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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 Titlesort descending Date published Authors Journal Stellar
20940232 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in Canada: summary. 11/23/2010 Papaioannou A, Morin S, Cheung AM, Atkinson S, Brown JP, Feldman S, Hanley DA, Hodsman A, Jamal SA, Kaiser SM, Kvern B, Siminoski K, Leslie WD CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association
25329203 3D-CAM: derivation and validation of a 3-minute diagnostic interview for CAM-defined delirium: a cross-sectional diagnostic test study. 10/21/2014 Marcantonio ER, Ngo LH, O'Connor M, Jones RN, Crane PK, Metzger ED, Inouye SK Annals of internal medicine
24572077 4 Gy versus 24 Gy radiotherapy for patients with indolent lymphoma (FORT): a randomised phase 3 non-inferiority trial. 04/01/2014 Hoskin PJ, Kirkwood AA, Popova B, Smith P, Robinson M, Gallop-Evans E, Coltart S, Illidge T, Madhavan K, Brammer C, Diez P, Jack A, Syndikus I The Lancet. Oncology
25771249 A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER): a randomised controlled trial. 03/11/2015 Ngandu T, Lehtisalo J, Solomon A, Levalahti E, Ahtiluoto S, Antikainen R, Backman L, Hanninen T, Jula A, Laatikainen T, Lindstrom J, Mangialasche F, Paajanen T, Pajala S, Peltonen M, Rauramaa R, Stigsdotter-Neely A, Strandberg T, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Kivipelto M Lancet
20810376 A biobehavioral home-based intervention and the well-being of patients with dementia and their caregivers: the COPE randomized trial. 09/01/2010 Gitlin LN, Winter L, Dennis MP, Hodgson N, Hauck WW JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
20008691 A comparison of prediction models for fractures in older women: is more better? 12/14/2009 Ensrud KE, Lui LY, Taylor BC, Schousboe JT, Donaldson MG, Fink HA, Cauley JA, Hillier TA, Browner WS, Cummings SR Archives of internal medicine
20541347 A further meta-analysis of population-based screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. 10/01/2010 Takagi H, Goto SN, Matsui M, Manabe H, Umemoto T Journal of vascular surgery : official publication, the Society for
21114616 A literature review of randomized clinical trials of intravenous acetaminophen (paracetamol) for acute postoperative pain. 11/01/2010 Macario A, Royal MA
20176772 A multidisciplinary group programme in rural settings for community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors and their carers: a pilot randomized controlled trial. 04/01/2010 Marsden D, Quinn R, Pond N, Golledge R, Neilson C, White J, McElduff P, Pollack M Clinical rehabilitation
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
21757117 A New Risk Scheme to Predict Warfarin-Associated Hemorrhage The ATRIA (Anticoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation) Study. 07/19/2011 Fang MC, Go AS, Chang Y, Borowsky LH, Pomernacki NK, Udaltsova N, Singer DE J Am Coll Cardiol
23883379 A phase 3 trial of semagacestat for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 07/25/2013 Doody RS, Raman R, Farlow M, Iwatsubo T, Vellas B, Joffe S, Kieburtz K, He F, Sun X, Thomas RG, Aisen PS, Siemers E, Sethuraman G, Mohs R
21502597 A phase II trial of huperzine A in mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. 04/19/2011 Rafii MS, Walsh S, Little JT, Behan K, Reynolds B, Ward C, Jin S, Thomas R, Aisen PS Neurology
22762317 A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention. 07/05/2012 Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Orav EJ, Lips P, Meunier PJ, Lyons RA, Flicker L, Wark J, Jackson RD, Cauley JA, Meyer HE, Pfeifer M, Sanders KM, Stahelin HB, Theiler R, Dawson-Hughes B The New England journal of medicine
29174758 A Proactive Approach to High Risk Delirium Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty. 11/13/2017 Duque AF, Post ZD, Orozco FR, Lutz RW, Ong AC
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
20595563 A prospective randomized study of minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty compared with conventional surgery. 07/01/2010 Wulker N, Lambermont JP, Sacchetti L, Lazaro JG, Nardi J The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
22159849 A prospective randomized trial comparing nonoperative treatment with volar locking plate fixation for displaced and unstable distal radial fractures in patients sixty-five years of age and older. 12/07/2011 Arora R, Lutz M, Deml C, Krappinger D, Haug L, Gabl M The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
21649633 A randomized clinical trial of theory-based activities for the behavioral symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents. 06/01/2011 Kolanowski A, Litaker M, Buettner L, Moeller J, Costa PT Jr Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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
21718259 A randomized controlled clinical trial of the Seattle Protocol for Activity in older adults. 07/01/2011 Teri L, McCurry SM, Logsdon RG, Gibbons LE, Buchner DM, Larson EB Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
21143436 A randomized controlled trial of a multifactorial falls prevention intervention for older fallers presenting to emergency departments. 12/01/2010 Russell MA, Hill KD, Day LM, Blackberry I, Schwartz J, Giummarra MJ, Dorevitch M, Ibrahim JE, Dalton AC, Dharmage SC Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
23617712 A randomized controlled trial of a self-regulation intervention for older adults with asthma. 05/01/2013 Baptist AP, Ross JA, Yang Y, Song PX, Clark NM
22507696 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Telemonitoring in Older Adults With Multiple Health Issues to Prevent Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits. 04/16/2012 Takahashi PY, Pecina JL, Upatising B, Chaudhry R, Shah ND, Van Houten H, Cha S, Croghan I, Naessens JM, Hanson GJ
21054285 A randomized controlled trial of the effects of vitamin D on muscle strength and mobility in older women with vitamin D insufficiency. 11/01/2010 Zhu K, Austin N, Devine A, Bruce D, Prince RL Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
