The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.
All content in the app is free, and new issues will download regularly to your Newsstand.
Our monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience. The themed sections in every issue are colour-coded throughout so that you can easily find content relevant to you. The Bookmark feature allows you to create your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues. Additionally, the title page for every review includes a link to the full version of the review available on the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com.
The Cochrane Reviews included in this month's issue focus on a wide range of interesting topics from recent publications, including cognitive behavioural interventions for ADHD; interventions for autumn exacerbations of asthma; chemotherapy and radiotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer; and cannabis-based medicines for chronic neuropathic pain.
Our main review this month is ‘Non-invasive diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori infection’ from the Cochrane Upper GI and Pancreatic Diseases Group. The team of Cochrane researchers have summarized evidence from 101 studies with information available from 11,003 participants. The review looks at the accuracy of tests used to detect H pylori, a type of bacteria that is associated with gastric cancers. Conventionally detecting H Pylori involves obtaining tissue from the stomach using a thin flexible tube. The review looks instead at tests which try to pick up markers of infection in people’s breath, blood or faeces.