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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 published Authors Journal Stellarsort descending
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
28945120 Methylphenidate for Apathy in Community-Dwelling Older Veterans With Mild Alzheimer's Disease: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. 01/25/2018 Padala PR, Padala KP, Lensing SY, Ramirez D, Monga V, Bopp MM, Roberson PK, Dennis RA, Petty F, Sullivan DH, Burke WJ
29365294 Trial of Solanezumab for Mild Dementia Due to Alzheimer's Disease. 01/25/2018 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
29282327 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 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
29255842 Does Cognitive Training Prevent Cognitive Decline?: A Systematic Review. 01/02/2018 Butler M, McCreedy E, Nelson VA, Desai P, Ratner E, Fink HA, Hemmy LS, McCarten JR, Barclay TR, Brasure M, Davila H, Kane RL
29255847 Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. 01/02/2018 Fink HA, Jutkowitz E, McCarten JR, Hemmy LS, Butler M, Davila H, Ratner E, Calvert C, Barclay TR, Brasure M, Nelson VA, Kane RL
28985260 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 O'Sullivan D, Brady N, Manning E, O'Shea E, O'Grady S, O 'Regan N, Timmons S
29100197 Using simulated family presence to decrease agitation in older hospitalized delirious patients: A randomized controlled trial. 01/01/2018 Waszynski CM, Milner KA, Staff I, Molony SL
29036302 A prospective observational study to investigate utility of the Delirium Observational Screening Scale (DOSS) to detect delirium in care home residents. 01/01/2018 Teale EA, Munyombwe T, Schuurmans M, Siddiqi N, Young J
29279934 Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 12/26/2017 Zhao JG, Zeng XT, Wang J, Liu L
29203616 Validation and diagnostic accuracy of predictive curves for age-associated longitudinal cognitive decline in older adults. 12/04/2017 Bernier PJ, Gourdeau C, Carmichael PH, Beauchemin JP, Verreault R, Bouchard RW, Kroger E, Laforce R Jr
29129436 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 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
29114830 Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 11/07/2017 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
29052691 Discontinuing Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Home Residents: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. 11/07/2017 Wouters H, Scheper J, Koning H, Brouwer C, Twisk JW, van der Meer H, Boersma F, Zuidema SU, Taxis K
28884784 The Association Between the Use of Zolpidem and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Among Older People. 11/01/2017 Cheng HT, Lin FJ, Erickson SR, Hong JL, Wu CH
29171379 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 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
28973065 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 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
29025198 Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers. 10/12/2017 Walker RM, Gillespie BM, Thalib L, Higgins NS, Whitty JA
28892457 Romosozumab or Alendronate for Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis. 10/12/2017 Saag KG, Petersen J, Brandi ML, Karaplis AC, Lorentzon M, Thomas T, Maddox J, Fan M, Meisner PD, Grauer A
28986942 Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia by an aroma-massage with acupressure treatment protocol: A randomised clinical trial. 10/06/2017 Fung JKK, Tsang HW
28799620 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 Esteve-Pastor MA, Rivera-Caravaca JM, Roldan V, Vicente V, Valdes M, Marin F, Lip GYH
28869989 Reconciling the Effects of Screening on Prostate Cancer Mortality in the ERSPC and PLCO Trials. 10/03/2017 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
28973247 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 Chang SH, Chou IJ, Yeh YH, Chiou MJ, Wen MS, Kuo CT, See LC, Kuo CF
28933612 Do virtual reality games improve mobility skills and balance measurements in community-dwelling older adults? Systematic review and meta-analysis. 10/01/2017 Neri SG, Cardoso JR, Cruz L, Lima RM, de Oliveira RJ, Iversen MD, Carregaro RL
28378347 The effectiveness of massage and touch on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis. 10/01/2017 Wu J, Wang Y, Wang Z
28973626 Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. 09/26/2017 Oh ES, Fong TG, Hshieh TT, Inouye SK
28869986 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 Merckx J, Wali R, Schiller I, Caya C, Gore GC, Chartrand C, Dendukuri N, Papenburg J
28444118 Development and evaluation of the medication-based index of physical function (MedIP). 09/01/2017 Hall CD, Karpen SC, Odle B, Panus PC, Walls ZF
28419192 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 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
28787537 Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults. 08/08/2017 Garrison SR, Kolber MR, Korownyk CS, McCracken RK, Heran BS, Allan GM
28334979 The effectiveness of optimised clinical medication reviews for geriatric patients: Opti-Med a cluster randomised controlled trial. 08/01/2017 Willeboordse F, Schellevis FG, Chau SH, Hugtenburg JG, Elders PJM
28756617 Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing age-related macular degeneration. 07/30/2017 Evans JR, Lawrenson JG

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