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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
The use of faecal microbiota transplant as treatment for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection and other potential indications: joint British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) guidelines. 11/01/2018 Gut Mullish BH, Quraishi MN, Segal JP, McCune VL, Baxter M, Marsden GL, Moore DJ, Colville A, Bhala N, Iqbal TH, Settle C, Kontkowski G, Hart AL, Hawkey PM, Goldenberg SD, Williams HRT
Can early warning scores identify deteriorating patients in pre-hospital settings? A systematic review. 11/01/2018 Resuscitation Patel R, Nugawela MD, Edwards HB, Richards A, Le Roux H, Pullyblank A, Whiting P
Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (>60years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial. 10/01/2018 Journal of physiotherapy Said CM, Morris ME, McGinley JL, Szoeke C, Workman B, Liew D, Hill KD, Woodward M, Wittwer JE, Churilov L, Danoudis M, Bernhardt J
Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults at High Risk of Falling: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 10/01/2018 JAMA internal medicine Li F, Harmer P, Fitzgerald K, Eckstrom E, Akers L, Chou LS, Pidgeon D, Voit J, Winters-Stone K
Effect of Group-Administered Behavioral Treatment on Urinary Incontinence in Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 10/01/2018 JAMA internal medicine Diokno AC, Newman DK, Low LK, Griebling TL, Maddens ME, Goode PS, Raghunathan TE, Subak LL, Sampselle CM, Boura JA, Robinson AE, McIntyre D, Burgio KL
Risk of hypoglycaemia in people aged >/=65 years receiving linagliptin: pooled data from 1489 individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 10/01/2018 International journal of clinical practice Nauck M, Araki A, Hehnke U, Plat A, Clark D, Khunti K
Low-Dose Trazodone, Benzodiazepines, and Fall-Related Injuries in Nursing Homes: A Matched-Cohort Study. 10/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Bronskill SE, Campitelli MA, Iaboni A, Herrmann N, Guan J, Maclagan LC, Watt J, Rochon PA, Morris AM, Jeffs L, Bell CM, Maxwell CJ
Oral care measures for preventing nursing home-acquired pneumonia. 09/27/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Liu C, Cao Y, Lin J, Ng L, Needleman I, Walsh T, Li C
Follow-on RifAximin for the Prevention of recurrence following standard treatment of Infection with Clostridium Difficile (RAPID): a randomised placebo controlled trial. 09/25/2018 Gut Major G, Bradshaw L, Boota N, Sprange K, Diggle M, Montgomery A, Jawhari A, Spiller RC
Risk of Serious Trauma with Glucose-Lowering Drugs in Older Persons: A Nested Case-Control Study. 09/24/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Arnaud M, Pariente A, Bezin J, Begaud B, Salvo F
Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 The New England journal of medicine McNeil JJ, Woods RL, Nelson MR, Reid CM, Kirpach B, Wolfe R, Storey E, Shah RC, Lockery JE, Tonkin AM, Newman AB, Williamson JD, Margolis KL, Ernst ME, Abhayaratna WP, Stocks N, Fitzgerald SM, Orchard SG, Trevaks RE, Beilin LJ, Donnan GA, Gibbs P, Johnston CI, Ryan J, Radziszewska B, Grimm R, Murray AM
Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 The New England journal of medicine McNeil JJ, Wolfe R, Woods RL, Tonkin AM, Donnan GA, Nelson MR, Reid CM, Lockery JE, Kirpach B, Storey E, Shah RC, Williamson JD, Margolis KL, Ernst ME, Abhayaratna WP, Stocks N, Fitzgerald SM, Orchard SG, Trevaks RE, Beilin LJ, Johnston CI, Ryan J, Radziszewska B, Jelinek M, Malik M, Eaton CB, Brauer D, Cloud G, Wood EM, Mahady SE, Satterfield S, Grimm R, Murray AM
Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 The New England journal of medicine McNeil JJ, Nelson MR, Woods RL, Lockery JE, Wolfe R, Reid CM, Kirpach B, Shah RC, Ives DG, Storey E, Ryan J, Tonkin AM, Newman AB, Williamson JD, Margolis KL, Ernst ME, Abhayaratna WP, Stocks N, Fitzgerald SM, Orchard SG, Trevaks RE, Beilin LJ, Donnan GA, Gibbs P, Johnston CI, Radziszewska B, Grimm R, Murray AM
Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. 09/07/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Cameron ID, Dyer SM, Panagoda CE, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N
