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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
Development and evaluation of the medication-based index of physical function (MedIP). 09/01/2017 Age and ageing Hall CD, Karpen SC, Odle B, Panus PC, Walls ZF
Efficacy and safety of a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor octohydroaminoacridine in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease: a Phase II multicenter randomised controlled trial. 09/01/2017 Age and ageing Xiao S, Wang T, Ma X, Qin Y, Li X, Zhao Z, Liu X, Wang X, Xie H, Jiang Q, Sun L, Luo B, Shang L, Chen W, Bai Y, Tang M, He M, Wu L, Ma Q, Hou D, He J
Effectiveness of a Timing and Coordination Group Exercise Program to Improve Mobility in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 08/14/2017 JAMA internal medicine Brach JS, Perera S, Gilmore S, VanSwearingen JM, Brodine D, Nadkarni NK, Ricci E
Apathy: Risk Factor for Mortality in Nursing Home Patients. 08/09/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Nijsten JMH, Leontjevas R, Pat-El R, Smalbrugge M, Koopmans RTCM, Gerritsen DL
Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults. 08/08/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Garrison SR, Kolber MR, Korownyk CS, McCracken RK, Heran BS, Allan GM
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients Physically Ineligible for Open Repair: Very Long-term Follow-up in the EVAR-2 Randomized Controlled Trial. 08/01/2017 Annals of surgery Sweeting MJ, Patel R, Powell JT, Greenhalgh RM
The effectiveness of optimised clinical medication reviews for geriatric patients: Opti-Med a cluster randomised controlled trial. 08/01/2017 Family practice Willeboordse F, Schellevis FG, Chau SH, Hugtenburg JG, Elders PJM
Randomized clinical trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus sham electrical stimulation in patients with faecal incontinence. 08/01/2017 The British journal of surgery van der Wilt AA, Giuliani G, Kubis C, van Wunnik BPW, Ferreira I, Breukink SO, Lehur PA, La Torre F, Baeten CGMI
Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing age-related macular degeneration. 07/30/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Evans JR, Lawrenson JG
Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis. 07/24/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Lomas-Vega R, Obrero-Gaitan E, Molina-Ortega FJ, Del-Pino-Casado R
Effectiveness of Light Therapy in Cognitively Impaired Persons: A Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 07/22/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Chiu HL, Chan PT, Chu H, Hsiao SS, Liu D, Lin CH, Chou KR
Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 07/20/2017 Anesthesiology Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E
Exercise interventions for individuals with advanced cancer: A systematic review. 07/15/2017 Preventive medicine Dittus KL, Gramling RE, Ades PA
Psychosocial interventions for fatigue during cancer treatment with palliative intent. 07/14/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Poort H, Peters M, Bleijenberg G, Gielissen MF, Goedendorp MM, Jacobsen P, Verhagen S, Knoop H
Improving comfort around dying in elderly people: a cluster randomised controlled trial. 07/08/2017 Lancet (London, England) Beernaert K, Smets T, Cohen J, Verhofstede R, Costantini M, Eecloo K, Van Den Noortgate N, Deliens L
Effect of specialist palliative care services on quality of life in adults with advanced incurable illness in hospital, hospice, or community settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/04/2017 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Gaertner J, Siemens W, Meerpohl JJ, Antes G, Meffert C, Xander C, Stock S, Mueller D, Schwarzer G, Becker G
Corticosteroids for adult patients with advanced cancer who have nausea and vomiting (not related to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery). 07/03/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Vayne-Bossert P, Haywood A, Good P, Khan S, Rickett K, Hardy JR
Bleeding risk of antiplatelet drugs compared with oral anticoagulants in older patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/01/2017 Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH Melkonian M, Jarzebowski W, Pautas E, Siguret V, Belmin J, Lafuente-Lafuente C
The effects of life review on psycho-spiritual well-being among patients with life-threatening illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/01/2017 Journal of advanced nursing Chen Y, Xiao H, Yang Y, Lan X
Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism. 06/29/2017 The New England journal of medicine Stott DJ, Rodondi N, Kearney PM, Ford I, Westendorp RGJ, Mooijaart SP, Sattar N, Aubert CE, Aujesky D, Bauer DC, Baumgartner C, Blum MR, Browne JP, Byrne S, Collet TH, Dekkers OM, den Elzen WPJ, Du Puy RS, Ellis G, Feller M, Floriani C, Hendry K, Hurley C, Jukema JW, Kean S, Kelly M, Krebs D, Langhorne P, McCarthy G, McCarthy V, McConnachie A, McDade M, Messow M, O'Flynn A, O'Riordan D, Poortvliet RKE, Quinn TJ, Russell A, Sinnott C, Smit JWA, Van Dorland HA, Walsh KA, Walsh EK, Watt T, Wilson R, Gussekloo J
Ketamine as an adjuvant to opioids for cancer pain. 06/28/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Bell RF, Eccleston C, Kalso EA
Early palliative care for adults with advanced cancer. 06/12/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Haun MW, Estel S, Rucker G, Friederich HC, Villalobos M, Thomas M, Hartmann M
European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) guidelines for palliative care in adults with glioma. 06/01/2017 The Lancet. Oncology Pace A, Dirven L, Koekkoek JAF, Golla H, Fleming J, Ruda R, Marosi C, Le Rhun E, Grant R, Oliver K, Oberg I, Bulbeck HJ, Rooney AG, Henriksson R, Pasman HRW, Oberndorfer S, Weller M, Taphoorn MJB
Non-elastic taping, but not elastic taping, provides benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis: systemic review and meta-analysis. 06/01/2017 Clinical rehabilitation Ouyang JH, Chang KH, Hsu WY, Cho YT, Liou TH, Lin YN
Impact of the Clinical Frailty Scale on Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. 05/23/2017 Circulation Shimura T, Yamamoto M, Kano S, Kagase A, Kodama A, Koyama Y, Tsuchikane E, Suzuki T, Otsuka T, Kohsaka S, Tada N, Yamanaka F, Naganuma T, Araki M, Shirai S, Watanabe Y, Hayashida K
Randomized clinical trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery. 05/01/2017 The British journal of surgery Partridge JS, Harari D, Martin FC, Peacock JL, Bell R, Mohammed A, Dhesi JK
Multicenter Validation of an MMSE-MoCA Conversion Table. 05/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Bergeron D, Flynn K, Verret L, Poulin S, Bouchard RW, Bocti C, Fulop T, Lacombe G, Gauthier S, Nasreddine Z, Laforce RJ
Efficacy of Clarithromycin-Naproxen-Oseltamivir Combination in the Treatment of Patients Hospitalized for Influenza A(H3N2) Infection: An Open-label Randomized, Controlled, Phase IIb/III Trial. 05/01/2017 Chest Hung IFN, To KKW, Chan JFW, Cheng VCC, Liu KSH, Tam A, Chan TC, Zhang AJ, Li P, Wong TL, Zhang R, Cheung MKS, Leung W, Lau JYN, Fok M, Chen H, Chan KH, Yuen KY
Association of Suicidality and Depression With 5alpha-Reductase Inhibitors. 05/01/2017 JAMA internal medicine Welk B, McArthur E, Ordon M, Anderson KK, Hayward J, Dixon S
Vitamin E for Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment. 04/18/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Farina N, Llewellyn D, Isaac MGEKN, Tabet N
Risk of pneumonia associated with incident benzodiazepine use among community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease. 04/10/2017 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Taipale H, Tolppanen AM, Koponen M, Tanskanen A, Lavikainen P, Sund R, Tiihonen J, Hartikainen S
Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. 04/06/2017 The New England journal of medicine Reardon MJ, Van Mieghem NM, Popma JJ, Kleiman NS, Sondergaard L, Mumtaz M, Adams DH, Deeb GM, Maini B, Gada H, Chetcuti S, Gleason T, Heiser J, Lange R, Merhi W, Oh JK, Olsen PS, Piazza N, Williams M, Windecker S, Yakubov SJ, Grube E, Makkar R, Lee JS, Conte J, Vang E, Nguyen H, Chang Y, Mugglin AS, Serruys PW, Kappetein AP
Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia in Older Men: A Controlled Clinical Trial. 04/01/2017 JAMA internal medicine Roy CN, Snyder PJ, Stephens-Shields AJ, Artz AS, Bhasin S, Cohen HJ, Farrar JT, Gill TM, Zeldow B, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Matsumoto AM, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Hou X, Resnick SM, Walston JD, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Schrier SL, Ellenberg SS
National Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalization, Readmission, and Mortality for Medicare Beneficiaries, 1999-2013. 03/28/2017 Circulation Freeman JV, Wang Y, Akar J, Desai N, Krumholz H
