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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Calcium intake and bone mineral density: systematic review and meta-analysis. 09/09/2016 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Tai V, Leung W, Grey A, Reid IR, Bolland MJ
Calcium intake and risk of fracture: systematic review. 09/09/2016 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Bolland MJ, Leung W, Tai V, Bastin S, Gamble GD, Grey A, Reid IR
Effects of self-management support programmes on activities of daily living of older adults: A systematic review. 09/01/2016 International journal of nursing studies van Het Bolscher-Niehuis MJ, den Ouden ME, de Vocht HM, Francke AL
Dexmedetomidine for prevention of delirium in elderly patients after non-cardiac surgery: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 08/16/2016 Lancet (London, England) Su X, Meng ZT, Wu XH, Cui F, Li HL, Wang DX, Zhu X, Zhu SN, Maze M, Ma D
Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. 08/16/2016 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Baker PR, Francis DP, Hairi NN, Othman S, Choo WY
Addition of a non-immersive virtual reality component to treadmill training to reduce fall risk in older adults (V-TIME): a randomised controlled trial. 08/11/2016 Lancet (London, England) Mirelman A, Rochester L, Maidan I, Del Din S, Alcock L, Nieuwhof F, Rikkert MO, Bloem BR, Pelosin E, Avanzino L, Abbruzzese G, Dockx K, Bekkers E, Giladi N, Nieuwboer A, Hausdorff JM
Evaluation of delirium screening tools in geriatric medical inpatients: a diagnostic test accuracy study. 08/08/2016 Age and ageing Hendry K, Quinn TJ, Evans J, Scortichini V, Miller H, Burns J, Cunnington A, Stott DJ
Effectiveness of a Proactive Primary Care Program on Preserving Daily Functioning of Older People: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. 07/26/2016 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Bleijenberg N, Drubbel I, Schuurmans MJ, Dam HT, Zuithoff NP, Numans ME, de Wit NJ
Baseline characteristics and treatment-emergent risk factors associated with cerebrovascular event and death with risperidone in dementia patients. 07/07/2016 The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science Howard R, Costafreda SG, Karcher K, Coppola D, Berlin JA, Hough D
The effect of aquatic exercise on physical functioning in the older adult: a systematic review with meta-analysis. 07/04/2016 Age and ageing Waller B, Ogonowska-Slodownik A, Vitor M, Rodionova K, Lambeck J, Heinonen A, Daly D
Thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation and association with cognitive decline: systematic review. 06/30/2016 Age and ageing Moffitt P, Lane DA, Park H, O'Connell J, Quinn TJ
The effectiveness of supplementary arm and upper body exercises following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in the elderly: A randomized controlled trial. 06/28/2016 Clinical rehabilitation Mitrovic D, Davidovic M, Erceg P, Marinkovic J
Enhanced interdisciplinary care improves self-care ability and decreases emergency department visits for older Taiwanese patients over 2 years after hip-fracture surgery: A randomised controlled trial. 04/01/2016 International journal of nursing studies Shyu YI, Liang J, Tseng MY, Li HJ, Wu CC, Cheng HS, Chou SW, Chen CY, Yang CT
Effect of discontinuation of antihypertensive medication on orthostatic hypotension in older persons with mild cognitive impairment: the DANTE Study Leiden. 03/01/2016 Age and ageing Moonen JE, Foster-Dingley JC, de Ruijter W, van der Grond J, de Craen AJ, van der Mast RC
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Transitional Care in Acutely Hospitalized Patients: The Transitional Care Bridge Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/01/2016 JAMA internal medicine Buurman BM, Parlevliet JL, Allore HG, Blok W, van Deelen BA, Moll van Charante EP, de Haan RJ, de Rooij SE
Disclosing Pleiotropic Effects During Genetic Risk Assessment for Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Trial. 02/02/2016 Annals of internal medicine Christensen KD, Roberts JS, Whitehouse PJ, Royal CD, Obisesan TO, Cupples LA, Vernarelli JA, Bhatt DL, Linnenbringer E, Butson MB, Fasaye GA, Uhlmann WR, Hiraki S, Wang N, Cook-Deegan R, Green RC
Effects of a Stepwise Multidisciplinary Intervention for Challenging Behavior in Advanced Dementia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. 02/01/2016 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Pieper MJ, Francke AL, van der Steen JT, Scherder EJ, Twisk JW, Kovach CR, Achterberg WP
Effects of a High-Intensity Functional Exercise Program on Dependence in Activities of Daily Living and Balance in Older Adults with Dementia. 01/01/2016 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Toots A, Littbrand H, Lindelof N, Wiklund R, Holmberg H, Nordstrom P, Lundin-Olsson L, Gustafson Y, Rosendahl E
