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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 Title Date publishedsort ascending CAP Authors Journal Stellar
26103995 Palliative care for patients with advanced fibrotic lung disease: a randomised controlled phase II and feasibility trial of a community case conference intervention. 09/01/2015 Bajwah S, Ross JR, Wells AU, Mohammed K, Oyebode C, Birring SS, Patel AS, Koffman J, Higginson IJ, Riley J Thorax
26201510 Effectiveness of two year balance training programme on prevention of fall induced injuries in at risk women aged 75-85 living in community: Ossebo randomised controlled trial. 07/22/2015 El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Latouche A, Aegerter P, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
25995317 Efficacy and Harms of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Elderly for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation and Secondary Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 07/21/2015 Sharma M, Cornelius VR, Patel JP, Davies JG, Molokhia M Circulation
26192563 Intermediate- and Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes After Cardiovascular Procedures in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. 07/21/2015 Fink HA, Hemmy LS, MacDonald R, Carlyle MH, Olson CM, Dysken MW, McCarten JR, Kane RL, Garcia SA, Rutks IR, Ouellette J, Wilt TJ Annals of internal medicine
26193665 Plugs for containing faecal incontinence. 07/20/2015 Deutekom M, Dobben AC The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
26172896 Polypharmacy in the Aging Patient: Management of Hypertension in Octogenarians. 07/14/2015 Benetos A, Rossignol P, Cherubini A, Joly L, Grodzicki T, Rajkumar C, Strandberg TE, Petrovic M JAMA
26172893 Guideline-Based Statin Eligibility, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Cardiovascular Events. 07/14/2015 Pursnani A, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB Sr, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U JAMA
25633724 Validation of a Model for Identification of Patients at Intermediate to High Risk for Complications Associated With Acute Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism. 07/01/2015 Fernandez C, Bova C, Sanchez O, Prandoni P, Lankeit M, Konstantinides S, Vanni S, Fernandez-Golfin C, Yusen RD, Jimenez D Chest
26131612 Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. 07/01/2015 Xiao CM, Zhuang YC Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
26022945 Obstructive sleep apnoea in the elderly: role of continuous positive airway pressure treatment. 07/01/2015 Martinez-Garcia MA, Chiner E, Hernandez L, Cortes JP, Catalan P, Ponce S, Diaz JR, Pastor E, Vigil L, Carmona C, Montserrat JM, Aizpuru F, Lloberes P, Mayos M, Selma MJ, Cifuentes JF, Munoz A The European respiratory journal
25706903 Dignity-conserving care in palliative care settings: An integrative review. 07/01/2015 Johnston B, Larkin P, Connolly M, Barry C, Narayanasamy M, Ostlund U, McIlfatrick S Journal of clinical nursing
26031737 Efficacy of a Physician-Led Multiparametric Telemonitoring System in Very Old Adults with Heart Failure. 06/01/2015 Pedone C, Rossi FF, Cecere A, Costanzo L, Antonelli Incalzi R Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
26026155 Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care. 05/30/2015 Mucke M, Cuhls H, Peuckmann-Post V, Minton O, Stone P, Radbruch L The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
26072302 Multimodal Analgesia in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial on Additional Efficacy of Periarticular Anesthesia. 05/23/2015 Milani P, Castelli P, Sola M, Invernizzi M, Massazza G, Cisari C The Journal of arthroplasty
25990940 Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study. 05/18/2015 Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Uusi-Rasi K, Heinonen A, Sievanen H Age and ageing
25967924 Laxatives for the management of constipation in people receiving palliative care. 05/13/2015 Candy B, Jones L, Larkin PJ, Vickerstaff V, Tookman A, Stone P The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
25800768 Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Concurrent Palliative Oncology Care: Patient Outcomes in the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial. 05/01/2015 Bakitas MA, Tosteson TD, Li Z, Lyons KD, Hull JG, Li Z, Dionne-Odom JN, Frost J, Dragnev KH, Hegel MT, Azuero A, Ahles TA Journal of Clinical Oncology
25830421 Antibiotic treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia in adults. 04/02/2015 Postma DF, van Werkhoven CH, van Elden LJ, Thijsen SF, Hoepelman AI, Kluytmans JA, Boersma WG, Compaijen CJ, van der Wall E, Prins JM, Oosterheert JJ, Bonten MJ The New England journal of medicine
25686208 Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy. 04/01/2015 Miller M, Barber CW, Leatherman S, Fonda J, Hermos JA, Cho K, Gagnon DR JAMA internal medicine
25740863 Glycated albumin predicts the effect of dual and single antiplatelet therapy on recurrent stroke. 03/31/2015 Li J, Wang Y, Wang D, Lin J, Wang A, Zhao X, Liu L, Wang C, Wang Y Neurology
25826743 Buprenorphine for treating cancer pain. 03/31/2015 Schmidt-Hansen M, Bromham N, Taubert M, Arnold S, Hilgart JS Cochrane Database Systemic Reviews
25798575 Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 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 JAMA internal medicine
25799402 Exercise and Vitamin D in Fall Prevention Among Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 Uusi-Rasi K, Patil R, Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Tokola K, Lamberg-Allardt C, Sievanen H JAMA internal medicine
25760991 The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 03/19/2015 Loveman E, Copley VR, Colquitt J, Scott DA, Clegg A, Jones J, O'Reilly KM, Singh S, Bausewein C, Wells A Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
25691786 Cognitive assessments in multicultural populations using the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 03/17/2015 Naqvi RM, Haider S, Tomlinson G, Alibhai S CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association canadienne.
