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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 descending Authors Journal Stellar
12110070 Screening for Alzheimer's disease: the memory impairment screen versus the conventional three-word memory test. 06/01/2002 Kuslansky G, Buschke H, Katz M, Sliwinski M, Lipton RB J Am Geriatr Soc
14643116 Stroke prevention with the oral direct thrombin inhibitor ximelagatran compared with warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (SPORTIF III): randomised controlled trial. 11/22/2003 Olsson SB Lancet
14638556 Physical activity and functional status in community-dwelling older women: a 14-year prospective study. 11/24/2003 Brach JS, FitzGerald S, Newman AB, Kelsey S, Kuller L, VanSwearingen JM, Kriska AM Arch Intern Med
15068977 Survival after initial diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. 04/06/2004 Larson EB, Shadlen MF, Wang L, McCormick WC, Bowen JD, Teri L, Kukull WA Annals of internal medicine
15113819 Effect of Vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis. 04/28/2004 Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Dawson-Hughes B, Willett WC, Staehelin HB, Bazemore MG, Zee RY, Wong JB JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
15187055 Estimating prognosis for nursing home residents with advanced dementia. 06/09/2004 Mitchell SL, Kiely DK, Hamel MB, Park PS, Morris JN, Fries BE JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
15589485 Randomized trial of the effects of simvastatin on cognitive functioning in hypercholesterolemic adults. 12/01/2004 Muldoon MF, Ryan CM, Sereika SM, Flory JD, Manuck SB The American journal of medicine
16684985 Effectiveness of collaborative care for older adults with Alzheimer disease in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. 05/10/2006 Callahan CM, Boustani MA, Unverzagt FW, Austrom MG, Damush TM, Perkins AJ, Fultz BA, Hui SL, Counsell SR, Hendrie HC
17664404 Galantamine treatment of vascular dementia: a randomized trial. 07/31/2007 Auchus AP, Brashear HR, Salloway S, Korczyn AD, De Deyn PP, Gassmann-Mayer C, GAL-INT-26 Study Group Neurology
18031487 Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs. 01/01/2008 Carey EC, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C, Sands LP, Walter LC Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
18253971 Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing age-related macular degeneration. 01/23/2008 Evans JR, Henshaw K Cochrane Database Syst Rev
19138567 The dementia antipsychotic withdrawal trial (DART-AD): long-term follow-up of a randomised placebo-controlled trial. 02/01/2009 Ballard C, Hanney ML, Theodoulou M, Douglas S, McShane R, Kossakowski K, Gill R, Juszczak E, Yu LM, Jacoby R Lancet neurology
19211468 Effects of care coordination on hospitalization, quality of care, and health care expenditures among Medicare beneficiaries: 15 randomized trials. 02/11/2009 Peikes D, Chen A, Schore J, Brown R JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
19255379 Stepped-care prevention of anxiety and depression in late life: a randomized controlled trial. 03/01/2009 van't Veer-Tazelaar PJ, van Marwijk HW, van Oppen P, van Hout HP, van der Horst HE, Cuijpers P, Smit F, Beekman AT Archives of general psychiatry
19245413 Fewer emergency readmissions and better quality of life for older adults at risk of hospital readmission: a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a 24-week exercise and telephone follow-up program. 03/01/2009 Courtney M, Edwards H, Chang A, Parker A, Finlayson K, Hamilton K Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19289740 Hippocampal atrophy rates in Alzheimer disease: added value over whole brain volume measures. 03/17/2009 Henneman WJ, Sluimer JD, Barnes J, van der Flier WM, Sluimer IC, Fox NC, Scheltens P, Vrenken H, Barkhof F Neurology
19307517 Prevention of nonvertebral fractures with oral vitamin D and dose dependency: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 03/23/2009 Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Wong JB, Stuck AE, Staehelin HB, Orav EJ, Thoma A, Kiel DP, Henschkowski J Archives of internal medicine
19182090 Effect of age on stroke prevention therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation: the atrial fibrillation investigators. 04/01/2009 van Walraven C, Hart RG, Connolly S, Austin PC, Mant J, Hobbs FD, Koudstaal PJ, Petersen P, Perez-Gomez F, Knottnerus JA, Boode B, Ezekowitz MD, Singer DE Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
19282246 Caring for Aged Dementia Care Resident Study (CADRES) of person-centred care, dementia-care mapping, and usual care in dementia: a cluster-randomised trial. 04/01/2009 Chenoweth L, King MT, Jeon YH, Brodaty H, Stein-Parbury J, Norman R, Haas M, Luscombe G Lancet neurology
19447360 Effect of discontinuing cholinesterase inhibitor therapy on behavioral and mood symptoms in nursing home patients with dementia. 04/01/2009 Daiello LA, Ott BR, Lapane KL, Reinert SE, Machan JT, Dore DD Am J Geriatr Pharmacother
19326494 Measures of executive function and depression identify patients at risk for postoperative delirium. 04/01/2009 Greene NH, Attix DK, Weldon BC, Smith PJ, McDonagh DL, Monk TG Anesthesiology
19484833 Evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and management of sleep disorders in older persons. 05/01/2009 Bloom HG, Ahmed I, Alessi CA, Ancoli-Israel S, Buysse DJ, Kryger MH, Phillips BA, Thorpy MJ, Vitiello MV, Zee PC Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19433698 Syncope and its consequences in patients with dementia receiving cholinesterase inhibitors: a population-based cohort study. 05/11/2009 Gill SS, Anderson GM, Fischer HD, Bell CM, Li P, Normand SL, Rochon PA Archives of internal medicine
19204022 Long-term effects of the concomitant use of memantine with cholinesterase inhibition in Alzheimer disease. 06/01/2009 Lopez OL, Becker JT, Wahed AS, Saxton J, Sweet RA, Wolk DA, Klunk W, Dekosky ST Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
