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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 Authors Journal Stellar
30154172 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 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
30171976 Can early warning scores identify deteriorating patients in pre-hospital settings? A systematic review. 11/01/2018 Patel R, Nugawela MD, Edwards HB, Richards A, Le Roux H, Pullyblank A, Whiting P
30208396 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 Li F, Harmer P, Fitzgerald K, Eckstrom E, Akers L, Chou LS, Pidgeon D, Voit J, Winters-Stone K
30193294 Effect of Group-Administered Behavioral Treatment on Urinary Incontinence in Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 10/01/2018 Diokno AC, Newman DK, Low LK, Griebling TL, Maddens ME, Goode PS, Raghunathan TE, Subak LL, Sampselle CM, Boura JA, Robinson AE, McIntyre D, Burgio KL
30216648 Risk of hypoglycaemia in people aged >/=65 years receiving linagliptin: pooled data from 1489 individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 10/01/2018 Nauck M, Araki A, Hehnke U, Plat A, Clark D, Khunti K
30247773 Low-Dose Trazodone, Benzodiazepines, and Fall-Related Injuries in Nursing Homes: A Matched-Cohort Study. 10/01/2018 Bronskill SE, Campitelli MA, Iaboni A, Herrmann N, Guan J, Maclagan LC, Watt J, Rochon PA, Morris AM, Jeffs L, Bell CM, Maxwell CJ
30236471 Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (>60years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial. 10/01/2018 Said CM, Morris ME, McGinley JL, Szoeke C, Workman B, Liew D, Hill KD, Woodward M, Wittwer JE, Churilov L, Danoudis M, Bernhardt J
30264525 Oral care measures for preventing nursing home-acquired pneumonia. 09/27/2018 Liu C, Cao Y, Lin J, Ng L, Needleman I, Walsh T, Li C
30254135 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 Major G, Bradshaw L, Boota N, Sprange K, Diggle M, Montgomery A, Jawhari A, Spiller RC
30246861 Risk of Serious Trauma with Glucose-Lowering Drugs in Older Persons: A Nested Case-Control Study. 09/24/2018 Arnaud M, Pariente A, Bezin J, Begaud B, Salvo F
30221597 Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 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
30221595 Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 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
30221596 Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly. 09/16/2018 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
30191554 Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. 09/07/2018 Cameron ID, Dyer SM, Panagoda CE, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N
29557669 Telemonitoring in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CHROMED). A Randomized Clinical Trial. 09/01/2018 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
30282388 Efficacy Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation as a Palliative Pain Treatment in Patients with Painful Metastatic Spinal Lesions: A Systematic Review. 09/01/2018 Rosian K, Hawlik K, Piso B
30094810 A Randomized Clinical Trial of Wheeled Mobility for Pressure Injury Prevention and Better Function. 09/01/2018 Brienza DM, Karg PE, Bertolet M, Schmeler M, Poojary-Mazzotta P, Vlachos H, Wilkinson D
30019755 Initial Cholinesterase Inhibitor Therapy Dose and Serious Events in Older Women and Men. 09/01/2018 Rochon PA, Gruneir A, Gill SS, Wu W, Zhu L, Herrmann N, Bell CM, Austin PC, Stall NM, McCarthy L, Giannakeas V, Alberga A, Seitz DP, Normand SL, Gurwitz JH, Bronskill SE
30168578 Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. 08/31/2018 Dudas R, Malouf R, McCleery J, Dening T
30150242 Effectiveness of interventions for managing multiple high-burden chronic diseases in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 08/27/2018 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
30088015 Screening for Atrial Fibrillation With Electrocardiography: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 08/07/2018 Jonas DE, Kahwati LC, Yun JDY, Middleton JC, Coker-Schwimmer M, Asher GN
29808583 Picture-Based Memory Impairment Screen: Effective Cognitive Screen in Ethnically Diverse Populations. 08/01/2018 Malik R, Weiss EF, Gottesman R, Zwerling J, Verghese J
30064264 Effects of geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation on complications and readmissions after hip fracture: a randomized controlled trial. 08/01/2018 Berggren M, Karlsson A, Lindelof N, Englund U, Olofsson B, Nordstrom P, Gustafson Y, Stenvall M
30047147 The clock drawing test: A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy. 07/25/2018 Park J, Jeong E, Seomun G
30043065 Effect of Escitalopram vs Placebo Treatment for Depression on Long-term Cardiac Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 07/24/2018 Kim JM, Stewart R, Lee YS, Lee HJ, Kim MC, Kim JW, Kang HJ, Bae KY, Kim SW, Shin IS, Hong YJ, Kim JH, Ahn Y, Jeong MH, Yoon JS
