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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
23152202 Compression for venous leg ulcers. 11/14/2012 O'Meara S, Cullum N, Nelson EA, Dumville JC Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23128863 Physical therapy interventions for knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis: a systematic review. 11/06/2012 Wang SY, Olson-Kellogg B, Shamliyan TA, Choi JY, Ramakrishnan R, Kane RL Annals of internal medicine
23121489 Delirium in older patients: a diagnostic study of NEECHAM Confusion Scale in surgical intensive care unit. 11/02/2012 Matarese M, Generoso S, Ivziku D, Pedone C, De Marinis MG Journal of clinical nursing
23039270 Tools to detect delirium superimposed on dementia: a systematic review. 11/01/2012 Morandi A, McCurley J, Vasilevskis EE, Fick DM, Bellelli G, Lee P, Jackson JC, Shenkin SD, Marcotrabucchi, Schnelle J, Inouye SK, Ely WE, MacLullich A Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
22822235 Extended exercise rehabilitation after hip fracture improves patients' physical function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 11/01/2012 Auais MA, Eilayyan O, Mayo NE
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
23075176 Relapse risk after discontinuation of risperidone in Alzheimer's disease. 10/18/2012 Devanand DP, Mintzer J, Schultz SK, Andrews HF, Sultzer DL, de la Pena D, Gupta S, Colon S, Schimming C, Pelton GH, Levin B The New England journal of medicine
23076951 Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults. 10/17/2012 Gagliardi AM, Gomes Silva BN, Torloni MR, Soares BG Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23076892 Oestrogen therapy for urinary incontinence in post-menopausal women. 10/17/2012 Cody JD, Jacobs ML, Richardson K, Moehrer B, Hextall A Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22965960 Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and toxicity of subcutaneous ketamine in the management of cancer pain. 10/10/2012 Hardy J, Quinn S, Fazekas B, Plummer J, Eckermann S, Agar M, Spruyt O, Rowett D, Currow DC Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of
23027318 Two novel equations to estimate kidney function in persons aged 70 years or older. 10/02/2012 Schaeffner ES, Ebert N, Delanaye P, Frei U, Gaedeke J, Jakob O, Kuhlmann MK, Schuchardt M, Tolle M, Ziebig R, van der Giet M, Martus P Annals of internal medicine
22959217 Long-term use of standardised ginkgo biloba extract for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease (GuidAge): a randomised placebo-controlled trial. 10/01/2012 Vellas B, Coley N, Ousset PJ, Berrut G, Dartigues JF, Dubois B, Grandjean H, Pasquier F, Piette F, Robert P, Touchon J, Garnier P, Mathiex-Fortunet H, Andrieu S Lancet neurology
23026829 Frailty screening methods for predicting outcome of a comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients with cancer: a systematic review. 10/01/2012 Hamaker ME, Jonker JM, de Rooij SE, Vos AG, Smorenburg CH, van Munster BC The lancet oncology
22695327 Oral bisphosphonate use in the elderly is not associated with acute kidney injury. 10/01/2012 Shih AW, Weir MA, Clemens KK, Yao Z, Gomes T, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN, Hird A, Hodsman A, Parikh CR, Wald R, Cadarette SM, Garg AX Kidney international
22949475 Transcranial Doppler ultrasound for screening cerebral small vessel disease: a community study. 10/01/2012 Mok V, Ding D, Fu J, Xiong Y, Chu WW, Wang D, Abrigo JM, Yang J, Wong A, Zhao Q, Guo Q, Hong Z, Wong KS Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
22609117 Effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention program to reduce falls incidence among community-living older adults: a randomized controlled trial. 10/01/2012 Perula LA, Varas-Fabra F, Rodriguez V, Ruiz-Moral R, Fernandez JA, Gonzalez J, Perula CJ, Roldan AM, de Dios C Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
22504154 Evidence of detraining after 12-week home-based exercise programs designed to reduce fall-risk factors in older people recently discharged from hospital. 10/01/2012 Vogler CM, Menant JC, Sherrington C, Ogle SJ, Lord SR Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
23018151 The CHA2DS2-VASc score identifies those patients with atrial fibrillation and a CHADS2 score of 1 who are unlikely to benefit from oral anticoagulant therapy. 09/27/2012 Coppens M, Eikelboom JW, Hart RG, Yusuf S, Lip GY, Dorian P, Shestakovska O, Connolly SJ European heart journal
22986378 Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review. 09/18/2012 Prvu Bettger J, Alexander KP, Dolor RJ, Olson DM, Kendrick AS, Wing L, Coeytaux RR, Graffagnino C, Duncan PW Annals of internal medicine
22972145 Transarterial (chemo)embolisation versus no intervention or placebo intervention for liver metastases. 09/12/2012 Riemsma RP, Bala MM, Wolff R, Kleijnen J Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972146 Medical treatment for small abdominal aortic aneurysms. 09/12/2012 Rughani G, Robertson L, Clarke M Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972070 Empiric antibiotic coverage of atypical pathogens for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized adults. 09/12/2012 Eliakim-Raz N, Robenshtok E, Shefet D, Gafter-Gvili A, Vidal L, Paul M, Leibovici L Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972103 Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. 09/12/2012 Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972143 Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps. 09/12/2012 Garrison SR, Allan GM, Sekhon RK, Musini VM, Khan KM Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972133 Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment. 09/12/2012 Russ TC, Morling JR Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22972051 Vitamin K antagonists versus antiplatelet therapy after transient ischaemic attack or minor ischaemic stroke of presumed arterial origin. 09/12/2012 De Schryver EL, Algra A, Kappelle LJ, van Gijn J, Koudstaal PJ Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22964778 Interventions to Improve Adherence to Self-administered Medications for Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Systematic Review. 09/11/2012 Viswanathan M, Golin CE, Jones CD, Ashok M, Blalock SJ, Wines RC, Coker-Schwimmer EJ, Rosen DL, Sista P, Lohr KN Annals of internal medicine
