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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
23633373 Transarterial (chemo)embolisation versus no intervention or placebo intervention for liver metastases. 08/02/2013 Riemsma RP, Bala MM, Wolff R, Kleijnen J
23440834 Cerebrolysin for vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 Chen N, Yang M, Guo J, Zhou M, Zhu C, He L
23543530 Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome. 08/02/2013 Ruiz Garcia V, Lopez-Briz E, Carbonell Sanchis R, Gonzalvez Perales JL, Bort-Marti S
23740535 Cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. 08/02/2013 Bahar-Fuchs A, Clare L, Woods B Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23744578 Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. 08/02/2013 Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ
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
23881655 Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions. 07/22/2013 Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ
23689820 Cardiovascular safety of inhaled long-acting bronchodilators in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 07/08/2013 Gershon A, Croxford R, Calzavara A, To T, Stanbrook MB, Upshur R, Stukel TA
23821089 Home-based walking exercise intervention in peripheral artery disease: a randomized clinical trial. 07/03/2013 McDermott MM, Liu K, Guralnik JM, Criqui MH, Spring B, Tian L, Domanchuk K, Ferrucci L, Lloyd-Jones D, Kibbe M, Tao H, Zhao L, Liao Y, Rejeski WJ
23686982 Framingham stroke risk score and cognitive impairment for predicting first-time stroke in the oldest old. 07/01/2013 Sabayan B, Gussekloo J, de Ruijter W, Westendorp RG, de Craen AJ
23796001 Geriatric patient care by u.s. Pharmacists in healthcare teams: systematic review and meta-analyses. 07/01/2013 Lee JK, Slack MK, Martin J, Ehrman C, Chisholm-Burns M
23785110 Prediction of Severe, Persistent Activity-of-Daily-Living Disability in Older Adults. 06/19/2013 Kim DH, Newman AB, Lipsitz LA
23727163 Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a stroke (CLOTS 3): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. 05/31/2013 Dennis M, Sandercock P, Reid J, Graham C, Forbes J, Murray G
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
23574287 Musical intervention for patients with dementia: a meta-analysis. 05/01/2013 Vasionyte I, Madison G
23589097 Effects of the Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial (FINALEX): A Randomized Controlled Trial. 04/15/2013 Pitkala KH, Poysti MM, Laakkonen ML, Tilvis RS, Savikko N, Kautiainen H, Strandberg TE
23557678 Routine pharmacological venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in frail older hospitalised patients: where is the evidence? 04/04/2013 Greig MF, Rochow SB, Crilly MA, Mangoni AA
23468542 Screening for predementia AD: time-dependent operating characteristics of episodic memory tests. 04/02/2013 Derby CA, Burns LC, Wang C, Katz MJ, Zimmerman ME, L'italien G, Guo Z, Berman RM, Lipton RB
23581914 Infection prevention in long-term care: a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials. 04/01/2013 Uchida M, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M, Smith PW, Larson E
23292047 Effect of preoperative exercise on cardiorespiratory function and recovery after surgery: a systematic review. 04/01/2013 Lemanu DP, Singh PP, Maccormick AD, Arroll B, Hill AG World journal of surgery
23527904 Hospital fall prevention: a systematic review of implementation, components, adherence, and effectiveness. 04/01/2013 Hempel S, Newberry S, Wang Z, Booth M, Shanman R, Johnsen B, Shier V, Saliba D, Spector WD, Ganz DA
23290098 Oral health care in older people in long term care facilities: A systematic review of implementation strategies. 04/01/2013 Weening-Verbree L, Huisman-de Waal G, van Dusseldorp L, van Achterberg T, Schoonhoven L International journal of nursing studies
23543555 Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia. 03/28/2013 Declercq T, Petrovic M, Azermai M, Vander Stichele R, De Sutter AI, van Driel ML, Christiaens T
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
24423049 Making health care safer II: an updated critical analysis of the evidence for patient safety practices. 03/01/2013 Shekelle PG, Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ, Schoelles K, McDonald KM, Dy SM, Shojania K, Reston J, Berger Z, Johnsen B, Larkin JW, Lucas S, Martinez K, Motala A, Newberry SJ, Noble M, Pfoh E, Ranji SR, Rennke S, Schmidt E, Shanman R, Sullivan N, Sun F, Tipton K, Treadwell JR, Tsou A, Vaiana ME, Weaver SJ, Wilson R, Winters BD
23496291 Uric acid measurement improves prediction of cardiovascular mortality in later life. 03/01/2013 Dutta A, Henley W, Pilling LC, Wallace RB, Melzer D
23450593 Medication review in hospitalised patients to reduce morbidity and mortality. 02/28/2013 Christensen M, Lundh A Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23522927 Self-management intervention for chronic pain in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. 02/26/2013 Nicholas MK, Asghari A, Blyth FM, Wood BM, Murray R, McCabe R, Brnabic A, Beeston L, Corbett M, Sherrington C, Overton S Pain
23406914 Palliative use of non-invasive ventilation in end-of-life patients with solid tumours: a randomised feasibility trial. 02/11/2013 Nava S, Ferrer M, Esquinas A, Scala R, Groff P, Cosentini R, Guido D, Lin CH, Cuomo AM, Grassi M The lancet oncology