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older to Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. 03/21/2017 Annals of internal medicine Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Rich R, Humphrey LL, Frost J, Forciea MA
Benefits and Harms of Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 03/21/2017 Annals of internal medicine Weiss J, Freeman M, Low A, Fu R, Kerfoot A, Paynter R, Motu'apuaka M, Kondo K, Kansagara D
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Antipsychotic Use and Risk of Dementia in Veterans. 03/17/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Roughead EE, Pratt NL, Kalisch Ellett LM, Ramsay EN, Barratt JD, Morris P, Killer G
Early Functional Limitations in Cognitively Normal Older Adults Predict Diagnostic Conversion to Mild Cognitive Impairment. 03/17/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Farias ST, Lau K, Harvey D, Denny KG, Barba C, Mefford AN
Life-Space Mobility and Cognitive Decline Among Mexican Americans Aged 75 Years and Older. 03/09/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Silberschmidt S, Kumar A, Raji MM, Markides K, Ottenbacher KJ, Al Snih S
Preoperative frailty is predictive of complications after major lower extremity amputation. 03/01/2017 Journal of vascular surgery Fang ZB, Hu FY, Arya S, Gillespie TW, Rajani RR
Osteoporosis Treatment Efficacy for Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 03/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Nayak S, Greenspan SL
Mediation of Cognitive Function Improvements by Strength Gains After Resistance Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Outcomes of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training. 03/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Mavros Y, Gates N, Wilson GC, Jain N, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev PS, Valenzuela M, Fiatarone Singh MA
The impact of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) on cognition, quality of life, caregiver health, and family relationships in dementia: A randomised controlled trial. 03/01/2017 PLoS medicine Orrell M, Yates L, Leung P, Kang S, Hoare Z, Whitaker C, Burns A, Knapp M, Leroi I, Moniz-Cook E, Pearson S, Simpson S, Spector A, Roberts S, Russell I, de Waal H, Woods RT, Orgeta V
Implementation of Observational Pain Management Protocol for Residents With Dementia: A Cluster-RCT. 03/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Liu JY, Lai CK
Testosterone Treatment and Cognitive Function in Older Men With Low Testosterone and Age-Associated Memory Impairment. 02/21/2017 JAMA Resnick SM, Matsumoto AM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS, Gill TM, Shumaker SA, Pleasants DD, Barrett-Connor E, Bhasin S, Cauley JA, Cella D, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Farrar JT, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Hou X, Snyder PJ
CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with subthreshold depression (CASPER): a multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. 02/01/2017 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Lewis H, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Birtwistle J, Bosanquet K, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lilley-Kelly A, Maya J, McMillan D, Meer S, Meredith J, Mitchell N, Nutbrown S, Overend K, Pasterfield M, Richards D, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Ziegler F, Gilbody S
An Occupational Therapy Fall Reduction Home Visit Program for Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Hong Kong After an Emergency Department Visit for a Fall. 02/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Chu MM, Fong KN, Lit AC, Rainer TH, Cheng SW, Au FL, Fung HK, Wong CM, Tong HK
Effectiveness of medication withdrawal in older fallers: results from the Improving Medication Prescribing to reduce Risk Of FALLs (IMPROveFALL) trial. 01/10/2017 Age and ageing Boye ND, van der Velde N, de Vries OJ, van Lieshout EM, Hartholt KA, Mattace-Raso FU, Lips P, Patka P, van Beeck EF, van der Cammen TJ
Second-Generation Antidepressants and Hyponatremia Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study of Older Adults. 01/01/2017 American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Gandhi S, Shariff SZ, Al-Jaishi A, Reiss JP, Mamdani MM, Hackam DG, Li L, McArthur E, Weir MA, Garg AX
Long-Term Risk of Dementia Among Survivors of Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke. 01/01/2017 Stroke Corraini P, Henderson VW, Ording AG, Pedersen L, Horvath-Puho E, Sorensen HT