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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
Methylphenidate for Apathy in Community-Dwelling Older Veterans With Mild Alzheimer's Disease: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. 01/25/2018 The American journal of psychiatry Padala PR, Padala KP, Lensing SY, Ramirez D, Monga V, Bopp MM, Roberson PK, Dennis RA, Petty F, Sullivan DH, Burke WJ
Trial of Solanezumab for Mild Dementia Due to Alzheimer's Disease. 01/25/2018 The New England journal of medicine Honig LS, Vellas B, Woodward M, Boada M, Bullock R, Borrie M, Hager K, Andreasen N, Scarpini E, Liu-Seifert H, Case M, Dean RA, Hake A, Sundell K, Poole Hoffmann V, Carlson C, Khanna R, Mintun M, DeMattos R, Selzler KJ, Siemers E
Practice guideline update summary: Mild cognitive impairment: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. 01/16/2018 Neurology Petersen RC, Lopez O, Armstrong MJ, Getchius TSD, Ganguli M, Gloss D, Gronseth GS, Marson D, Pringsheim T, Day GS, Sager M, Stevens J, Rae-Grant A
Cost-effectiveness of food, supplement and environmental interventions to address malnutrition in residential aged care: a systematic review. 01/05/2018 Age and ageing Hugo C, Isenring E, Miller M, Marshall S
Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. 01/02/2018 Annals of internal medicine Fink HA, Jutkowitz E, McCarten JR, Hemmy LS, Butler M, Davila H, Ratner E, Calvert C, Barclay TR, Brasure M, Nelson VA, Kane RL
Physical Activity Interventions in Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. 01/02/2018 Annals of internal medicine Brasure M, Desai P, Davila H, Nelson VA, Calvert C, Jutkowitz E, Butler M, Fink HA, Ratner E, Hemmy LS, McCarten JR, Barclay TR, Kane RL
Does Cognitive Training Prevent Cognitive Decline?: A Systematic Review. 01/02/2018 Annals of internal medicine Butler M, McCreedy E, Nelson VA, Desai P, Ratner E, Fink HA, Hemmy LS, McCarten JR, Barclay TR, Brasure M, Davila H, Kane RL
Validation of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test and the 4AT test for combined delirium and dementia screening in older Emergency Department attendees. 01/01/2018 Age and ageing O'Sullivan D, Brady N, Manning E, O'Shea E, O'Grady S, O 'Regan N, Timmons S
Using simulated family presence to decrease agitation in older hospitalized delirious patients: A randomized controlled trial. 01/01/2018 International journal of nursing studies Waszynski CM, Milner KA, Staff I, Molony SL
A prospective observational study to investigate utility of the Delirium Observational Screening Scale (DOSS) to detect delirium in care home residents. 01/01/2018 Age and ageing Teale EA, Munyombwe T, Schuurmans M, Siddiqi N, Young J
Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 12/26/2017 JAMA Zhao JG, Zeng XT, Wang J, Liu L
Telephone Follow-Up for Older Adults Discharged to Home from the Emergency Department: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. 12/22/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Biese KJ, Busby-Whitehead J, Cai J, Stearns SC, Roberts E, Mihas P, Emmett D, Zhou Q, Farmer F, Kizer JS
Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults. 12/19/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Gray SL, Hart LA, Perera S, Semla TP, Schmader KE, Hanlon JT
Validation and diagnostic accuracy of predictive curves for age-associated longitudinal cognitive decline in older adults. 12/04/2017 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale Bernier PJ, Gourdeau C, Carmichael PH, Beauchemin JP, Verreault R, Bouchard RW, Kroger E, Laforce R Jr
The use of life review to enhance spiritual well-being in patients with terminal illnesses: An integrative review. 12/01/2017 Journal of clinical nursing Kwan CWM, Ng MSN, Chan CWH
Managing diabetes in people with dementia: a realist review. 12/01/2017 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Bunn F, Goodman C, Jones PR, Russell B, Trivedi D, Sinclair A, Bayer A, Rait G, Rycroft-Malone J, Burton C
Mindfulness for palliative care patients. Systematic review. 12/01/2017 International journal of clinical practice Latorraca COC, Martimbianco ALC, Pachito DV, Pacheco RL, Riera R
Home-based health promotion for older people with mild frailty: the HomeHealth intervention development and feasibility RCT. 12/01/2017 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Walters K, Frost R, Kharicha K, Avgerinou C, Gardner B, Ricciardi F, Hunter R, Liljas A, Manthorpe J, Drennan V, Wood J, Goodman C, Jovicic A, Iliffe S
Palliative chemotherapy and targeted therapies for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancer. 11/28/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Janmaat VT, Steyerberg EW, van der Gaast A, Mathijssen RH, Bruno MJ, Peppelenbosch MP, Kuipers EJ, Spaander MC
Comorbidity and the increased mortality after hospitalization for stroke: a population-based cohort study. 11/23/2017 Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH Corraini P, Szepligeti SK, Henderson VW, Ording AG, Horvath-Puho E, Sorensen HT
A Proactive Approach to High Risk Delirium Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty. 11/13/2017 The Journal of arthroplasty Duque AF, Post ZD, Orozco FR, Lutz RW, Ong AC
Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care During Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant on Psychological Distress 6 Months After Transplant: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. 11/10/2017 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Greer JA, VanDusen H, Fishman SR, LeBlanc TW, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Li Z, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Temel JS