29861051 Meta-Analysis Comparing Single Versus Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. 07/15/2018 Maes F, Stabile E, Ussia GP, Tamburino C, Pucciarelli A, Masson JB, Marsal JR, Barbanti M, Cote M, Rodes-Cabau J
29495089 Systematic review and narrative summary: Treatments for and risk factors associated with respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying adult. 07/01/2018 Kolb H, Snowden A, Stevens E
29200017 Efficacy of 8 Different Drug Treatments for Patients With Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Network Meta-analysis. 07/01/2018 Yang F, Lin Q, Dong L, Gao X, Zhang S
29946734 Screening to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 06/26/2018 Viswanathan M, Reddy S, Berkman N, Cullen K, Middleton JC, Nicholson WK, Kahwati LC
29899013 Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Older Patients with Gout Initiating Febuxostat versus Allopurinol: A Population-Based Cohort Study. 06/13/2018 Zhang M, Solomon DH, Desai RJ, Kang EH, Liu J, Neogi T, Kim SC
29905758 Short-stay unit hospitalisation vs. standard care outcomes in older internal medicine patients-a randomised clinical trial. 06/13/2018 Strom C, Rasmussen LS, Lowe AS, Lorentzen AK, Lohse N, Madsen KHB, Rasmussen SW, Schmidt TA
29869799 Mu-opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care. 06/05/2018 Candy B, Jones L, Vickerstaff V, Larkin PJ, Stone P
29845610 Stent placement versus surgical palliation for adults with malignant gastric outlet obstruction. 05/30/2018 Upchurch E, Ragusa M, Cirocchi R
29759964 Risk of fragility fracture among patients with gout and the effect of urate-lowering therapy. 05/14/2018 Sultan AA, Whittle R, Muller S, Roddy E, Mallen CD, Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Hider S, Paskins Z
29801018 Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 05/08/2018 Fenton JJ, Weyrich MS, Durbin S, Liu Y, Bang H, Melnikow J
29727467 Pharmacological interventions for apathy in Alzheimer's disease. 05/04/2018 Ruthirakuhan MT, Herrmann N, Abraham EH, Chan S, Lanctot KL
29848412 Aerobic and strength training exercise programme for cognitive impairment in people with mild to moderate dementia: the DAPA RCT. 05/01/2018 Lamb SE, Mistry D, Alleyne S, Atherton N, Brown D, Copsey B, Dosanjh S, Finnegan S, Fordham B, Griffiths F, Hennings S, Khan I, Khan K, Lall R, Lyle S, Nichols V, Petrou S, Zeh P, Sheehan B
29241834 Efficacy and Safety of Oral and Transdermal Opioid Analgesics for Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials. 05/01/2018 Megale RZ, Deveza LA, Blyth FM, Naganathan V, Ferreira PH, McLachlan AJ, Ferreira ML
29394183 Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in Adult ICUs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 05/01/2018 Au SS, Couillard P, Roze des Ordons A, Fiest KM, Lorenzetti DL, Jette N
29509318 A Multivariable Prediction Model for Mortality in Individuals Admitted for Heart Failure. 05/01/2018 Bowen GS, Diop MS, Jiang L, Wu WC, Rudolph JL
29710140 Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 04/24/2018 Guirguis-Blake JM, Michael YL, Perdue LA, Coppola EL, Beil TL
29710141 Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 04/24/2018 Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Pignone M, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW
29685910 Recent opioid use and fall-related injury among older patients with trauma. 04/23/2018 Daoust R, Paquet J, Moore L, Emond M, Gosselin S, Lavigne G, Choiniere M, Boulanger A, Mac-Thiong JM, Chauny JM
29677309 Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 04/17/2018 Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW
29482218 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 Bekelman DB, Allen LA, McBryde CF, Hattler B, Fairclough DL, Havranek EP, Turvey C, Meek PM
28151799 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 Lilley EJ, Scott JW, Goldberg JE, Cauley CE, Temel JS, Epstein AS, Lipsitz SR, Smalls BL, Haider AH, Bader AM, Weissman JS, Cooper Z
29601076 Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in the Treatment of Hypertension: Results from the Randomized Clinical Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. 04/01/2018 Sink KM, Evans GW, Shorr RI, Bates JT, Berlowitz D, Conroy MB, Felton DM, Gure T, Johnson KC, Kitzman D, Lyles MF, Servilla K, Supiano MA, Whittle J, Wiggers A, Fine LJ
29584895 Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 03/23/2018 Naseri C, Haines TP, Etherton-Beer C, McPhail S, Morris ME, Flicker L, Netto J, Francis-Coad J, Lee DA, Shorr R, Hill AM
29427525 Frailty Versus Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries Initiative Fall Risk Score: Ability to Predict Future Falls. 03/01/2018 Crow RS, Lohman MC, Pidgeon D, Bruce ML, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA
29402701 Effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer: a randomised controlled trial. 03/01/2018 Vanbutsele G, Pardon K, Van Belle S, Surmont V, De Laat M, Colman R, Eecloo K, Cocquyt V, Geboes K, Deliens L