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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
28742684 Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients Physically Ineligible for Open Repair: Very Long-term Follow-up in the EVAR-2 Randomized Controlled Trial. 08/01/2017 Sweeting MJ, Patel R, Powell JT, Greenhalgh RM
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
28736853 Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis. 07/24/2017 Lomas-Vega R, Obrero-Gaitan E, Molina-Ortega FJ, Del-Pino-Casado R
28734045 Effectiveness of Light Therapy in Cognitively Impaired Persons: A Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 07/22/2017 Chiu HL, Chan PT, Chu H, Hsiao SS, Liu D, Lin CH, Chou KR
28727581 Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 07/20/2017 Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E
28716654 Exercise interventions for individuals with advanced cancer: A systematic review. 07/15/2017 Dittus KL, Gramling RE, Ades PA
28708236 Psychosocial interventions for fatigue during cancer treatment with palliative intent. 07/14/2017 Poort H, Peters M, Bleijenberg G, Gielissen MF, Goedendorp MM, Jacobsen P, Verhagen S, Knoop H
28526493 Improving comfort around dying in elderly people: a cluster randomised controlled trial. 07/08/2017 Beernaert K, Smets T, Cohen J, Verhofstede R, Costantini M, Eecloo K, Van Den Noortgate N, Deliens L
28676557 Effect of specialist palliative care services on quality of life in adults with advanced incurable illness in hospital, hospice, or community settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/04/2017 Gaertner J, Siemens W, Meerpohl JJ, Antes G, Meffert C, Xander C, Stock S, Mueller D, Schwarzer G, Becker G
28671265 Corticosteroids for adult patients with advanced cancer who have nausea and vomiting (not related to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery). 07/03/2017 Vayne-Bossert P, Haywood A, Good P, Khan S, Rickett K, Hardy JR
28393461 Bleeding risk of antiplatelet drugs compared with oral anticoagulants in older patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/01/2017 Melkonian M, Jarzebowski W, Pautas E, Siguret V, Belmin J, Lafuente-Lafuente C
27864991 The effects of life review on psycho-spiritual well-being among patients with life-threatening illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 07/01/2017 Chen Y, Xiao H, Yang Y, Lan X
28402245 Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism. 06/29/2017 Stott DJ, Rodondi N, Kearney PM, Ford I, Westendorp RGJ, Mooijaart SP, Sattar N, Aubert CE, Aujesky D, Bauer DC, Baumgartner C, Blum MR, Browne JP, Byrne S, Collet TH, Dekkers OM, den Elzen WPJ, Du Puy RS, Ellis G, Feller M, Floriani C, Hendry K, Hurley C, Jukema JW, Kean S, Kelly M, Krebs D, Langhorne P, McCarthy G, McCarthy V, McConnachie A, McDade M, Messow M, O'Flynn A, O'Riordan D, Poortvliet RKE, Quinn TJ, Russell A, Sinnott C, Smit JWA, Van Dorland HA, Walsh KA, Walsh EK, Watt T, Wilson R, Gussekloo J
28657160 Ketamine as an adjuvant to opioids for cancer pain. 06/28/2017 Bell RF, Eccleston C, Kalso EA
28603881 Early palliative care for adults with advanced cancer. 06/12/2017 Haun MW, Estel S, Rucker G, Friederich HC, Villalobos M, Thomas M, Hartmann M
28593859 European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) guidelines for palliative care in adults with glioma. 06/01/2017 Pace A, Dirven L, Koekkoek JAF, Golla H, Fleming J, Ruda R, Marosi C, Le Rhun E, Grant R, Oliver K, Oberg I, Bulbeck HJ, Rooney AG, Henriksson R, Pasman HRW, Oberndorfer S, Weller M, Taphoorn MJB
28660785 Non-elastic taping, but not elastic taping, provides benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis: systemic review and meta-analysis. 06/01/2017 Ouyang JH, Chang KH, Hsu WY, Cho YT, Liou TH, Lin YN