Delirium risk stratification in consecutive unselected admissions to acute medicine: validation of externally derived risk scores. 01/01/2016 Age and ageing Pendlebury ST, Lovett N, Smith SC, Cornish E, Mehta Z, Rothwell PM
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 Thorax Bajwah S, Ross JR, Wells AU, Mohammed K, Oyebode C, Birring SS, Patel AS, Koffman J, Higginson IJ, Riley J
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 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Latouche A, Aegerter P, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P
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 Circulation Sharma M, Cornelius VR, Patel JP, Davies JG, Molokhia M
Intermediate- and Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes After Cardiovascular Procedures in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. 07/21/2015 Annals of internal medicine Fink HA, Hemmy LS, MacDonald R, Carlyle MH, Olson CM, Dysken MW, McCarten JR, Kane RL, Garcia SA, Rutks IR, Ouellette J, Wilt TJ
Plugs for containing faecal incontinence. 07/20/2015 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Deutekom M, Dobben AC
Polypharmacy in the Aging Patient: Management of Hypertension in Octogenarians. 07/14/2015 JAMA Benetos A, Rossignol P, Cherubini A, Joly L, Grodzicki T, Rajkumar C, Strandberg TE, Petrovic M
Guideline-Based Statin Eligibility, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Cardiovascular Events. 07/14/2015 JAMA Pursnani A, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB Sr, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U
Validation of a Model for Identification of Patients at Intermediate to High Risk for Complications Associated With Acute Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism. 07/01/2015 Chest Fernandez C, Bova C, Sanchez O, Prandoni P, Lankeit M, Konstantinides S, Vanni S, Fernandez-Golfin C, Yusen RD, Jimenez D
Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. 07/01/2015 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Xiao CM, Zhuang YC
Obstructive sleep apnoea in the elderly: role of continuous positive airway pressure treatment. 07/01/2015 The European respiratory journal 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
Dignity-conserving care in palliative care settings: An integrative review. 07/01/2015 Journal of clinical nursing Johnston B, Larkin P, Connolly M, Barry C, Narayanasamy M, Ostlund U, McIlfatrick S
Efficacy of a Physician-Led Multiparametric Telemonitoring System in Very Old Adults with Heart Failure. 06/01/2015 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Pedone C, Rossi FF, Cecere A, Costanzo L, Antonelli Incalzi R
Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care. 05/30/2015 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Mucke M, Cuhls H, Peuckmann-Post V, Minton O, Stone P, Radbruch L
Multimodal Analgesia in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial on Additional Efficacy of Periarticular Anesthesia. 05/23/2015 The Journal of arthroplasty Milani P, Castelli P, Sola M, Invernizzi M, Massazza G, Cisari C
Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study. 05/18/2015 Age and ageing Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Uusi-Rasi K, Heinonen A, Sievanen H
Laxatives for the management of constipation in people receiving palliative care. 05/13/2015 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Candy B, Jones L, Larkin PJ, Vickerstaff V, Tookman A, Stone P
Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Concurrent Palliative Oncology Care: Patient Outcomes in the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial. 05/01/2015 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of 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
Antibiotic treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia in adults. 04/02/2015 The New England journal of medicine 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
Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy. 04/01/2015 JAMA internal medicine Miller M, Barber CW, Leatherman S, Fonda J, Hermos JA, Cho K, Gagnon DR
Glycated albumin predicts the effect of dual and single antiplatelet therapy on recurrent stroke. 03/31/2015 Neurology Li J, Wang Y, Wang D, Lin J, Wang A, Zhao X, Liu L, Wang C, Wang Y
Buprenorphine for treating cancer pain. 03/31/2015 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Schmidt-Hansen M, Bromham N, Taubert M, Arnold S, Hilgart JS
Exercise and Vitamin D in Fall Prevention Among Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 JAMA internal medicine Uusi-Rasi K, Patil R, Karinkanta S, Kannus P, Tokola K, Lamberg-Allardt C, Sievanen H
Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 03/23/2015 JAMA internal medicine 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
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and economic evaluation. 03/19/2015 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Loveman E, Copley VR, Colquitt J, Scott DA, Clegg A, Jones J, O'Reilly KM, Singh S, Bausewein C, Wells A