22945950 Managing patients with multimorbidity: systematic review of interventions in primary care and community settings. 09/03/2012 Smith SM, Soubhi H, Fortin M, Hudon C, O'Dowd T BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
22743149 Duloxetine for the management of pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: randomised placebo-controlled trial. 09/01/2012 Abou-Raya S, Abou-Raya A, Helmii M Age and ageing
22952073 Meta-analysis of nonpharmacological interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. 09/01/2012 Brodaty H, Arasaratnam C The American journal of psychiatry
22880945 Improvement in nutritional status reduces the clinical impact of infections in older adults. 09/01/2012 Forster SE, Powers HJ, Foulds GA, Flower DJ, Hopkinson K, Parker SG, Young TA, Saxton J, Pockley AG, Williams EA Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
22985140 Enhanced fitness: a randomized controlled trial of the effects of home-based physical activity counseling on glycemic control in older adults with prediabetes mellitus. 09/01/2012 Morey MC, Pieper CF, Edelman DE, Yancy WS Jr, Green JB, Lum H, Peterson MJ, Sloane R, Cowper PA, Bosworth HB, Huffman KM, Cavanaugh JT, Hall KS, Pearson MP, Taylor GA Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
22933583 Long-Term Mortality in Patients With Stroke of Undetermined Etiology. 08/28/2012 Nam HS, Kim HC, Kim YD, Lee HS, Kim J, Lee DH, Heo JH Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
22858389 Performance of the HEMORR(2)HAGES, ATRIA, and HAS-BLED Bleeding Risk-Prediction Scores in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Anticoagulation: The AMADEUS (Evaluating the Use of SR34006 Compared to Warfarin or Acenocoumarol in Patients With Atria 08/28/2012 Apostolakis S, Lane DA, Guo Y, Buller H, Lip GY Journal of the American College of Cardiology
22918089 The Assessment of Services Promoting Independence and Recovery in Elders Trial (ASPIRE): a pre-planned meta-analysis of three independent randomised controlled trial evaluations of ageing in place initiatives in New Zealand. 08/22/2012 Parsons M, Senior HE, Kerse N, Chen MH, Jacobs S, Vanderhoorn S, Brown PM, Anderson C Age and ageing
22895929 Compression for preventing recurrence of venous ulcers. 08/15/2012 Nelson EA, Bell-Syer SE Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
22872695 Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial. 08/07/2012 Clemson L, Fiatarone Singh MA, Bundy A, Cumming RG, Manollaras K, O'Loughlin P, Black D BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
22877848 Temozolomide versus standard 6-week radiotherapy versus hypofractionated radiotherapy in patients older than 60 years with glioblastoma: the Nordic randomised, phase 3 trial. 08/06/2012 Malmstrom A, Gronberg BH, Marosi C, Stupp R, Frappaz D, Schultz H, Abacioglu U, Tavelin B, Lhermitte B, Hegi ME, Rosell J, Henriksson R The lancet oncology
22843355 Can falls be predicted with gait analytical and posturographic measurement systems? A prospective follow-up study in a nursing home population. 07/27/2012 Schwesig R, Fischer D, Lauenroth A, Becker S, Leuchte S Clinical rehabilitation
22837541 Improving balance control and self-reported lower extremity function in community-dwelling older adults: a randomized control trial. 07/26/2012 Melzer I, Oddsson LI Clinical rehabilitation
22835411 Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Interventions on Depression Outcomes in Adults 64 Years of Age and Older. 07/24/2012 Gellis ZD, Kang-Yi C The American journal of cardiology
22689805 Multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase III trial of decitabine versus patient choice, with physician advice, of either supportive care or low-dose cytarabine for the treatment of older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia. 07/20/2012 Kantarjian HM, Thomas XG, Dmoszynska A, Wierzbowska A, Mazur G, Mayer J, Gau JP, Chou WC, Buckstein R, Cermak J, Kuo CY, Oriol A, Ravandi F, Faderl S, Delaunay J, Lysak D, Minden M, Arthur C Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of
22807076 Efficacy of psychosocial intervention in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease: the multicentre, rater blinded, randomised Danish Alzheimer Intervention Study (DAISY). 07/17/2012 Waldorff FB, Buss DV, Eckermann A, Rasmussen ML, Keiding N, Rishoj S, Siersma V, Sorensen J, Sorensen LV, Vogel A, Waldemar G BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
22801243 Gastroretentive Gabapentin (G-GR) Formulation Reduces Intensity of Pain Associated With Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN). 07/13/2012 Sang CN, Sathyanarayana R, Sweeney M The Clinical journal of pain
22786488 Long term hormone therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. 07/11/2012 Marjoribanks J, Farquhar C, Roberts H, Lethaby A Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
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
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.)
22766084 Molecular Techniques for Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 07/01/2012 O'Horo JC, Jones A, Sternke M, Harper C, Safdar N Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic
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
22672915 The effect of virtual reality gaming on dynamic balance in older adults. 07/01/2012 Rendon AA, Lohman EB, Thorpe D, Johnson EG, Medina E, Bradley B Age and ageing