23350833 Flexible-dose fesoterodine in elderly adults with overactive bladder: results of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of fesoterodine in an aging population trial. 02/01/2013 Wagg A, Khullar V, Marschall-Kehrel D, Michel MC, Oelke M, Darekar A, Bitoun CE, Weinstein D, Osterloh I
23290598 Memantine in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 02/01/2013 Boxer AL, Knopman DS, Kaufer DI, Grossman M, Onyike C, Graf-Radford N, Mendez M, Kerwin D, Lerner A, Wu CK, Koestler M, Shapira J, Sullivan K, Klepac K, Lipowski K, Ullah J, Fields S, Kramer JH, Merrilees J, Neuhaus J, Mesulam MM, Miller BL
23440829 Exercise for improving outcomes after osteoporotic vertebral fracture. 01/31/2013 Giangregorio LM, Macintyre NJ, Thabane L, Skidmore CJ, Papaioannou A Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23303851 Alzheimer disease and risk of stroke: a population-based cohort study. 01/19/2013 Chi NF, Chien LN, Ku HL, Hu CJ, Chiou HY Neurology
23315222 Is case management effective in reducing the risk of unplanned hospital admissions for older people? A systematic review and meta-analysis. 01/12/2013 Huntley AL, Thomas R, Mann M, Huws D, Elwyn G, Paranjothy S, Purdy S Family practice
23299607 Effect of vitamin D supplementation on progression of knee pain and cartilage volume loss in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. 01/09/2013 McAlindon T, LaValley M, Schneider E, Nuite M, Lee JY, Price LL, Lo G, Dawson-Hughes B JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
22722228 Predictive value of the HAS-BLED and ATRIA bleeding scores for the risk of serious bleeding in a "real-world" population with atrial fibrillation receiving anticoagulant therapy. 01/01/2013 Roldan V, Marin F, Fernandez H, Manzano-Fernandez S, Gallego P, Valdes M, Vicente V, Lip GY Chest
23051740 An angiotensin II receptor blocker-calcium channel blocker combination prevents cardiovascular events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease better than high-dose angiotensin II receptor blockade alone. 01/01/2013 Kim-Mitsuyama S, Ogawa H, Matsui K, Jinnouchi T, Jinnouchi H, Arakawa K
23235663 Psychosocial interventions for reducing antipsychotic medication in care home residents. 12/12/2012 Richter T, Meyer G, Mohler R, Kopke S Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23245454 Comprehensive and subacute care interventions improve health-related quality of life for older patients after surgery for hip fracture: A randomised controlled trial. 12/12/2012 Shyu YI, Liang J, Tseng MY, Li HJ, Wu CC, Cheng HS, Chou SW, Chen CY, Yang CT International journal of nursing studies
23235582 Pentoxifylline for treating venous leg ulcers. 12/12/2012 Jull AB, Arroll B, Parag V, Waters J Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23142059 Effect of abiraterone acetate and prednisone compared with placebo and prednisone on pain control and skeletal-related events in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: exploratory analysis of data from the COU-AA-301 randomised tri 12/01/2012 Logothetis CJ, Basch E, Molina A, Fizazi K, North SA, Chi KN, Jones RJ, Goodman OB, Mainwaring PN, Sternberg CN, Efstathiou E, Gagnon DD, Rothman M, Hao Y, Liu CS, Kheoh TS, Haqq CM, Scher HI, de Bono JS The lancet oncology
23176020 Effectiveness of acute geriatric unit care using acute care for elders components: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 12/01/2012 Fox MT, Persaud M, Maimets I, O'Brien K, Brooks D, Tregunno D, Schraa E
23034729 Final follow-up of the Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (MASS) randomized trial of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. 12/01/2012 Thompson SG, Ashton HA, Gao L, Buxton MJ, Scott RA
22174431 Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of aliskiren monotherapy administered with a light meal in elderly hypertensive patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response evaluation study. 12/01/2012 Villa G, Le Breton S, Ibram G, Keefe DL Journal of clinical pharmacology
23176129 Calcium and vitamin D supplementation and cognitive impairment in the women's health initiative. 12/01/2012 Rossom RC, Espeland MA, Manson JE, Dysken MW, Johnson KC, Lane DS, LeBlanc ES, Lederle FA, Masaki KH, Margolis KL Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
23211271 REMCARE: reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family caregivers - effectiveness and cost-effectiveness pragmatic multicentre randomised trial. 12/01/2012 Woods RT, Bruce E, Edwards RT, Elvish R, Hoare Z, Hounsome B, Keady J, Moniz-Cook ED, Orgeta V, Orrell M, Rees J, Russell IT Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
23200128 Does case conferencing for people with advanced dementia living in nursing homes improve care outcomes: Evidence from an integrative review? 11/28/2012 Phillips JL, West PA, Davidson PM, Agar M International journal of nursing studies
23152215 Vitamin E for Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment. 11/14/2012 Farina N, Isaac MG, Clark AR, Rusted J, Tabet N Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23152202 Compression for venous leg ulcers. 11/14/2012 O'Meara S, Cullum N, Nelson EA, Dumville JC Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
23152201 Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. 11/14/2012 Evans JR, Lawrenson JG Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

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