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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 Date publishedsort ascending Journal Authors Stellar
Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy. 04/01/2015 JAMA internal medicine Miller M, Barber CW, Leatherman S, Fonda J, Hermos JA, Cho K, Gagnon DR
Glycated albumin predicts the effect of dual and single antiplatelet therapy on recurrent stroke. 03/31/2015 Neurology Li J, Wang Y, Wang D, Lin J, Wang A, Zhao X, Liu L, Wang C, Wang Y
Buprenorphine for treating cancer pain. 03/31/2015 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Schmidt-Hansen M, Bromham N, Taubert M, Arnold S, Hilgart JS
Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 JAMA internal medicine 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
Exercise and Vitamin D in Fall Prevention Among Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 JAMA internal medicine Uusi-Rasi K, Patil R, Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Tokola K, Lamberg-Allardt C, Sievanen H
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 03/19/2015 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Loveman E, Copley VR, Colquitt J, Scott DA, Clegg A, Jones J, O'Reilly KM, Singh S, Bausewein C, Wells A
Cognitive assessments in multicultural populations using the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 03/17/2015 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Naqvi RM, Haider S, Tomlinson G, Alibhai S
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 Lancet 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
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 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Arevalo-Rodriguez I, Smailagic N, Roque I Figuls M, Ciapponi A, Sanchez-Perez E, Giannakou A, Pedraza OL, Bonfill Cosp X, Cullum S
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and risk of sudden death among patients taking spironolactone. 03/03/2015 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Antoniou T, Hollands S, Macdonald EM, Gomes T, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN
Effectiveness, usability, and cost-benefit of a virtual reality-based telerehabilitation program for balance recovery after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Llorens R, Noe E, Colomer C, Alcaniz M
Do statins impair cognition? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 03/01/2015 Journal of general internal medicine Ott BR, Daiello LA, Dahabreh IJ, Springate BA, Bixby K, Murali M, Trikalinos TA
Computer-assisted training as a complement in rehabilitation of patients with chronic vestibular dizziness--a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Smaerup M, Gronvall E, Larsen SB, Laessoe U, Henriksen JJ, Damsgaard EM
Should atrial fibrillation patients with 1 additional risk factor of the CHA2DS2-VASc score (beyond sex) receive oral anticoagulation? 02/24/2015 Journal of the American College of Cardiology Chao TF, Liu CJ, Wang KL, Lin YJ, Chang SL, Lo LW, Hu YF, Tuan TC, Chen TJ, Lip GY, Chen SA
An occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial. 02/05/2015 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 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
Comprehensive geriatric care for patients with hip fractures: a prospective, randomised, controlled trial. 02/04/2015 Lancet Prestmo A, Hagen G, Sletvold O, Helbostad JL, Thingstad P, Taraldsen K, Lydersen S, Halsteinli V, Saltnes T, Lamb SE, Johnsen LG, Saltvedt I
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 Journal of clinical nursing Lin SF, Sung HC, Li TL, Hsieh TC, Lan HC, Perng SJ, Smith GD
Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. 01/16/2015 Lancet 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
Estimating the Effect of Palliative Care Interventions and Advance Care Planning on ICU Utilization: A Systematic Review. 01/09/2015 Critical care medicine Khandelwal N, Kross EK, Engelberg RA, Coe NB, Long AC, Curtis JR
Risk factors and screening instruments to predict adverse outcomes for undifferentiated older emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 01/01/2015 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Carpenter CR, Shelton E, Fowler S, Suffoletto B, Platts-Mills TF, Rothman RE, Hogan TM
Economic evaluation of the differential benefits of home visits with telephone calls and telephone calls only in transitional discharge support. 01/01/2015 Age and ageing Wong FK, So C, Chau J, Law AK, Tam SK, McGhee S
Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Statin-Induced Myopathy: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 01/01/2015 Mayo Clinic proceedings 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
Cost-consequence analysis of "washing without water" for nursing home residents: a cluster randomized trial. 01/01/2015 International journal of nursing studies Schoonhoven L, van Gaal BG, Teerenstra S, Adang E, van der Vleuten C, van Achterberg T
Problem adaptation therapy for older adults with major depression and cognitive impairment: a randomized clinical trial. 01/01/2015 JAMA psychiatry Kiosses DN, Ravdin LD, Gross JJ, Raue P, Kotbi N, Alexopoulos GS
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 JAMA Ikeda Y, Shimada K, Teramoto T, Uchiyama S, Yamazaki T, Oikawa S, Sugawara M, Ando K, Murata M, Yokoyama K, Ishizuka N
