: A Systematic Review. 01/09/2015 Khandelwal N, Kross EK, Engelberg RA, Coe NB, Long AC, Curtis JR Critical care medicine
25355620 Economic evaluation of the differential benefits of home visits with telephone calls and telephone calls only in transitional discharge support. 01/01/2015 Wong FK, So C, Chau J, Law AK, Tam SK, McGhee S Age and ageing
25565487 Risk factors and screening instruments to predict adverse outcomes for undifferentiated older emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 01/01/2015 Carpenter CR, Shelton E, Fowler S, Suffoletto B, Platts-Mills TF, Rothman RE, Hogan TM Academic emergency medicine: official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
25173772 Cost-consequence analysis of "washing without water" for nursing home residents: a cluster randomized trial. 01/01/2015 Schoonhoven L, van Gaal BG, Teerenstra S, Adang E, van der Vleuten C, van Achterberg T
25440725 Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Statin-Induced Myopathy: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 01/01/2015 Banach M, Serban C, Sahebkar A, Ursoniu S, Rysz J, Muntner P, Toth PP, Jones SR, Rizzo M, Glasser SP, Lip GY, Dragan S, Mikhailidis DP Mayo Clinic proceedings
25372657 Problem adaptation therapy for older adults with major depression and cognitive impairment: a randomized clinical trial. 01/01/2015 Kiosses DN, Ravdin LD, Gross JJ, Raue P, Kotbi N, Alexopoulos GS JAMA psychiatry
25525051 Randomized, Controlled Trial of High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Among Frail Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. 12/17/2014 Nace DA, Lin CJ, Ross TM, Saracco S, Churilla RM, Zimmerman RK The Journal of infectious diseases
25401325 Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in Japanese patients 60 years or older with atherosclerotic risk factors: a randomized clinical trial. 12/17/2014 Ikeda Y, Shimada K, Teramoto T, Uchiyama S, Yamazaki T, Oikawa S, Sugawara M, Ando K, Murata M, Yokoyama K, Ishizuka N JAMA
25438915 Usefulness and validation of the survival posT TAVI score for survival after transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis. 12/15/2014 D'Ascenzo F, Capodanno D, Tarantini G, Nijhoff F, Ciuca C, Rossi ML, Brambilla N, Barbanti M, Napodano M, Stella P, Saia F, Ferrante G, Tamburino C, Gasparetto V, Agostoni P, Marzocchi A, Presbitero P, Bedogni F, Cerrato E, Omede P, Conrotto F, Salizzoni S, Biondi Zoccai G, Marra S, Rinaldi M, Gaita F, D'Amico M, Moretti C The American journal of cardiology
25452601 Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. 12/01/2014 Livingston G, Kelly L, Lewis-Holmes E, Baio G, Morris S, Patel N, Omar RZ, Katona C, Cooper C The British Journal of Psychiatry: the journal of mental science
24905534 Risk of bias and brand explain the observed inconsistency in trials on glucosamine for symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials. 12/01/2014 Eriksen P, Bartels EM, Altman RD, Bliddal H, Juhl C, Christensen R Arthritis Care and Research
25074397 Early progressive strength training to enhance recovery after fast-track total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. 12/01/2014 Jakobsen TL, Kehlet H, Husted H, Petersen J, Bandholm T Arthritis Care and Research
25432016 Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community. 11/28/2014 Kendrick D, Kumar A, Carpenter H, Zijlstra GA, Skelton DA, Cook JR, Stevens Z, Belcher CM, Haworth D, Gawler SJ, Gage H, Masud T, Bowling A, Pearl M, Morris RW, Iliffe S, Delbaere K Cochrane Database Syst Rev
25366538 Accuracy of the Wells clinical prediction rule for pulmonary embolism in older ambulatory adults. 11/03/2014 Schouten HJ, Geersing GJ, Oudega R, van Delden JJ, Moons KG, Koek HL Journal of American Geriatrics Society
25405576 The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of second-eye cataract surgery: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 11/01/2014 Frampton G, Harris P, Cooper K, Lotery A, Shepherd J Health Technology Assessment
25354795 Interventions for dysphagia in oesophageal cancer. 10/30/2014 Dai Y, Li C, Xie Y, Liu X, Zhang J, Zhou J, Pan X, Yang S Cochrane Database Syst Rev
25329203 3D-CAM: derivation and validation of a 3-minute diagnostic interview for CAM-defined delirium: a cross-sectional diagnostic test study. 10/21/2014 Marcantonio ER, Ngo LH, O'Connor M, Jones RN, Crane PK, Metzger ED, Inouye SK Annals of internal medicine