28302751 Impact of the Clinical Frailty Scale on Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. 05/23/2017 Shimura T, Yamamoto M, Kano S, Kagase A, Kodama A, Koyama Y, Tsuchikane E, Suzuki T, Otsuka T, Kohsaka S, Tada N, Yamanaka F, Naganuma T, Araki M, Shirai S, Watanabe Y, Hayashida K
28319231 Association of Suicidality and Depression With 5alpha-Reductase Inhibitors. 05/01/2017 Welk B, McArthur E, Ordon M, Anderson KK, Hayward J, Dixon S
28198997 Randomized clinical trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery. 05/01/2017 Partridge JS, Harari D, Martin FC, Peacock JL, Bell R, Mohammed A, Dhesi JK The British journal of surgery
28205215 Multicenter Validation of an MMSE-MoCA Conversion Table. 05/01/2017 Bergeron D, Flynn K, Verret L, Poulin S, Bouchard RW, Bocti C, Fulop T, Lacombe G, Gauthier S, Nasreddine Z, Laforce RJ
27884765 Efficacy of Clarithromycin-Naproxen-Oseltamivir Combination in the Treatment of Patients Hospitalized for Influenza A(H3N2) Infection: An Open-label Randomized, Controlled, Phase IIb/III Trial. 05/01/2017 Hung IFN, To KKW, Chan JFW, Cheng VCC, Liu KSH, Tam A, Chan TC, Zhang AJ, Li P, Wong TL, Zhang R, Cheung MKS, Leung W, Lau JYN, Fok M, Chen H, Chan KH, Yuen KY
28418065 Vitamin E for Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment. 04/18/2017 Farina N, Llewellyn D, Isaac MGEKN, Tabet N
28396328 Risk of pneumonia associated with incident benzodiazepine use among community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease. 04/10/2017 Taipale H, Tolppanen AM, Koponen M, Tanskanen A, Lavikainen P, Sund R, Tiihonen J, Hartikainen S
28304219 Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. 04/06/2017 Reardon MJ, Van Mieghem NM, Popma JJ, Kleiman NS, Sondergaard L, Mumtaz M, Adams DH, Deeb GM, Maini B, Gada H, Chetcuti S, Gleason T, Heiser J, Lange R, Merhi W, Oh JK, Olsen PS, Piazza N, Williams M, Windecker S, Yakubov SJ, Grube E, Makkar R, Lee JS, Conte J, Vang E, Nguyen H, Chang Y, Mugglin AS, Serruys PW, Kappetein AP
28241237 Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia in Older Men: A Controlled Clinical Trial. 04/01/2017 Roy CN, Snyder PJ, Stephens-Shields AJ, Artz AS, Bhasin S, Cohen HJ, Farrar JT, Gill TM, Zeldow B, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Matsumoto AM, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Hou X, Resnick SM, Walston JD, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Schrier SL, Ellenberg SS
28148599 National Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalization, Readmission, and Mortality for Medicare Beneficiaries, 1999-2013. 03/28/2017 Freeman JV, Wang Y, Akar J, Desai N, Krumholz H
28135725 Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older to Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. 03/21/2017 Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Rich R, Humphrey LL, Frost J, Forciea MA
28114673 Benefits and Harms of Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 03/21/2017 Weiss J, Freeman M, Low A, Fu R, Kerfoot A, Paynter R, Motu'apuaka M, Kondo K, Kansagara D
28306147 Early Functional Limitations in Cognitively Normal Older Adults Predict Diagnostic Conversion to Mild Cognitive Impairment. 03/17/2017 Farias ST, Lau K, Harvey D, Denny KG, Barba C, Mefford AN
28306156 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Antipsychotic Use and Risk of Dementia in Veterans. 03/17/2017 Roughead EE, Pratt NL, Kalisch Ellett LM, Ramsay EN, Barratt JD, Morris P, Killer G
28276089 Life-Space Mobility and Cognitive Decline Among Mexican Americans Aged 75 Years and Older. 03/09/2017 Silberschmidt S, Kumar A, Raji MM, Markides K, Ottenbacher KJ, Al Snih S
28350796 The impact of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) on cognition, quality of life, caregiver health, and family relationships in dementia: A randomised controlled trial. 03/01/2017 Orrell M, Yates L, Leung P, Kang S, Hoare Z, Whitaker C, Burns A, Knapp M, Leroi I, Moniz-Cook E, Pearson S, Simpson S, Spector A, Roberts S, Russell I, de Waal H, Woods RT, Orgeta V