Randomized, Controlled Trial of High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Among Frail Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. 12/17/2014 The Journal of infectious diseases Nace DA, Lin CJ, Ross TM, Saracco S, Churilla RM, Zimmerman RK
Usefulness and validation of the survival posT TAVI score for survival after transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis. 12/15/2014 The American journal of cardiology 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
Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. 12/01/2014 The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science Livingston G, Kelly L, Lewis-Holmes E, Baio G, Morris S, Patel N, Omar RZ, Katona C, Cooper C
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 Arthritis care & research Eriksen P, Bartels EM, Altman RD, Bliddal H, Juhl C, Christensen R
Early progressive strength training to enhance recovery after fast-track total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. 12/01/2014 Arthritis care & research Jakobsen TL, Kehlet H, Husted H, Petersen J, Bandholm T
Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community. 11/28/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 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
Accuracy of the Wells clinical prediction rule for pulmonary embolism in older ambulatory adults. 11/03/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Schouten HJ, Geersing GJ, Oudega R, van Delden JJ, Moons KG, Koek HL
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of second-eye cataract surgery: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 11/01/2014 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Frampton G, Harris P, Cooper K, Lotery A, Shepherd J
Interventions for dysphagia in oesophageal cancer. 10/30/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Dai Y, Li C, Xie Y, Liu X, Zhang J, Zhou J, Pan X, Yang S
3D-CAM: derivation and validation of a 3-minute diagnostic interview for CAM-defined delirium: a cross-sectional diagnostic test study. 10/21/2014 Annals of internal medicine Marcantonio ER, Ngo LH, O'Connor M, Jones RN, Crane PK, Metzger ED, Inouye SK
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 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of 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
Treatment of forefoot problems in older people: a randomized clinical trial comparing podiatric treatment with standardized shoe advice. 10/15/2014 Annals of family medicine van der Zwaard BC, van der Horst HE, Knol DL, Vanwanseele B, Elders PJ
Direct thrombin inhibitors versus vitamin K antagonists for preventing cerebral or systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 10/02/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Salazar CA, del Aguila D, Cordova EG
Impact of morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone or codeine on patient consciousness, appetite and thirst when used to treat cancer pain. 10/02/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Wiffen PJ, Derry S, Moore RA
Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures in post-menopausal women and older men. 10/02/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Avenell A, Mak JC, O'Connell D
Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates of those 60 years and older in the community. 10/02/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Thomas RE, Lorenzetti DL
Medically assisted hydration for adult palliative care patients. 10/02/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Good P, Richard R, Syrmis W, Jenkins-Marsh S, Stephens J
Multiple anticholinergic medication use and risk of hospital admission for confusion or dementia. 10/01/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Kalisch Ellett LM, Pratt NL, Ramsay EN, Barratt JD, Roughead EE
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 The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science Almeida OP, Ford AH, Hirani V, Singh V, vanBockxmeer FM, McCaul K, Flicker L
Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Treatments to Prevent Fractures: An Updated Systematic Review. 09/09/2014 Annals of internal medicine Crandall CJ, Newberry SJ, Diamant A, Lim YW, Gellad WF, Booth MJ, Motala A, Shekelle PG
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 Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation Apostolakis S, Sullivan RM, Olshansky B, Lip GY
Effect of melatonin on incidence of delirium among patients with hip fracture: a multicentre, double-blind randomized controlled trial. 09/02/2014 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale 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
Spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for seniors with chronic neck pain. 09/01/2014 The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society Maiers M, Bronfort G, Evans R, Hartvigsen J, Svendsen K, Bracha Y, Schulz C, Schulz K, Grimm R
Effect of medications with anti-cholinergic properties on cognitive function, delirium, physical function and mortality: a systematic review. 09/01/2014 Age and ageing Fox C, Smith T, Maidment I, Chan WY, Bua N, Myint PK, Boustani M, Kwok CS, Glover M, Koopmans I, Campbell N
Hypoglycemia After Antimicrobial Drug Prescription for Older Patients Using Sulfonylureas. 09/01/2014 JAMA internal medicine Parekh TM, Raji M, Lin YL, Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS

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