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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
Montreal Cognitive Assessment Memory Index Score (MoCA-MIS) as a Predictor of Conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's Disease. 03/17/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Julayanont P, Brousseau M, Chertkow H, Phillips N, Nasreddine ZS
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 JAMA internal medicine Bonds DE, Harrington M, Worrall BB, Bertoni AG, Eaton CB, Hsia J, Robinson J, Clemons TE, Fine LJ, Chew EY
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 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Pang WY, Inderjeeth CA
Aromatherapy for dementia. 02/25/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Forrester LT, Maayan N, Orrell M, Spector AE, Buchan LD, Soares-Weiser K
Competing cardiovascular and noncardiovascular risks and longevity in the systolic hypertension in the elderly program. 02/15/2014 The American journal of cardiology Kostis WJ, Cabrera J, Messerli FH, Cheng JQ, Sedjro JE, Cosgrove NM, Swerdel JN, Deng Y, Davis BR, Kostis JB
Validation of the charlson comorbidity index in acutely hospitalized elderly adults: a prospective cohort study. 02/01/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Frenkel WJ, Jongerius EJ, Mandjes-van Uitert MJ, van Munster BC, de Rooij SE
Effects of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies. 02/01/2014 Heart (British Cardiac Society) Briasoulis A, Agarwal V, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C
Phase 3 trials of solanezumab for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. 01/23/2014 The New England journal of medicine 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
Advance Care Planning for Adults With CKD: A Systematic Integrative Review. 01/13/2014 American Journal of Kidney Diseases Luckett T, Sellars M, Tieman J, Pollock CA, Silvester W, Butow PN, Detering KM, Brennan F, Clayton JM
Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults. 01/10/2014 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Bjelakovic G, Gluud LL, Nikolova D, Whitfield K, Wetterslev J, Simonetti RG, Bjelakovic M, Gluud C
Effect of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 01/02/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Wayne PM, Walsh JN, Taylor-Piliae RE, Wells RE, Papp KV, Donovan NJ, Yeh GY
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 The Journal of rheumatology Abou-Raya A, Abou-Raya S, Khadrawi T, Helmii M
Comparison of effects between home visits with telephone calls and telephone calls only for transitional discharge support: a randomised controlled trial. 01/01/2014 Age and ageing Wong FK, Chow SK, Chan TM, Tam SK
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 Age and ageing Fairhall N, Sherrington C, Lord SR, Kurrle SE, Langron C, Lockwood K, Monaghan N, Aggar C, Cameron ID
Community-based interventions to promote management for older people: an integrative review. 12/20/2013 Journal of clinical nursing Anuruang S, Hickman LD, Jackson D, Dharmendra T, Van Balen J, Davidson PM
Long-term multivitamin supplementation and cognitive function in men: a randomized trial. 12/17/2013 Annals of internal medicine Grodstein F, O'Brien J, Kang JH, Dushkes R, Cook NR, Okereke O, Manson JE, Glynn RJ, Buring JE, Gaziano M, Sesso HD
Screening for Delirium in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. 12/16/2013 Annals of emergency medicine Lamantia MA, Messina FC, Hobgood CD, Miller DK
Benefits of statins in elderly subjects without established cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis. 12/03/2013 Journal of the American College of Cardiology 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
Drug cessation in complex older adults: time for action. 11/12/2013 Age and ageing van der Cammen TJ, Rajkumar C, Onder G, Sterke CS, Petrovic M
Efficacy and safety of cognitive enhancers for patients with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 11/05/2013 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Tricco AC, Soobiah C, Berliner S, Ho JM, Ng CH, Ashoor HM, Chen MH, Hemmelgarn B, Straus SE
The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study. 11/04/2013 Age and ageing Meuleners LB, Fraser ML, Ng J, Morlet N
The risk of adverse outcomes in hospitalized older patients in relation to a frailty index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment. 10/30/2013 Age and ageing Evans SJ, Sayers M, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K
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 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 10/22/2013 Annals of internal medicine Lin JS, O'Connor E, Rossom RC, Perdue LA, Eckstrom E
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 Lancet Allen SJ, Wareham K, Wang D, Bradley C, Hutchings H, Harris W, Dhar A, Brown H, Foden A, Gravenor MB, Mack D
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 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of 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
Present status and future directions of intraoperative radiotherapy. 10/01/2013 The lancet oncology Debenham BJ, Hu KS, Harrison LB
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 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Qin S, Bai Y, Lim HY, Thongprasert S, Chao Y, Fan J, Yang TS, Bhudhisawasdi V, Kang WK, Zhou Y, Lee JH, Sun Y
Surgery versus physiotherapy for stress urinary incontinence. 09/19/2013 The New England journal of medicine 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
Treatment for mild cognitive impairment: systematic review. 09/01/2013 The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science Cooper C, Li R, Lyketsos C, Livingston G
Improving herpes zoster vaccination rates through use of a clinical pharmacist and a personal health record. 09/01/2013 The American journal of medicine Otsuka SH, Tayal NH, Porter K, Embi PJ, Beatty SJ
The long-term effects of conventional and atypical antipsychotics in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease. 09/01/2013 The American journal of psychiatry 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
Comparative mortality risks of antipsychotic medications in community-dwelling older adults. 08/08/2013 The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science Gerhard T, Huybrechts K, Olfson M, Schneeweiss S, Bobo WV, Doraiswamy PM, Devanand DP, Lucas JA, Huang C, Malka ES, Levin R, Crystal S
Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Xander C, Meerpohl JJ, Galandi D, Buroh S, Schwarzer G, Antes G, Becker G
Nutritional screening for improving professional practice for patient outcomes in hospital and primary care settings. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Omidvari AH, Vali Y, Murray SM, Wonderling D, Rashidian A
Transarterial (chemo)embolisation versus no intervention or placebo intervention for liver metastases. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Riemsma RP, Bala MM, Wolff R, Kleijnen J
Cerebrolysin for vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Chen N, Yang M, Guo J, Zhou M, Zhu C, He L
Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Ruiz Garcia V, Lopez-Briz E, Carbonell Sanchis R, Gonzalvez Perales JL, Bort-Marti S
Cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Bahar-Fuchs A, Clare L, Woods B
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ
Rivastigmine for vascular cognitive impairment. 08/02/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Birks J, McGuinness B, Craig D
Risk of incident diabetes among patients treated with statins: population based study. 08/02/2013 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Carter AA, Gomes T, Camacho X, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM
A phase 3 trial of semagacestat for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 07/25/2013 The New England journal of medicine 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
Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions. 07/22/2013 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ
Cardiovascular safety of inhaled long-acting bronchodilators in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 07/08/2013 JAMA internal medicine Gershon A, Croxford R, Calzavara A, To T, Stanbrook MB, Upshur R, Stukel TA
Home-based walking exercise intervention in peripheral artery disease: a randomized clinical trial. 07/03/2013 JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 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
Framingham stroke risk score and cognitive impairment for predicting first-time stroke in the oldest old. 07/01/2013 Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation Sabayan B, Gussekloo J, de Ruijter W, Westendorp RG, de Craen AJ
Geriatric patient care by u.s. Pharmacists in healthcare teams: systematic review and meta-analyses. 07/01/2013 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Lee JK, Slack MK, Martin J, Ehrman C, Chisholm-Burns M
Prediction of Severe, Persistent Activity-of-Daily-Living Disability in Older Adults. 06/19/2013 American journal of epidemiology Kim DH, Newman AB, Lipsitz LA
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 Lancet Dennis M, Sandercock P, Reid J, Graham C, Forbes J, Murray G