Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Caregiver-mediated exercises for improving outcomes after stroke
    Caregiver-mediated exercises may be a promising form of therapy to add to usual care.Stroke is a major cause of acquired adult disability. Research has shown that more time spent on exercise therapy in the first weeks to months after stroke leads to better functioning and allowing early supported discharge. Due to lack of personnel and resources,...
    Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on how often to change peripheral venous catheters
     The Cochrane Review Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters is an update of a review previously published in April 2013, and first published in 2010 from the Cochrane Vascular Group.The review found significant evidence that routinely changing or replacing peripheral venous catheters is no better...
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
  • New Campbell review confirms little or no effect of community deworming
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases.The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the ...
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009921.pub2/abstract
    A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care.  However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and costs....
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • The Cochrane Review on portion sizes - from publication to informing policy
    The Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco published in September 2015 from the Cochrane Public Health Group found significant evidence that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware...
    Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.  Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); while early, unintended pregnancy can have a major impact on the lives of young people.
    Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane Review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 2016
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the...
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources. The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
    Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
    Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the symptoms. Many...
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • International Infection Prevention Week 2016
     The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.BlogsCentral venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently CochraneGetting evidence...
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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