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Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed: are there interventions that will help them?

20 November 2014 - 10:28am

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Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Tweetchat for patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes

17 November 2014 - 5:41pm

Three Cochrane Review Groups - Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS), Musculoskeletal (MSG) and Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD) - are planning to hold an hour-long Tweetchat on patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes on Tuesday 9th December, at 13:00 GMT, using the hashtag #CCFibro.

For more information, see below:

Objective: for Cochrane Review Groups to engage with relevant consumer and patient groups using simple questions to identify important outcomes in fibromyalgia, via Twitter.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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Canadian Cochrane Centre announces winners of its 'What's your story?' competition

14 November 2014 - 11:20pm

The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 'What's your story?' competition, highlighting stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on the lives of Canadians.

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/winners-whats-your-story-compe... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lori Tarbett Email address:  ltarbett@ohri.ca

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

13 November 2014 - 2:21pm

Quite a few when you work as a team!

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase/login.php Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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James Lind Alliance launches Priority Setting Partnership for hearing loss research

13 November 2014 - 5:50am

A new survey about prioritising research questions in mild to moderate hearing loss has been launched by the James Lind Alliance (JLA), with the support of UK-based Cochrane contributors. The JLA has set up a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to identify unanswered questions for mild-moderate hearing loss; its causes, diagnosis, management and self-management.

External link for more information:  http://www.hearinglink.org/jla-psp/survey Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sarah Chapman Email address:  Sarah.Chapman@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group announces the establishment of a Suicide and Self-Harm Satellite

11 November 2014 - 1:31am

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDAN) announces the formation of a Suicide and Self-Harm satellite based in Swansea, Wales.

External link for more information:  http://ccdan.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Antibiotics: on-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

6 November 2014 - 9:17pm

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[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 5 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), November 6]

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Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
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Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Evaluate the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

6 November 2014 - 6:24am

Please take some time to fill out the evaluation forms for the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium using the link provided below.  

If you were a day registrant, you can give your feedback just for that particular day.

External link for more information:  https://colloquium.cochrane.org/22nd-cochrane-colloquiu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Joseph Email address:  annajoseph@cmcvellore.ac.in

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

30 October 2014 - 11:11am

The first ever citation screening challenge is complete!

Starting at 15:00 GMT on Friday 31st October and running for 48 hours, around 75 EMBASE project screeners worked their way through 20,709 citations, in the process identifying 1713 RCTs. To put this into context, this work, completed in two days, is about the same amount of records as screeners typically review in two months.

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/EmbaseChallenge Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication - new Cochrane Evidence

30 October 2014 - 3:34am

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, October 30, 2014
[20.01 Hours US Eastern Time (EDT), October 29 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), October 30]

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

External link for more information:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD0... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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In memoriam: Monica Kjeldstrøm

24 October 2014 - 10:48am

Monica Kjeldstrøm
(1968-2014)

It is with great sadness that The Cochrane Collaboration announces the death of our colleague and friend, Monica Kjeldstrøm, on Sunday, 19 October 2014. Our thoughts and condolences are with Monica’s family, friends, and colleagues in Denmark and around the world.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Final results from 2014 elections to the Cochrane Steering Group

21 October 2014 - 11:04am

Nine positions on the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG), including one Co-Chair, were eligible for election in 2014.

Representing Authors: Mona Nasser (UK) – re-elected for a second term from September 2014 – September 2017 (this result was also announced on 24 June 2014).

Representing Centre Directors: Alvaro Atallah (Brazil) – elected for his first term from September 2014 – September 2017.

Representing Centre Staff: Joerg Meerpohl (Germany) - elected for his first term from September 2014 - September 2017.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/organisation-administ... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Claire Allen Email address:  callen@cochrane.org

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India's Citizen News Service attends Hyderabad Colloquium, reports on Cochrane's work

21 October 2014 - 6:01am

Bobby Ramakant and Shobha Shukla of India's Citizen News Service were among the journalists invited to attend the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad in September. Both entered fully into the Colloquium experience, participating in symposia and workshops, as well as attending a variety of sessions, conducting interviews with more than a dozen Colloquium delegates, and writing an extensive series of articles on topics relevant to the main theme of the 22nd Colloquium, 'Evidence-informed Public Health'.

External link for more information:  http://www.citizen-news.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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2014 Cochrane prize recipients

20 October 2014 - 1:27pm

Several prizes are awarded annually to Cochrane contributors. The 2014 recipients, awarded at the Hyderabad Colloquium, are as follows:

The Anne Anderson Award is awarded to inspire and recognise women Cochrane contributors for their achievements. The 2014 recipient is Elizabeth Waters, of the Cochrane Public Health Group.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Author Support Tool: Update on development and implementation

20 October 2014 - 11:53am

In March 2014, Cochrane circulated a Request for Proposals inviting submissions for the development, installation, and support of a multifaceted technology platform to support Cochrane authors in producing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane IKMD Email address:  tech@cochrane.org

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Evidence-informed health care for Hungary: the Hungarian Cochrane Branch opens

20 October 2014 - 7:20am

Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of a new Cochrane branch in Hungary.

The establishment of the Hungarian branch, part of the Cochrane German Centre, will have its base at the University of Pécs.

The branch will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care by producing accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews, as well as providing support and training to new Cochrane Review authors.

The Director of the Hungarian Branch is Professor Tamás Decsi who is a professor of paediatrics and Director of the Clinical Centre of the University of Pécs.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Join us for the October #cochraneauthor chat

20 October 2014 - 3:40am

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? Please join us for the October edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat, to be guest hosted by Cochrane's Senior Training Co-ordinator, Miranda Cumpston.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/training Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cindy Farquhar - Cochrane's new Co-Chair

15 October 2014 - 1:35pm

During the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cindy Farquhar was appointed as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Steering Group.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/contact/steering-group Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for bipolar research in the UK

15 October 2014 - 7:58am

A new UK-wide survey about bipolar has been launched by a partnership of mental health groups, supported by the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety, and Neurosis Group.

The survey gives individuals, families, clinicians and other professionals the opportunity to influence research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of bipolar.

The survey has been developed by the James Lind Alliance Bipolar Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) with partners including charities, research funders, clinicians and service users. 

External link for more information:  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/bipolar Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Timing of epidural is up to the mother - new Cochrane evidence

9 October 2014 - 11:04am

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
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Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
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Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cpchrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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