Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Early June 2013 to Mid-August)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].


The brief citations for systematic reviews and meta-analyses which have been published – or otherwise come to our attention – since early-June 2013 are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely; but the full-text of other articles will need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access.

The Bibliographic Citations

Maubert, A. Hanon, C. [and] Metton, J.P. (2013). [Adult onset Niemann-Pick type C disease and psychosis: Literature review.]. Encephale. August 5th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. French.

Watson, J. Crosby, H. Dale, V. [et al]. (2013). AESOPS: a randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of opportunistic screening and stepped care interventions for older hazardous alcohol users in primary care. Health Technology Assessment. June 2013; 17(25): 1-158. Full Text Link.

Gifford, K.A. Badaracco, M. Liu, D. [et al]. (2013). Blood pressure and cognition among older adults: a meta-analysis. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. July 9th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Liu, A.Y. Rajji, T.K. Blumberger, D.M. [et al]. (2013). Brain stimulation in the treatment of late-life severe mental illness other than unipolar nonpsychotic depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. July 23rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Canevelli, M. Adali, N. Tainturier, C. [et al]. (2013). Cognitive interventions targeting subjective cognitive complaints. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. July 2nd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Bahar-Fuchs, A. Clare, L. [and] Woods, B. (2013). Cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). June 5th 2013; Issue 6: No. CD003260. Full Text Link.

Bahar-Fuchs, A. Clare, L. [and] Woods, B. (2013). Cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation for persons with mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer’s or vascular type: a review. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. August 7th 2013; 5(4): 35. [Epub ahead of print].

Wang, J. Cui, M. Jiao, H. [et al]. (2013). Content analysis of systematic reviews on effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. April 2013; 33(2): 156-63. Review. Full Text Link.

Li, M. Wang, W. Li, Y. [et al]. (2013). CYP46A1 intron-2T/C polymorphism and Alzheimer’s disease: an updated meta-analysis of 16 studies including 3960 cases and 3828 controls. Neuroscience Letters. August 9th 2013; 549: 18-23.

Lim, X. Yeo, J.M. Green, A. [et al]. (2013). The diagnostic utility of cerebrospinal fluid alpha-synuclein analysis in dementia with Lewy bodies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. July 22nd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Micanovic, C. [and] Pal, S. (2013). The diagnostic utility of EEG in early-onset dementia: a systematic review of the literature with narrative analysis. Journal of Neural Transmission. July 31st 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Crichton, G.E. Bryan, J. [and] Murphy, K.J. (2013). Dietary antioxidants, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. July 24th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Van’t Leven, N. Prick, A.E. Groenewoud, J.G. [et al]. (2013). Dyadic interventions for community-dwelling people with dementia and their family caregivers: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics. July 24th 2013: 1-23. [Epub ahead of print].

Gates, N. Fiatarone Singh, M.A. Sachdev, P.S. [et al]. (2013). The effect of exercise training on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. July 3rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Abbott, R.A. Whear, R. Thompson-Coon, J. [et al]. (2013). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews. June 28th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Chan, K.Y. Wang, W. Wu, J.J. [et al]; Global Health Epidemiology Reference Group (GHERG) (2013). Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in China, 1990-2010: a systematic review and analysis. Lancet. June 8th 2013; 381(9882): 2016-23. Full Text Link. (Requires an Athens password).

Davis, D.H. Kreisel, S.H. Terrera, G.M. [et al]. (2013). The epidemiology of delirium: challenges and opportunities for population studies. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. July 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Zipursky, A.R. Gogolishvili, D. Rueda, S. [et al]. (2013). Evaluation of brief screening tools for neurocognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS: a systematic review of the literature. AIDS. June 6th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science. First-generation versus second-generation antipsychotics in adults: comparative effectiveness. April 10th 2013. Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Clinicians [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2007-. Full Text Link.

Abou-Setta, AM. Mousavi, SS. Spooner, C. [et al] (2012). First-generation versus second-generation antipsychotics in adults: comparative effectiveness [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); August 2012. Full Text Link.

Birks, J. [and] Craig, D. (2013). Galantamine for vascular cognitive impairment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). January 25th 2006; Issue 4: CD004746. Full Text Link. Note: This is a reprint of a Cochrane review, prepared and maintained by The Cochrane Collaboration and published in The Cochrane Library 2013, Issue 4.

Gridley, K. Brooks, J. [and] Glendinning, C. (2013). Good practice in social care for disabled adults and older people with severe and complex needs: evidence from a scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community. July 27th 2013.

Blake, M. (2013). Group reminiscence therapy for adults with dementia: a review. British Journal of Community Nursing. May 2013; 18(5): 228-33. Full Text Link. (Requires an Athens password).

George, J. Long, S. [and] Vincent, C. (2013). How can we keep patients with dementia safe in our acute hospitals? A review of challenges and solutions. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. May 28th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Notarianni, E. (2013). Hypercortisolemia and glucocorticoid receptor-signaling insufficiency in alzheimer’s disease initiation and development. Current Alzheimer Research. July 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Blom, K. Emmelot-Vonk, M.H. [and] Koek, H.D. (2013). The influence of vascular risk factors on cognitive decline in patients with dementia: A systematic review. Maturitas. July 10th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Moreth, J. Mavoungou, C. [and] Schindowski, K. (2013). Is abeta a sufficient biomarker for monitoring anti-abeta clinical studies? A critical review. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. July 2nd 2013; 5: 25. Full Text Link.