21982325 A randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of water-based exercise to improve falls risk and physical function in older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis. 01/01/2012 Hale LA, Waters D, Herbison P
19657122 A randomized trial of vertebroplasty for osteoporotic spinal fractures. 08/06/2009 Kallmes DF, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Turner JA, Wilson DJ, Diamond TH, Edwards R, Gray LA, Stout L, Owen S, Hollingworth W, Ghdoke B, Annesley-Williams DJ, Ralston SH, Jarvik JG The New England journal of medicine
19657121 A randomized trial of vertebroplasty for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures. 08/06/2009 Buchbinder R, Osborne RH, Ebeling PR, Wark JD, Mitchell P, Wriedt C, Graves S, Staples MP, Murphy B The New England journal of medicine
22778123 A Randomized Trial to Reduce the Prevalence of Depression and Self-Harm Behavior in Older Primary Care Patients. 07/01/2012 Almeida OP, Pirkis J, Kerse N, Sim M, Flicker L, Snowdon J, Draper B, Byrne G, Goldney R, Lautenschlager NT, Stocks N, Alfonso H, Pfaff JJ Annals of family medicine
21795660 A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of simvastatin to treat Alzheimer disease. 08/09/2011 Sano M, Bell KL, Galasko D, Galvin JE, Thomas RG, van Dyck CH, Aisen PS Neurology
19515110 A randomized, single-blind study of lansoprazole for the prevention of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older patients. 08/01/2009 Sasaki T, Nakayama K, Yasuda H, Yoshida M, Asamura T, Ohrui T, Arai H, Araya J, Kuwano K, Yamaya M Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19394018 A review of interventions used to improve adherence to medication in older people. 11/01/2009 Banning M International journal of nursing studies
21810375 A study of the safety and harms of antidepressant drugs for older people: a cohort study using a large primary care database. 08/01/2011 Coupland CA, Dhiman P, Barton G, Morriss R, Arthur A, Sach T, Hippisley-Cox J Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
27801641 A systematic review and economic evaluation of bisphosphonates for the prevention of fragility fractures. 10/01/2016 Davis S, Martyn-St James M, Sanderson J, Stevens J, Goka E, Rawdin A, Sadler S, Wong R, Campbell F, Stevenson M, Strong M, Selby P, Gittoes N
21453380 A systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled antidepressant studies in people with depression and dementia. 04/01/2011 Nelson JC, Devanand DP Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
21216556 A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials of carotid endarterectomy vs stenting. 03/01/2011 Murad MH, Shahrour A, Shah ND, Montori VM, Ricotta JJ Journal of vascular surgery : official publication, the Society for
20693238 A systematic review assessing the effectiveness of interventions to improve persistence with anti-resorptive therapy in women at high risk of clinical fracture. 12/01/2010 White HJ, Bettiol SS, Perera R, Roberts NW, Javaid MK, Farmer AJ Family practice
23099799 A Systematic Review of Communication Quality Improvement Interventions for Patients with Advanced and Serious Illness. 10/26/2012 Fawole OA, Dy SM, Wilson RF, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Apostol CC, Vollenweider D, Bass EB, Aslakson RA Journal of general internal medicine
21616954 A systematic review of comprehensive geriatric assessment to improve outcomes for frail older people being rapidly discharged from acute hospital: 'interface geriatrics'. 07/01/2011 Conroy SP, Stevens T, Parker SG, Gladman JR Age and ageing
23496324 A systematic review of the probability of repeated admission score in community-dwelling adults. 03/01/2013 Wallace E, Hinchey T, Dimitrov BD, Bennett K, Fahey T, Smith SM
25366538 Accuracy of the Wells clinical prediction rule for pulmonary embolism in older ambulatory adults. 11/03/2014 Schouten HJ, Geersing GJ, Oudega R, van Delden JJ, Moons KG, Koek HL Journal of American Geriatrics Society
20167912 Acupuncture in poststroke rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. 04/01/2010 Wu P, Mills E, Moher D, Seely D Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
27524393 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 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
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
25608756 Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. 01/16/2015 Blum CA, Nigro N, Briel M, Schuetz P, Ullmer E, Suter-Widmer I, Winzeler B, Bingisser R, Elsaesser H, Drozdov D, Arici B, Urwyler SA, Refardt J, Tarr P, Wirz S, Thomann R, Baumgartner C, Duplain H, Burki D, Zimmerli W, Rodondi N, Mueller B, Christ-Crain M Lancet
24434187 Advance Care Planning for Adults With CKD: A Systematic Integrative Review. 01/13/2014 Luckett T, Sellars M, Tieman J, Pollock CA, Silvester W, Butow PN, Detering KM, Brennan F, Clayton JM American Journal of Kidney Diseases
20360183 Adverse effects of topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in older adults with osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review. 06/01/2010 Makris UE, Kohler MJ, Fraenkel L The Journal of rheumatology
20592293 Adverse events associated with testosterone administration. 07/08/2010 Basaria S, Coviello AD, Travison TG, Storer TW, Farwell WR, Jette AM, Eder R, Tennstedt S, Ulloor J, Zhang A, Choong K, Lakshman KM, Mazer NA, Miciek R, Krasnoff J, Elmi A, Knapp PE, Brooks B, Appleman E, Aggarwal S, Bhasin G, Hede-Brierley L, Bhatia A, Collins L, LeBrasseur N, Fiore LD, Bhasin S The New England journal of medicine
22763393 Adverse events with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: nested case-control study. 07/04/2012 Campbell RJ, Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Paterson JM, Whitehead M, Bell CM BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
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

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