Effects of teriparatide and risedronate on new fractures in post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis (VERO): a multicentre, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. 11/09/2017 Lancet (London, England) Kendler DL, Marin F, Zerbini CAF, Russo LA, Greenspan SL, Zikan V, Bagur A, Malouf-Sierra J, Lakatos P, Fahrleitner-Pammer A, Lespessailles E, Minisola S, Body JJ, Geusens P, Moricke R, Lopez-Romero P
Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 11/07/2017 JAMA Tricco AC, Thomas SM, Veroniki AA, Hamid JS, Cogo E, Strifler L, Khan PA, Robson R, Sibley KM, MacDonald H, Riva JJ, Thavorn K, Wilson C, Holroyd-Leduc J, Kerr GD, Feldman F, Majumdar SR, Jaglal SB, Hui W, Straus SE
Discontinuing Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Home Residents: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. 11/07/2017 Annals of internal medicine Wouters H, Scheper J, Koning H, Brouwer C, Twisk JW, van der Meer H, Boersma F, Zuidema SU, Taxis K
Music-Induced Analgesia in Chronic Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 11/01/2017 Pain physician Garza-Villarreal EA, Pando V, Vuust P, Parsons C
The Association Between the Use of Zolpidem and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Among Older People. 11/01/2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Cheng HT, Lin FJ, Erickson SR, Hong JL, Wu CH
Patient-Clinician Communication: American Society of Clinical Oncology Consensus Guideline. 11/01/2017 Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Gilligan T, Coyle N, Frankel RM, Berry DL, Bohlke K, Epstein RM, Finlay E, Jackson VA, Lathan CS, Loprinzi CL, Nguyen LH, Seigel C, Baile WF
CollAborative care for Screen-Positive EldeRs with major depression (CASPER plus): a multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. 11/01/2017 Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) Bosanquet K, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Baxter C, Beresford-Dent J, Birtwistle J, Chew-Graham C, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hamilton J, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lewis H, McMillan D, Meer S, Mitchell N, Nutbrown S, Overend K, Parrott S, Pervin J, Richards DA, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Gilbody S
Effect of Systematic Intensive Care Unit Triage on Long-term Mortality Among Critically Ill Elderly Patients in France: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 10/17/2017 JAMA Guidet B, Leblanc G, Simon T, Woimant M, Quenot JP, Ganansia O, Maignan M, Yordanov Y, Delerme S, Doumenc B, Fartoukh M, Charestan P, Trognon P, Galichon B, Javaud N, Patzak A, Garrouste-Orgeas M, Thomas C, Azerad S, Pateron D, Boumendil A
Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers. 10/12/2017 The Cochrane database of systematic reviews Walker RM, Gillespie BM, Thalib L, Higgins NS, Whitty JA
Romosozumab or Alendronate for Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis. 10/12/2017 The New England journal of medicine Saag KG, Petersen J, Brandi ML, Karaplis AC, Lorentzon M, Thomas T, Maddox J, Fan M, Meisner PD, Grauer A
Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Rationale, Evidence, and Future Priorities. 10/10/2017 Journal of the American College of Cardiology Kavalieratos D, Gelfman LP, Tycon LE, Riegel B, Bekelman DB, Ikejiani DZ, Goldstein N, Kimmel SE, Bakitas MA, Arnold RM
Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia by an aroma-massage with acupressure treatment protocol: A randomised clinical trial. 10/06/2017 Journal of clinical nursing Fung JKK, Tsang HW
Long-term bleeding risk prediction in 'real world' patients with atrial fibrillation: Comparison of the HAS-BLED and ABC-Bleeding risk scores. The Murcia Atrial Fibrillation Project. 10/05/2017 Thrombosis and haemostasis Esteve-Pastor MA, Rivera-Caravaca JM, Roldan V, Vicente V, Valdes M, Marin F, Lip GYH
Reconciling the Effects of Screening on Prostate Cancer Mortality in the ERSPC and PLCO Trials. 10/03/2017 Annals of internal medicine Tsodikov A, Gulati R, Heijnsdijk EAM, Pinsky PF, Moss SM, Qiu S, de Carvalho TM, Hugosson J, Berg CD, Auvinen A, Andriole GL, Roobol MJ, Crawford ED, Nelen V, Kwiatkowski M, Zappa M, Lujan M, Villers A, Feuer EJ, de Koning HJ, Mariotto AB, Etzioni R
Association Between Use of Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants With and Without Concurrent Medications and Risk of Major Bleeding in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. 10/03/2017 JAMA Chang SH, Chou IJ, Yeh YH, Chiou MJ, Wen MS, Kuo CT, See LC, Kuo CF
The effectiveness of massage and touch on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis. 10/01/2017 Journal of advanced nursing Wu J, Wang Y, Wang Z
Do virtual reality games improve mobility skills and balance measurements in community-dwelling older adults? Systematic review and meta-analysis. 10/01/2017 Clinical rehabilitation Neri SG, Cardoso JR, Cruz L, Lima RM, de Oliveira RJ, Iversen MD, Carregaro RL
Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. 09/26/2017 JAMA Oh ES, Fong TG, Hshieh TT, Inouye SK
Effect of Lorazepam With Haloperidol vs Haloperidol Alone on Agitated Delirium in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 09/19/2017 JAMA Hui D, Frisbee-Hume S, Wilson A, Dibaj SS, Nguyen T, De La Cruz M, Walker P, Zhukovsky DS, Delgado-Guay M, Vidal M, Epner D, Reddy A, Tanco K, Williams J, Hall S, Liu D, Hess K, Amin S, Breitbart W, Bruera E
Diagnostic Accuracy of Novel and Traditional Rapid Tests for Influenza Infection Compared With Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 09/19/2017 Annals of internal medicine Merckx J, Wali R, Schiller I, Caya C, Gore GC, Chartrand C, Dendukuri N, Papenburg J
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
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
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

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