Norring-Agerskov, D. Laulund, A.S. Lauritzen, J.B. [et al]. (2013). Metaanalysis of risk factors for mortality in patients with hip fracture. Danish Medical Journal. August 2013; 60(8): A4675. Full Text Link.

Zhu, Z.G. Ai, Q.L. Wang, W.M. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis supports association of a functional SNP (rs1801133) in the MTHFR gene with Parkinson’s disease. Gene. August 2nd 2013 [Epub ahead of print].

Alvarez-Mora, M.I. Rodriguez-Revenga, L. Madrigal, I. [et al]. (2013). MicroRNA expression profiling in blood from fragile X-associated tremor / ataxia syndrome patients. Genes, Brain and Behaviour. August 2013; 12(6): 595-603.

Mental Health Gap Action Programme (2010). mhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings: Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP). Geneva: World Health Organization; 2010. Full Text Link.

Forlenza, O.V. Diniz, B.S. Stella, F. [et al]. (2013). Mild cognitive impairment (part 1): clinical characteristics and predictors of dementia. Revista brasileira de psiquiatria. April 2013; 35(2): 178-85. Full Text Link.

Grunewald, A. Kasten, M. Ziegler, A. [et al]. (2013). Next-generation phenotyping using the Parkin example: time to catch up with genetics. JAMA Neurology. July 8th 2013: 1-7.

Joe, J. [and] Demiris, G. (2013). Older adults and mobile phones for health: A review. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. June 25th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Schrag, M. Mueller, C. Zabel, M. [et al]. (2013). Oxidative stress in blood in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment: A meta-analysis. Neurobiology of Disease. July 15th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Weinstein, J.D. Gonzalez, E.R. Egleton, R.D. [et al]. (2013). A paradigm shift for evaluating pharmacotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease: the 10-patient screening protocol. Consultant Pharmacist. July 2013; 28(7): 443-54.

Vann Jones, S.A. [and] O’Brien, J.T. (2013). The prevalence and incidence of dementia with Lewy bodies: a systematic review of population and clinical studies – ERRATUM. Psychological Medicine. June 17th 2013: 1. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Okamura, H. Ishii, S. Ishii, T. [et al]. (2013). Prevalence of dementia in Japan: a systematic review. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. July 13th 2013; 36(1-2): 111-118. [Epub ahead of print].

Dols, A. Kupka, R.W. van Lammeren, A. [et al]. (2013). The prevalence of late-life mania: a review. Bipolar Disorders. August 6th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Wu, Y.T. Lee, H.Y. Norton, S. [et al]. (2013). Prevalence studies of dementia in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. June 11th 2013; 8(6): e66252. Full Text Link.

Nordberg, A. Ballard, C. Bullock, R. [et al]. (2013). A review of butyrylcholinesterase as a therapeutic target in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders. Epub 2013 March 7th 2013; 15(2).

Brody, A.A. [and] Galvin, J.E. (2013). A review of interprofessional dissemination and education interventions for recognizing and managing dementia. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2013; 34(3): 225-56.

de Medeiros, K. [and] Basting, A. (2013). “Shall I compare thee to a dose of donepezil?”: cultural arts interventions in dementia care research. Gerontologist. June 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Russ, T.C. Stamatakis, E. Hamer, M. [et al]. (2013). Socioeconomic status as a risk factor for dementia death: individual participant meta-analysis of 86 508 men and women from the UK. British Journal of Psychiatry. July 2013; 203: 10-7. Full Text Link.

Murray, C.J. Abraham, J. Ali, M.K. [et al]; US Burden of Disease Collaborators. (2013). The State of US Health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA. July 10th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Singh, P. [and] Jairajpuri, M.A. (2013). Structure function analysis of Serpin super-family: “a computational approach”. Protein and Peptide Letters. July 9th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Yeo, J.M. Lim, X. Khan, Z. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review of the diagnostic utility of SPECT imaging in dementia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. August 6th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Zimmerman, S. Anderson, W.L. Brode, S. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review: effective characteristics of nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings for people with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. July 19th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Hawkes, N. (2013). Systematic review finds no benefits to population screening for dementia. BMJ. July 19th 2013; 347: f4638. Full Text Link.

Brondino, N. De Silvestri, A. Re, S. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review and meta-analysis of Ginkgo biloba in neuropsychiatric disorders: from ancient tradition to modern-day medicine. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Epub May 28th 2013. Full Text Link.

Agostinho, L.A. Dos Santos, S.R. Alvarenga, R.M. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review of the intergenerational aspects and the diverse genetic profiles of Huntington’s disease. Genetics and Molecular Research. June 13th 2013; 12(2): 1974-81.

Day, E. Bentham, P.W. Callaghan, R. [et al]. (2013). Thiamine for prevention and treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in people who abuse alcohol. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). July 1st 2013; Issue 7: No. CD004033. Full Text Link.

Winkler, J.M. [and] Fox, H.S. (2013). Transcriptome meta-analysis reveals a central role for sex steroids in the degeneration of hippocampal neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. BMC Systems Biology. June 26th 2013; 7: 51. Full Text Link.

Bennett, S.A. Valenzuela, N. Xu, H. [et al]. (2013). Using neurolipidomics to identify phospholipid mediators of synaptic (dys)function in Alzheimer’s Disease. Frontiers in Physiology. July 16th 2013; 4: 168. Full Text Link.

Sivananthan, S.N. Puyat, J.H. [and] McGrail, K.M. (2013). Variations in self-reported practice of physicians providing clinical care to individuals with dementia: a systematic review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. July 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

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