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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
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
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
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
Antimicrobial treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in noncatheterized adults: a systematic review. 09/01/2014 Pharmacotherapy Dull RB, Friedman SK, Risoldi ZM, Rice EC, Starlin RC, Destache CJ
Management of persistent pain in the older patient: a clinical review. 08/27/2014 JAMA Makris UE, Abrams RC, Gurland B, Reid MC
Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. 08/22/2014 Age and ageing Mat S, Tan MP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng CT
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 Annals of internal medicine Hwang YJ, Dixon SN, Reiss JP, Wald R, Parikh CR, Gandhi S, Shariff SZ, Pannu N, Nash DM, Rehman F, Garg AX
Intensive Blood Pressure Control, Falls, and Fractures in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The ACCORD Trial. 08/16/2014 Journal of general internal medicine Margolis KL, Palermo L, Vittinghoff E, Evans GW, Atkinson HH, Hamilton BP, Josse RG, O'Connor PJ, Simmons DL, Tiktin M, Schwartz AV
Efficacy of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccine in older adults. 08/14/2014 The New England journal of medicine 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
Perioperative atrial fibrillation and the long-term risk of ischemic stroke. 08/13/2014 JAMA Gialdini G, Nearing K, Bhave PD, Bonuccelli U, Iadecola C, Healey JS, Kamel H
PREOP-Gallstones: A Prognostic Nomogram for the Management of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Older Patients. 07/28/2014 Annals of surgery Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, Davee RA, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS
Can performance on daily activities discriminate between older adults with normal cognitive function and those with mild cognitive impairment? 07/01/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Rodakowski J, Skidmore ER, Reynolds CF 3rd, Dew MA, Butters MA, Holm MB, Lopez OL, Rogers JC
An elastic band exercise program for older adults using wheelchairs in Taiwan nursing homes: A cluster randomized trial. 06/19/2014 International journal of nursing studies Chen KM, Li CH, Chang YH, Huang HT, Cheng YY
Pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 05/29/2014 Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry Wang J, Yu JT, Wang HF, Meng XF, Wang C, Tan CC, Tan L
New oral anticoagulants in elderly adults: evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized trials. 05/01/2014 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Sardar P, Chatterjee S, Chaudhari S, Lip GY
4 Gy versus 24 Gy radiotherapy for patients with indolent lymphoma (FORT): a randomised phase 3 non-inferiority trial. 04/01/2014 The Lancet. Oncology 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
Preventive effects of ramelteon on delirium: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. 04/01/2014 JAMA psychiatry Hatta K, Kishi Y, Wada K, Takeuchi T, Odawara T, Usui C, Nakamura H
Potentially inappropriate drug use among hospitalised older adults: results from the CRIME study. 03/17/2014 Age and ageing Tosato M, Landi F, Martone AM, Cherubini A, Corsonello A, Volpato S, Bernabei R, Onder G
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
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
Radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting in early prostate cancer. 03/06/2014 The New England journal of medicine 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
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
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
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
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