25771249 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 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 Lancet
25740785 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 Arevalo-Rodriguez I, Smailagic N, Roque I Figuls M, Ciapponi A, Sanchez-Perez E, Giannakou A, Pedraza OL, Bonfill Cosp X, Cullum S Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews
25646289 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and risk of sudden death among patients taking spironolactone. 03/03/2015 Antoniou T, Hollands S, Macdonald EM, Gomes T, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association canadienne.
25450134 Computer-assisted training as a complement in rehabilitation of patients with chronic vestibular dizziness--a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Smaerup M, Gronvall E, Larsen SB, Laessoe U, Henriksen JJ, Damsgaard EM Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
25448245 Effectiveness, usability, and cost-benefit of a virtual reality-based telerehabilitation program for balance recovery after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2015 Llorens R, Noe E, Colomer C, Alcaniz M Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
25575908 Do statins impair cognition? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 03/01/2015 Ott BR, Daiello LA, Dahabreh IJ, Springate BA, Bixby K, Murali M, Trikalinos TA Journal of general internal medicine
25677422 Should atrial fibrillation patients with 1 additional risk factor of the CHA2DS2-VASc score (beyond sex) receive oral anticoagulation? 02/24/2015 Chao TF, Liu CJ, Wang KL, Lin YJ, Chang SL, Lo LW, Hu YF, Tuan TC, Chen TJ, Lip GY, Chen SA Journal of the American College of Cardiology
25914909 Hydrogel dressings for treating pressure ulcers. 02/17/2015 Dumville JC, Stubbs N, Keogh SJ, Walker RM, Liu Z The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
25657106 An occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial. 02/05/2015 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 BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
25662415 Comprehensive geriatric care for patients with hip fractures: a prospective, randomised, controlled trial. 02/04/2015 Prestmo A, Hagen G, Sletvold O, Helbostad JL, Thingstad P, Taraldsen K, Lydersen S, Halsteinli V, Saltnes T, Lamb SE, Johnsen LG, Saltvedt I Lancet
25620554 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 Lin SF, Sung HC, Li TL, Hsieh TC, Lan HC, Perng SJ, Smith GD Journal of clinical nursing
25608756 Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. 01/16/2015 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 Lancet
25574794 Estimating the Effect of Palliative Care Interventions and Advance Care Planning on ICU Utilization: A Systematic Review. 01/09/2015 Khandelwal N, Kross EK, Engelberg RA, Coe NB, Long AC, Curtis JR Critical care medicine
25372657 Problem adaptation therapy for older adults with major depression and cognitive impairment: a randomized clinical trial. 01/01/2015 Kiosses DN, Ravdin LD, Gross JJ, Raue P, Kotbi N, Alexopoulos GS JAMA psychiatry
25565487 Risk factors and screening instruments to predict adverse outcomes for undifferentiated older emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 01/01/2015 Carpenter CR, Shelton E, Fowler S, Suffoletto B, Platts-Mills TF, Rothman RE, Hogan TM Academic emergency medicine: official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
25355620 Economic evaluation of the differential benefits of home visits with telephone calls and telephone calls only in transitional discharge support. 01/01/2015 Wong FK, So C, Chau J, Law AK, Tam SK, McGhee S Age and ageing
25173772 Cost-consequence analysis of "washing without water" for nursing home residents: a cluster randomized trial. 01/01/2015 Schoonhoven L, van Gaal BG, Teerenstra S, Adang E, van der Vleuten C, van Achterberg T
25440725 Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Statin-Induced Myopathy: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 01/01/2015 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 Mayo Clinic proceedings
25525051 Randomized, Controlled Trial of High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Among Frail Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. 12/17/2014 Nace DA, Lin CJ, Ross TM, Saracco S, Churilla RM, Zimmerman RK The Journal of infectious diseases
25401325 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 Ikeda Y, Shimada K, Teramoto T, Uchiyama S, Yamazaki T, Oikawa S, Sugawara M, Ando K, Murata M, Yokoyama K, Ishizuka N JAMA
25438915 Usefulness and validation of the survival posT TAVI score for survival after transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis. 12/15/2014 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 The American journal of cardiology
25074397 Early progressive strength training to enhance recovery after fast-track total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. 12/01/2014 Jakobsen TL, Kehlet H, Husted H, Petersen J, Bandholm T Arthritis Care and Research
25452601 Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. 12/01/2014 Livingston G, Kelly L, Lewis-Holmes E, Baio G, Morris S, Patel N, Omar RZ, Katona C, Cooper C The British Journal of Psychiatry: the journal of mental science
24905534 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 Eriksen P, Bartels EM, Altman RD, Bliddal H, Juhl C, Christensen R Arthritis Care and Research
25432016 Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community. 11/28/2014 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 Cochrane Database Syst Rev