25199761 Systemic therapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer:American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario clinical practice guideline. 10/20/2014 Basch E, Loblaw DA, Oliver TK, Carducci M, Chen RC, Frame JN, Garrels K, Hotte S, Kattan MW, Raghavan D, Saad F, Taplin ME, Walker-Dilks C, Williams J, Winquist E, Bennett CL, Wootton T, Rumble RB, Dusetzina SB, Virgo KS Journal of Clinical Oncology
25354407 Treatment of forefoot problems in older people: a randomized clinical trial comparing podiatric treatment with standardized shoe advice. 10/15/2014 van der Zwaard BC, van der Horst HE, Knol DL, Vanwanseele B, Elders PJ Annals of family medicine
24677203 Direct thrombin inhibitors versus vitamin K antagonists for preventing cerebral or systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 10/02/2014 Salazar CA, del Aguila D, Cordova EG The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
24874470 Impact of morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone or codeine on patient consciousness, appetite and thirst when used to treat cancer pain. 10/02/2014 Wiffen PJ, Derry S, Moore RA The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
24729336 Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures in post-menopausal women and older men. 10/02/2014 Avenell A, Mak JC, O'Connell D The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
24999919 Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates of those 60 years and older in the community. 10/02/2014 Thomas RE, Lorenzetti DL The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
24760678 Medically assisted hydration for adult palliative care patients. 10/02/2014 Good P, Richard R, Syrmis W, Jenkins-Marsh S, Stephens J Cochrane Database Syst Rev
25284144 Multiple anticholinergic medication use and risk of hospital admission for confusion or dementia. 10/01/2014 Kalisch Ellett LM, Pratt NL, Ramsay EN, Barratt JD, Roughead EE
25257064 B vitamins to enhance treatment response to antidepressants in middle-aged and older adults: results from the B-VITAGE randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 09/25/2014 Almeida OP, Ford AH, Hirani V, Singh V, vanBockxmeer FM, McCaul K, Flicker L The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
25199883 Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Treatments to Prevent Fractures: An Updated Systematic Review. 09/09/2014 Crandall CJ, Newberry SJ, Diamant A, Lim YW, Gellad WF, Booth MJ, Motala A, Shekelle PG Annals of internal medicine
25190441 Hormone replacement therapy and adverse outcomes in women with atrial fibrillation: an analysis from the atrial fibrillation follow-up investigation of rhythm management trial. 09/04/2014 Apostolakis S, Sullivan RM, Olshansky B, Lip GY Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
25183726 Effect of melatonin on incidence of delirium among patients with hip fracture: a multicentre, double-blind randomized controlled trial. 09/02/2014 de Jonghe A, van Munster BC, Goslings JC, Kloen P, van Rees C, Wolvius R, van Velde R, Levi M, de Haan RJ, de Rooij SE, de Rooij SE CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale
24225010 Spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for seniors with chronic neck pain. 09/01/2014 Maiers M, Bronfort G, Evans R, Hartvigsen J, Svendsen K, Bracha Y, Schulz C, Schulz K, Grimm R The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
25038833 Effect of medications with anti-cholinergic properties on cognitive function, delirium, physical function and mortality: a systematic review. 09/01/2014 Fox C, Smith T, Maidment I, Chan WY, Bua N, Myint PK, Boustani M, Kwok CS, Glover M, Koopmans I, Campbell N Age and ageing
25242076 VenUS IV (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV) - compression hosiery compared with compression bandaging in the treatment of venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled trial, mixed-treatment comparison and decision-analytic model. 09/01/2014 Ashby RL, Gabe R, Ali S, Saramago P, Chuang LH, Adderley U, Bland JM, Cullum NA, Dumville JC, Iglesias CP, Kang'ombe AR, Soares MO, Stubbs NC, Torgerson DJ

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