Telemonitoring in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CHROMED). A Randomized Clinical Trial. 09/01/2018 American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine Walker PP, Pompilio PP, Zanaboni P, Bergmo TS, Prikk K, Malinovschi A, Montserrat JM, Middlemass J, Sonc S, Munaro G, Marusic D, Sepper R, Rosso R, Siriwardena AN, Janson C, Farre R, Calverley PMA, Dellaca' RL
Efficacy Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation as a Palliative Pain Treatment in Patients with Painful Metastatic Spinal Lesions: A Systematic Review. 09/01/2018 Pain physician Rosian K, Hawlik K, Piso B
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Wheeled Mobility for Pressure Injury Prevention and Better Function. 09/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Brienza DM, Karg PE, Bertolet M, Schmeler M, Poojary-Mazzotta P, Vlachos H, Wilkinson D
Initial Cholinesterase Inhibitor Therapy Dose and Serious Events in Older Women and Men. 09/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Rochon PA, Gruneir A, Gill SS, Wu W, Zhu L, Herrmann N, Bell CM, Austin PC, Stall NM, McCarthy L, Giannakeas V, Alberga A, Seitz DP, Normand SL, Gurwitz JH, Bronskill SE
Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. 08/31/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Dudas R, Malouf R, McCleery J, Dening T
Effectiveness of interventions for managing multiple high-burden chronic diseases in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 08/27/2018 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Kastner M, Cardoso R, Lai Y, Treister V, Hamid JS, Hayden L, Wong G, Ivers NM, Liu B, Marr S, Holroyd-Leduc J, Straus SE
Screening for Atrial Fibrillation With Electrocardiography: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 08/07/2018 JAMA Jonas DE, Kahwati LC, Yun JDY, Middleton JC, Coker-Schwimmer M, Asher GN
Effects of geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation on complications and readmissions after hip fracture: a randomized controlled trial. 08/01/2018 Clinical rehabilitation Berggren M, Karlsson A, Lindelof N, Englund U, Olofsson B, Nordstrom P, Gustafson Y, Stenvall M
Picture-Based Memory Impairment Screen: Effective Cognitive Screen in Ethnically Diverse Populations. 08/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Malik R, Weiss EF, Gottesman R, Zwerling J, Verghese J
The clock drawing test: A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy. 07/25/2018 Journal of advanced nursing Park J, Jeong E, Seomun G
Effect of Escitalopram vs Placebo Treatment for Depression on Long-term Cardiac Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 07/24/2018 JAMA Kim JM, Stewart R, Lee YS, Lee HJ, Kim MC, Kim JW, Kang HJ, Bae KY, Kim SW, Shin IS, Hong YJ, Kim JH, Ahn Y, Jeong MH, Yoon JS
Meta-Analysis Comparing Single Versus Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. 07/15/2018 The American journal of cardiology Maes F, Stabile E, Ussia GP, Tamburino C, Pucciarelli A, Masson JB, Marsal JR, Barbanti M, Cote M, Rodes-Cabau J
Systematic review and narrative summary: Treatments for and risk factors associated with respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying adult. 07/01/2018 Journal of advanced nursing Kolb H, Snowden A, Stevens E
Efficacy of 8 Different Drug Treatments for Patients With Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Network Meta-analysis. 07/01/2018 The Clinical journal of pain Yang F, Lin Q, Dong L, Gao X, Zhang S
Screening to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 06/26/2018 JAMA Viswanathan M, Reddy S, Berkman N, Cullen K, Middleton JC, Nicholson WK, Kahwati LC
Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Older Patients with Gout Initiating Febuxostat versus Allopurinol: A Population-Based Cohort Study. 06/13/2018 Circulation Zhang M, Solomon DH, Desai RJ, Kang EH, Liu J, Neogi T, Kim SC
Short-stay unit hospitalisation vs. standard care outcomes in older internal medicine patients-a randomised clinical trial. 06/13/2018 Age and ageing Strom C, Rasmussen LS, Lowe AS, Lorentzen AK, Lohse N, Madsen KHB, Rasmussen SW, Schmidt TA
Mu-opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care. 06/05/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Candy B, Jones L, Vickerstaff V, Larkin PJ, Stone P
