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  • Mosquitoes and malaria: Cochrane is on the case
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases 14 Cochrane Reviews used in the World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria.Bednets with insecticide in the fabric reduce child deaths by about one-fifth in malaria areas in Africa – that was the key message of the Cochrane Review published in 1998. Since then the ...
    23 May 2017
  • Cochrane's 'logo review' gets an update
    Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth.See additional resources at the bottom of this articleEach horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our...
    4 May 2017
  • Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative
    Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articlesCochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of achieving this, Cochrane has been working in partnership with Wikipedia since 2014 to improve the evidence base of health...
    1 February 2017
  • 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...
    21 December 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...
    9 December 2016
  • The Cochrane Community responds to Strategy to 2020
    Cochrane's Strategy to 2020 aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. It defines how we intend to accomplish this and provides a framework for Cochrane’s future decision-making, helping us respond to the strategic opportunities and challenges that we face in the next decade and beyond. It is the...
    7 November 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...
    3 November 2016
  • So far this year, 90% of the 2016 WHO guidelines contain Cochrane Evidence
    So far this year, 90% of the 2016 WHO guidelines contain Cochrane EvidenceCochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. During the past 20 years, Cochrane has helped to transform the way health decisions are made. Cochrane contributors - 37,000 from more than 130 countries - work together to produce credible, accessible health...
    6 October 2016
  • Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) accounts for about one-fifth of all cases of tuberculosis and is a major health burden in India - one that had previously had uncertainty surrounding diagnosis and management. In August India released INDEX-TB guidelines for diagnosis and management of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). This extensively peer-...
    21 September 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on xylitol for preventing caries
    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 Review 'Xylitol-containing products for preventing dental caries in children and adults', published in March 2015...
    31 August 2016

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