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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
24635004 Montreal Cognitive Assessment Memory Index Score (MoCA-MIS) as a Predictor of Conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's Disease. 03/17/2014 Julayanont P, Brousseau M, Chertkow H, Phillips N, Nasreddine ZS
24638908 Effect of Long-Chain omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lutein + Zeaxanthin Supplements on Cardiovascular Outcomes: Results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/17/2014 Bonds DE, Harrington M, Worrall BB, Bertoni AG, Eaton CB, Hsia J, Robinson J, Clemons TE, Fine LJ, Chew EY
24617899 FRAX without Bone Mineral Density Versus Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Screening Tool as Predictors of Osteoporosis in Primary Screening of Individuals Aged 70 and Older. 03/01/2014 Pang WY, Inderjeeth CA
24569873 Aromatherapy for dementia. 02/25/2014 Forrester LT, Maayan N, Orrell M, Spector AE, Buchan LD, Soares-Weiser K
24388619 Competing cardiovascular and noncardiovascular risks and longevity in the systolic hypertension in the elderly program. 02/15/2014 Kostis WJ, Cabrera J, Messerli FH, Cheng JQ, Sedjro JE, Cosgrove NM, Swerdel JN, Deng Y, Davis BR, Kostis JB
24521366 Validation of the charlson comorbidity index in acutely hospitalized elderly adults: a prospective cohort study. 02/01/2014 Frenkel WJ, Jongerius EJ, Mandjes-van Uitert MJ, van Munster BC, de Rooij SE
23813846 Effects of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies. 02/01/2014 Briasoulis A, Agarwal V, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C
24450890 Phase 3 trials of solanezumab for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. 01/23/2014 Doody RS, Thomas RG, Farlow M, Iwatsubo T, Vellas B, Joffe S, Kieburtz K, Raman R, Sun X, Aisen PS, Siemers E, Liu-Seifert H, Mohs R
24434187 Advance Care Planning for Adults With CKD: A Systematic Integrative Review. 01/13/2014 Luckett T, Sellars M, Tieman J, Pollock CA, Silvester W, Butow PN, Detering KM, Brennan F, Clayton JM
24414552 Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults. 01/10/2014 Bjelakovic G, Gluud LL, Nikolova D, Whitfield K, Wetterslev J, Simonetti RG, Bjelakovic M, Gluud C
24383523 Effect of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 01/02/2014 Wayne PM, Walsh JN, Taylor-Piliae RE, Wells RE, Papp KV, Donovan NJ, Yeh GY
24293578 Effect of low-dose oral prednisolone on symptoms and systemic inflammation in older adults with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. 01/01/2014 Abou-Raya A, Abou-Raya S, Khadrawi T, Helmii M
23978408 Comparison of effects between home visits with telephone calls and telephone calls only for transitional discharge support: a randomised controlled trial. 01/01/2014 Wong FK, Chow SK, Chan TM, Tam SK
24381025 Effect of a multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention on risk factors for falls and fall rate in frail older people: a randomised controlled trial. 12/30/2013 Fairhall N, Sherrington C, Lord SR, Kurrle SE, Langron C, Lockwood K, Monaghan N, Aggar C, Cameron ID
24354884 Community-based interventions to promote management for older people: an integrative review. 12/20/2013 Anuruang S, Hickman LD, Jackson D, Dharmendra T, Van Balen J, Davidson PM
24490265 Long-term multivitamin supplementation and cognitive function in men: a randomized trial. 12/17/2013 Grodstein F, O'Brien J, Kang JH, Dushkes R, Cook NR, Okereke O, Manson JE, Glynn RJ, Buring JE, Gaziano M, Sesso HD
24355431 Screening for Delirium in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. 12/16/2013 Lamantia MA, Messina FC, Hobgood CD, Miller DK
23954343 Benefits of statins in elderly subjects without established cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis. 12/03/2013 Savarese G, Gotto AM Jr, Paolillo S, D'Amore C, Losco T, Musella F, Scala O, Marciano C, Ruggiero D, Marsico F, De Luca G, Trimarco B, Perrone-Filardi P
24222659 Drug cessation in complex older adults: time for action. 11/12/2013 van der Cammen TJ, Rajkumar C, Onder G, Sterke CS, Petrovic M
24043661 Efficacy and safety of cognitive enhancers for patients with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 11/05/2013 Tricco AC, Soobiah C, Berliner S, Ho JM, Ng CH, Ashoor HM, Chen MH, Hemmelgarn B, Straus SE
24192250 The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study. 11/04/2013 Meuleners LB, Fraser ML, Ng J, Morlet N
24171946 The risk of adverse outcomes in hospitalized older patients in relation to a frailty index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment. 10/30/2013 Evans SJ, Sayers M, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K
24169944 The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 10/29/2013 El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P
24145578 Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 10/22/2013 Lin JS, O'Connor E, Rossom RC, Perdue LA, Eckstrom E
23932219 Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in older inpatients (PLACIDE): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. 10/12/2013 Allen SJ, Wareham K, Wang D, Bradley C, Hutchings H, Harris W, Dhar A, Brown H, Foden A, Gravenor MB, Mack D
