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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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