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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
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
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
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
25179404 Hypoglycemia After Antimicrobial Drug Prescription for Older Patients Using Sulfonylureas. 09/01/2014 Parekh TM, Raji M, Lin YL, Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS JAMA internal medicine
24807583 Antimicrobial treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in noncatheterized adults: a systematic review. 09/01/2014 Dull RB, Friedman SK, Risoldi ZM, Rice EC, Starlin RC, Destache CJ Pharmacotherapy
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
25157726 Management of persistent pain in the older patient: a clinical review. 08/27/2014 Makris UE, Abrams RC, Gurland B, Reid MC JAMA
25149678 Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. 08/22/2014 Mat S, Tan MP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng CT Age and ageing
25133360 Atypical antipsychotic drugs and the risk for acute kidney injury and other adverse outcomes in older adults: a population-based cohort study. 08/19/2014 Hwang YJ, Dixon SN, Reiss JP, Wald R, Parikh CR, Gandhi S, Shariff SZ, Pannu N, Nash DM, Rehman F, Garg AX Annals of internal medicine
25127725 Intensive Blood Pressure Control, Falls, and Fractures in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The ACCORD Trial. 08/16/2014 Margolis KL, Palermo L, Vittinghoff E, Evans GW, Atkinson HH, Hamilton BP, Josse RG, O'Connor PJ, Simmons DL, Tiktin M, Schwartz AV Journal of general internal medicine
25119609 Efficacy of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccine in older adults. 08/14/2014 DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Kimmel M, Kirby D, Treanor J, Collins A, Pollak R, Christoff J, Earl J, Landolfi V, Martin E, Gurunathan S, Nathan R, Greenberg DP, Tornieporth NG, Decker MD, Talbot HK NEJM: the New England Journal of Medicine
25117130 Perioperative atrial fibrillation and the long-term risk of ischemic stroke. 08/13/2014 Gialdini G, Nearing K, Bhave PD, Bonuccelli U, Iadecola C, Healey JS, Kamel H JAMA
25072449 PREOP-Gallstones: A Prognostic Nomogram for the Management of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Older Patients. 07/28/2014 Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, Davee RA, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS Annals of surgery
24890517 Can performance on daily activities discriminate between older adults with normal cognitive function and those with mild cognitive impairment? 07/01/2014 Rodakowski J, Skidmore ER, Reynolds CF 3rd, Dew MA, Butters MA, Holm MB, Lopez OL, Rogers JC Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
25037651 An elastic band exercise program for older adults using wheelchairs in Taiwan nursing homes: A cluster randomized trial. 06/19/2014 Chen KM, Li CH, Chang YH, Huang HT, Cheng YY International journal of nursing studies
24876182 Pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 05/29/2014 Wang J, Yu JT, Wang HF, Meng XF, Wang C, Tan CC, Tan L Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
24786913 New oral anticoagulants in elderly adults: evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized trials. 05/01/2014 Sardar P, Chatterjee S, Chaudhari S, Lip GY Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
24554232 Preventive effects of ramelteon on delirium: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. 04/01/2014 Hatta K, Kishi Y, Wada K, Takeuchi T, Odawara T, Usui C, Nakamura H JAMA psychiatry
24572077 4 Gy versus 24 Gy radiotherapy for patients with indolent lymphoma (FORT): a randomised phase 3 non-inferiority trial. 04/01/2014 Hoskin PJ, Kirkwood AA, Popova B, Smith P, Robinson M, Gallop-Evans E, Coltart S, Illidge T, Madhavan K, Brammer C, Diez P, Jack A, Syndikus I The Lancet. Oncology
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 JAMA
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 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
24637848 Potentially inappropriate drug use among hospitalised older adults: results from the CRIME study. 03/17/2014 Tosato M, Landi F, Martone AM, Cherubini A, Corsonello A, Volpato S, Bernabei R, Onder G Age and ageing
24597866 Radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting in early prostate cancer. 03/06/2014 Bill-Axelson A, Holmberg L, Garmo H, Rider JR, Taari K, Busch C, Nordling S, Haggman M, Andersson SO, Spangberg A, Andren O, Palmgren J, Steineck G, Adami HO, Johansson JE NEJM: the New England Journal of Medicine
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 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
24569873 Aromatherapy for dementia. 02/25/2014 Forrester LT, Maayan N, Orrell M, Spector AE, Buchan LD, Soares-Weiser K Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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 The American journal of cardiology
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 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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 Heart (British Cardiac Society)
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 NEJM: the New England Journal of Medicine
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 American Journal of Kidney Diseases
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 Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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 The Journal of rheumatology
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 Age and ageing
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 Age and ageing
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 Journal of clinical nursing
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 Annals of internal medicine
24355431 Screening for Delirium in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. 12/16/2013 Lamantia MA, Messina FC, Hobgood CD, Miller DK Annals of emergency medicine
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 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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 Age and ageing
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 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale
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 Age and ageing
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 Age and ageing
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 BMJ
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 Annals of internal medicine