24079873 Present status and future directions of intraoperative radiotherapy. 10/01/2013 Debenham BJ, Hu KS, Harrison LB
23980077 Randomized, multicenter, open-label study of oxaliplatin plus fluorouracil/leucovorin versus doxorubicin as palliative chemotherapy in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma from Asia. 10/01/2013 Qin S, Bai Y, Lim HY, Thongprasert S, Chao Y, Fan J, Yang TS, Bhudhisawasdi V, Kang WK, Zhou Y, Lee JH, Sun Y
24002519 Multicenter randomized trial of centralized nurse-led telephone-based care coordination to improve outcomes after surgical resection for colorectal cancer: the CONNECT intervention. 10/01/2013 Young JM, Butow PN, Walsh J, Durcinoska I, Dobbins TA, Rodwell L, Harrison JD, White K, Gilmore A, Hodge B, Hicks H, Smith S, O'Connor G, Byrne CM, Meagher AP, Jancewicz S, Sutherland A, Ctercteko G, Pathma-Nathan N, Curtin A, Townend D, Abraham NS, Longfield G, Rangiah D, Young CJ, Eyers A, Lee P, Fisher D, Solomon MJ
24047061 Surgery versus physiotherapy for stress urinary incontinence. 09/19/2013 Labrie J, Berghmans BL, Fischer K, Milani AL, van der Wijk I, Smalbraak DJ, Vollebregt A, Schellart RP, Graziosi GC, van der Ploeg JM, Brouns JF, Tiersma ES, Groenendijk AG, Scholten P, Mol BW, Blokhuis EE, Adriaanse AH, Schram A, Roovers JP, Lagro-Janssen AL, van der Vaart CH
24085737 Treatment for mild cognitive impairment: systematic review. 09/01/2013 Cooper C, Li R, Lyketsos C, Livingston G
23830534 Improving herpes zoster vaccination rates through use of a clinical pharmacist and a personal health record. 09/01/2013 Otsuka SH, Tayal NH, Porter K, Embi PJ, Beatty SJ
23896958 The long-term effects of conventional and atypical antipsychotics in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease. 09/01/2013 Lopez OL, Becker JT, Chang YF, Sweet RA, Aizenstein H, Snitz B, Saxton J, McDade E, Kamboh MI, DeKosky ST, Reynolds CF 3rd, Klunk WE
23929443 Comparative mortality risks of antipsychotic medications in community-dwelling older adults. 08/08/2013 Gerhard T, Huybrechts K, Olfson M, Schneeweiss S, Bobo WV, Doraiswamy PM, Devanand DP, Lucas JA, Huang C, Malka ES, Levin R, Crystal S
23440834 Cerebrolysin for vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 Chen N, Yang M, Guo J, Zhou M, Zhu C, He L
23543530 Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome. 08/02/2013 Ruiz Garcia V, Lopez-Briz E, Carbonell Sanchis R, Gonzalvez Perales JL, Bort-Marti S
23740535 Cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 Bahar-Fuchs A, Clare L, Woods B Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23744578 Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. 08/02/2013 Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ
23728651 Rivastigmine for vascular cognitive impairment. 08/02/2013 Birks J, McGuinness B, Craig D
23704171 Risk of incident diabetes among patients treated with statins: population based study. 08/02/2013 Carter AA, Gomes T, Camacho X, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM
23749733 Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients. 08/02/2013 Xander C, Meerpohl JJ, Galandi D, Buroh S, Schwarzer G, Antes G, Becker G
23744516 Nutritional screening for improving professional practice for patient outcomes in hospital and primary care settings. 08/02/2013 Omidvari AH, Vali Y, Murray SM, Wonderling D, Rashidian A
23633373 Transarterial (chemo)embolisation versus no intervention or placebo intervention for liver metastases. 08/02/2013 Riemsma RP, Bala MM, Wolff R, Kleijnen J
23883379 A phase 3 trial of semagacestat for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 07/25/2013 Doody RS, Raman R, Farlow M, Iwatsubo T, Vellas B, Joffe S, Kieburtz K, He F, Sun X, Thomas RG, Aisen PS, Siemers E, Sethuraman G, Mohs R
23881655 Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions. 07/22/2013 Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ
23689820 Cardiovascular safety of inhaled long-acting bronchodilators in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 07/08/2013 Gershon A, Croxford R, Calzavara A, To T, Stanbrook MB, Upshur R, Stukel TA
23821089 Home-based walking exercise intervention in peripheral artery disease: a randomized clinical trial. 07/03/2013 McDermott MM, Liu K, Guralnik JM, Criqui MH, Spring B, Tian L, Domanchuk K, Ferrucci L, Lloyd-Jones D, Kibbe M, Tao H, Zhao L, Liao Y, Rejeski WJ
23686982 Framingham stroke risk score and cognitive impairment for predicting first-time stroke in the oldest old. 07/01/2013 Sabayan B, Gussekloo J, de Ruijter W, Westendorp RG, de Craen AJ
23796001 Geriatric patient care by u.s. Pharmacists in healthcare teams: systematic review and meta-analyses. 07/01/2013 Lee JK, Slack MK, Martin J, Ehrman C, Chisholm-Burns M
23785110 Prediction of Severe, Persistent Activity-of-Daily-Living Disability in Older Adults. 06/19/2013 Kim DH, Newman AB, Lipsitz LA
23727163 Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a stroke (CLOTS 3): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. 05/31/2013 Dennis M, Sandercock P, Reid J, Graham C, Forbes J, Murray G