Stent placement versus surgical palliation for adults with malignant gastric outlet obstruction. 05/30/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Upchurch E, Ragusa M, Cirocchi R
Risk of fragility fracture among patients with gout and the effect of urate-lowering therapy. 05/14/2018 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Sultan AA, Whittle R, Muller S, Roddy E, Mallen CD, Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Hider S, Paskins Z
Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 05/08/2018 JAMA Fenton JJ, Weyrich MS, Durbin S, Liu Y, Bang H, Melnikow J
Pharmacological interventions for apathy in Alzheimer's disease. 05/04/2018 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Ruthirakuhan MT, Herrmann N, Abraham EH, Chan S, Lanctot KL
A Multivariable Prediction Model for Mortality in Individuals Admitted for Heart Failure. 05/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Bowen GS, Diop MS, Jiang L, Wu WC, Rudolph JL
Aerobic and strength training exercise programme for cognitive impairment in people with mild to moderate dementia: the DAPA RCT. 05/01/2018 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Lamb SE, Mistry D, Alleyne S, Atherton N, Brown D, Copsey B, Dosanjh S, Finnegan S, Fordham B, Griffiths F, Hennings S, Khan I, Khan K, Lall R, Lyle S, Nichols V, Petrou S, Zeh P, Sheehan B
Efficacy and Safety of Oral and Transdermal Opioid Analgesics for Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials. 05/01/2018 The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society Megale RZ, Deveza LA, Blyth FM, Naganathan V, Ferreira PH, McLachlan AJ, Ferreira ML
Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in Adult ICUs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 05/01/2018 Critical care medicine Au SS, Couillard P, Roze des Ordons A, Fiest KM, Lorenzetti DL, Jette N
Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 04/24/2018 JAMA Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Pignone M, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW
Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 04/24/2018 JAMA Guirguis-Blake JM, Michael YL, Perdue LA, Coppola EL, Beil TL
Recent opioid use and fall-related injury among older patients with trauma. 04/23/2018 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Daoust R, Paquet J, Moore L, Emond M, Gosselin S, Lavigne G, Choiniere M, Boulanger A, Mac-Thiong JM, Chauny JM
Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 04/17/2018 JAMA Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW
Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in the Treatment of Hypertension: Results from the Randomized Clinical Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. 04/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Sink KM, Evans GW, Shorr RI, Bates JT, Berlowitz D, Conroy MB, Felton DM, Gure T, Johnson KC, Kitzman D, Lyles MF, Servilla K, Supiano MA, Whittle J, Wiggers A, Fine LJ
Effect of a Collaborative Care Intervention vs Usual Care on Health Status of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: The CASA Randomized Clinical Trial. 04/01/2018 JAMA internal medicine Bekelman DB, Allen LA, McBryde CF, Hattler B, Fairclough DL, Havranek EP, Turvey C, Meek PM
Survival, Healthcare Utilization, and End-of-life Care Among Older Adults With Malignancy-associated Bowel Obstruction: Comparative Study of Surgery, Venting Gastrostomy, or Medical Management. 04/01/2018 Annals of surgery Lilley EJ, Scott JW, Goldberg JE, Cauley CE, Temel JS, Epstein AS, Lipsitz SR, Smalls BL, Haider AH, Bader AM, Weissman JS, Cooper Z
Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 03/23/2018 Age and ageing Naseri C, Haines TP, Etherton-Beer C, McPhail S, Morris ME, Flicker L, Netto J, Francis-Coad J, Lee DA, Shorr R, Hill AM
Effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer: a randomised controlled trial. 03/01/2018 The Lancet. Oncology Vanbutsele G, Pardon K, Van Belle S, Surmont V, De Laat M, Colman R, Eecloo K, Cocquyt V, Geboes K, Deliens L
Frailty Versus Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries Initiative Fall Risk Score: Ability to Predict Future Falls. 03/01/2018 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Crow RS, Lohman MC, Pidgeon D, Bruce ML, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA

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