19558478 Risk factors for death in elderly emergency department patients with suspected infection. 07/01/2009 Caterino JM, Kulchycki LK, Fischer CM, Wolfe RE, Shapiro NI Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19508159 Randomized, double-blind controlled phase 3 trial comparing the immunogenicity of high-dose and standard-dose influenza vaccine in adults 65 years of age and older. 07/15/2009 Falsey AR, Treanor JJ, Tornieporth N, Capellan J, Gorse GJ The Journal of infectious diseases
19636029 Antipsychotic drugs and hyperglycemia in older patients with diabetes. 07/27/2009 Lipscombe LL, Levesque L, Gruneir A, Fischer HD, Juurlink DN, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Hux JE, Anderson GM, Rochon PA Archives of internal medicine
19549022 Computerized decision support to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing to older emergency department patients: a randomized, controlled trial. 08/01/2009 Terrell KM, Perkins AJ, Dexter PR, Hui SL, Callahan CM, Miller DK Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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
19563522 Disease-specific, versus standard, nutritional support for the treatment of pressure ulcers in institutionalized older adults: a randomized controlled trial. 08/01/2009 Cereda E, Gini A, Pedrolli C, Vanotti A Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19635749 Effect of anemia and comorbidity on functional status and mortality in old age: results from the Leiden 85-plus Study. 08/04/2009 den Elzen WP, Willems JM, Westendorp RG, de Craen AJ, Assendelft WJ, Gussekloo J CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association
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
19704081 Essential tremor is associated with dementia: prospective population-based study in New York. 08/25/2009 Thawani SP, Schupf N, Louis ED Neurology
19682114 Yoga decreases kyphosis in senior women and men with adult-onset hyperkyphosis: results of a randomized controlled trial. 09/01/2009 Greendale GA, Huang MH, Karlamangla AS, Seeger L, Crawford S Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19786675 Hospital at home for elderly patients with acute decompensation of chronic heart failure: a prospective randomized controlled trial. 09/28/2009 Tibaldi V, Isaia G, Scarafiotti C, Gariglio F, Zanocchi M, Bo M, Bergerone S, Ricauda NA Archives of internal medicine
19782001 Prevalence, incidence, and factors associated with pre-stroke and post-stroke dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 11/01/2009 Pendlebury ST, Rothwell PM Lancet neurology
19675115 Effectiveness of a video-based exercise programme to reduce falls and improve health-related quality of life among older adults discharged from hospital: a pilot randomized controlled trial. 11/01/2009 Haines TP, Russell T, Brauer SG, Erwin S, Lane P, Urry S, Jasiewicz J, Condie P Clinical rehabilitation
19762656 Association between widowhood and risk of diagnosis with a sexually transmitted infection in older adults. 11/01/2009 Smith KP, Christakis NA American journal of public health
19767629 Community-based intervention to optimise falls risk management: a randomised controlled trial. 11/01/2009 Ciaschini PM, Straus SE, Dolovich LR, Goeree RA, Leung KM, Woods CR, Zimmerman GM, Majumdar SR, Spadafora S, Fera LA, Lee HN Age and ageing
19394018 A review of interventions used to improve adherence to medication in older people. 11/01/2009 Banning M International journal of nursing studies
19782454 Obesity and change in estimated GFR among older adults. 12/01/2009 de Boer IH, Katz R, Fried LF, Ix JH, Luchsinger J, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Siscovick DS, Kestenbaum B American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National
20121986 Family care as collaboration: effectiveness of a multicomponent support program for elderly couples with dementia. Randomized controlled intervention study. 12/01/2009 Eloniemi-Sulkava U, Saarenheimo M, Laakkonen ML, Pietila M, Savikko N, Kautiainen H, Tilvis RS, Pitkala KH Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
20121985 Cardiovascular exercise training extends influenza vaccine seroprotection in sedentary older adults: the immune function intervention trial. 12/01/2009 Woods JA, Keylock KT, Lowder T, Vieira VJ, Zelkovich W, Dumich S, Colantuano K, Lyons K, Leifheit K, Cook M, Chapman-Novakofski K, McAuley E Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19925615 Defining sarcopenia in terms of risk of physical limitations: a 5-year follow-up study of 3,153 chinese men and women. 12/01/2009 Woo J, Leung J, Sham A, Kwok T Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19925614 Normal body mass index rather than obesity predicts greater mortality in elderly people: the Jerusalem longitudinal study. 12/01/2009 Stessman J, Jacobs JM, Ein-Mor E, Bursztyn M Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
19996038 Clinical effectiveness of individual cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed older people in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. 12/01/2009 Serfaty MA, Haworth D, Blanchard M, Buszewicz M, Murad S, King M Archives of general psychiatry
19925613 Should oral nutritional supplementation be given to undernourished older people upon hospital discharge? A controlled trial. 12/01/2009 McMurdo ME, Price RJ, Shields M, Potter J, Stott DJ Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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
20040554 Ginkgo biloba for preventing cognitive decline in older adults: a randomized trial. 12/23/2009 Snitz BE, O'Meara ES, Carlson MC, Arnold AM, Ives DG, Rapp SR, Saxton J, Lopez OL, Dunn LO, Sink KM, DeKosky ST JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association