28152167 Implementation of Observational Pain Management Protocol for Residents With Dementia: A Cluster-RCT. 03/01/2017 Liu JY, Lai CK
28236922 Preoperative frailty is predictive of complications after major lower extremity amputation. 03/01/2017 Fang ZB, Hu FY, Arya S, Gillespie TW, Rajani RR
28304090 Osteoporosis Treatment Efficacy for Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 03/01/2017 Nayak S, Greenspan SL
28304092 Mediation of Cognitive Function Improvements by Strength Gains After Resistance Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Outcomes of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training. 03/01/2017 Mavros Y, Gates N, Wilson GC, Jain N, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev PS, Valenzuela M, Fiatarone Singh MA
28241356 Testosterone Treatment and Cognitive Function in Older Men With Low Testosterone and Age-Associated Memory Impairment. 02/21/2017 Resnick SM, Matsumoto AM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS, Gill TM, Shumaker SA, Pleasants DD, Barrett-Connor E, Bhasin S, Cauley JA, Cella D, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Farrar JT, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Hou X, Snyder PJ
27858951 An Occupational Therapy Fall Reduction Home Visit Program for Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Hong Kong After an Emergency Department Visit for a Fall. 02/01/2017 Chu MM, Fong KN, Lit AC, Rainer TH, Cheng SW, Au FL, Fung HK, Wong CM, Tong HK
28248154 CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with subthreshold depression (CASPER): a multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. 02/01/2017 Lewis H, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Birtwistle J, Bosanquet K, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lilley-Kelly A, Maya J, McMillan D, Meer S, Meredith J, Mitchell N, Nutbrown S, Overend K, Pasterfield M, Richards D, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Ziegler F, Gilbody S
28181639 Effectiveness of medication withdrawal in older fallers: results from the Improving Medication Prescribing to reduce Risk Of FALLs (IMPROveFALL) trial. 01/10/2017 Boye ND, van der Velde N, de Vries OJ, van Lieshout EM, Hartholt KA, Mattace-Raso FU, Lips P, Patka P, van Beeck EF, van der Cammen TJ
27773479 Second-Generation Antidepressants and Hyponatremia Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study of Older Adults. 01/01/2017 Gandhi S, Shariff SZ, Al-Jaishi A, Reiss JP, Mamdani MM, Hackam DG, Li L, McArthur E, Weir MA, Garg AX
27899749 Long-Term Risk of Dementia Among Survivors of Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke. 01/01/2017 Corraini P, Henderson VW, Ording AG, Pedersen L, Horvath-Puho E, Sorensen HT
27802493 Long-term Outcomes of the Western Australian Trial of Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. 12/01/2016 McCaul KA, Lawrence-Brown M, Dickinson JA, Norman PE
27298071 Antipsychotic Use and Risk of Hospitalization or Death Due to Pneumonia in Persons With and Those Without Alzheimer Disease. 12/01/2016 Tolppanen AM, Koponen M, Tanskanen A, Lavikainen P, Sund R, Tiihonen J, Hartikainen S, Taipale H
27871502 Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic adults. 12/01/2016 Ali MU, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, Miller J, Warren R, Kenny M, Sherifali D, Raina P
27851868 Pharmacotherapies for sleep disturbances in dementia. 11/16/2016 McCleery J, Cohen DA, Sharpley AL
27838723 Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 11/15/2016 Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Davidson KW, Epling JW Jr, Garcia FA, Gillman MW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, LeFevre ML, Mangione CM, Phillips WR, Owens DK, Phipps MG, Pignone MP
27838722 Statins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. 11/15/2016 Chou R, Dana T, Blazina I, Daeges M, Jeanne TL