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  • Cochrane US Network's first in-person meeting
    Cochrane US Network convened for their first in-person meeting on 10 – 11 December 2019 in Philadelphia, hosted by American College of Physicians, an affiliate center.  The meeting was well attended, with delegates representing 17 of the 21 member groups that comprise the US Network. This convening served as an opportunity for sharing information...
    17 December 2019
  • Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema
    In this interview with review author Anjna Rani we learn more about the recently published review, Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema.

    Tell us about this Cochrane Review  
    This review looks at the evidence of treatments, such as antibiotics, antibacterial soaps/baths, to reduce a type of...
    16 December 2019
  • Featured review: Corticosteroids for treating sepsis
    The authors reviewed the evidence on the effect on death of using corticosteroids in children and adults with sepsis.Sepsis is present when an infection is complicated by organ failure. People develop rapid breathing, hypotension (low blood pressure), and mental confusion. Sepsis can interfere with the effectiveness of the body’s corticosteroids,...
    16 December 2019
  • Cochrane review found that fortification with folic acid may improve folate status and reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects.
    Originally published in the Cornell ChronicleFolate is an essential B-vitamin that is needed for DNA synthesis and cell division. Folate deficiency can lead to anemia, and deficiency early in pregnancy can lead to neural tube defects – birth defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, including spina bifida.A Cochrane systematic review on the...
    10 December 2019
  • The Cochrane Crowd challenges are always fun. People from around the world log in to Cochrane Crowd and assess titles and abstracts, deciding whether they are describing a randomised trial or not. Here’s an example:It’s slightly odd perhaps just how fun it is; how with every challenge the race towards the finish line is a guaranteed adrenalin rush...
    10 December 2019
  • Launch of new Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare Field
    Today, a new Cochrane entity, which will focus on tackling medical excess, launches at the annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney. Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare will advocate and promote the use of evidence to ensure a more sustainable approach to healthcare.

    The new Cochrane Field aims to become a hub that will foster,...
    7 December 2019
  • All content remains freely available on the Colloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!
    All content remains freely available on the Colloquium website and open to everyone!Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. The unprecedented situation of civil unrest across...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane Library Editorial -Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare: evidence for action on too much medicine
    Medical excess threatens the health of individuals and the sustainability of health systems. The best available evidence demonstrates that reducing medical excess is very challenging and that there is a pressing need for more and broader work on how to move forward. A new editorial in the Cochrane Library examines these  issues and how the...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane China Network working groups meeting - November 2019
    Cochrane China Network working groups had an informal meeting included in the 13th China Health Technology Assessment Forum, hosted by Prof Yingyao Chen (from Fudan University) on 17th November.Eight Cochrane China Network working groups reported their work on Cochrane and some achievements in health technology assessment Cochrane. Prof Jianping...
    6 December 2019
  • Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library
    Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June. Karla replaced Dr. David Tovey, who stepped down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995 in the video below;

    Karla Soares-Weiser was born...
    6 December 2019
  • Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
    Welcome to Cochrane’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Friday's Content - Looking forward
    Today we look ahead to 2020, the ways to get involved in Cochrane, and what the...
    5 December 2019
  • There is no one place or office that is 'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location.
    There is no one place or office that is 'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location. This year’s virtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium embodies this global and...
    4 December 2019
  • Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This commitment is reflected in our current Commercial Sponsorship Policy which not only requires interests to be declared, it also rules that some conflicts will prevent authors from
    Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This commitment is...
    4 December 2019
  • Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke.
    Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication. Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a...
    3 December 2019
  • Join us December 3 to increase awareness of diverse abilities, promote inclusion for those with disabilities, and highlight Cochrane evidence around this subject
    Join us December 3 to increase awareness of diverse abilities, promote inclusion for those with disabilities, and highlight Cochrane evidence around this subject.The United Nations recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) each year on December 3. This day increases awareness of diverse abilities and promotes inclusion for...
    3 December 2019
  • The Cochrane Library is now available in the Dominican Republic providing high quality, trusted health information for health decision makers.  The new Cochrane affiliate will be located at the Ministry of Health in Santo Domingo and will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care through dissemination of Cochrane evidence and...
    29 November 2019
  • Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how...
    28 November 2019
  • Podcast: Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis
    Psoriasis is a common skin problem and there are several Cochrane Reviews of various ways to treat it. These were added to in July 2019 with the publication of a new review on the potential benefits of lifestyle changes. We asked Professor Ching-Chi Chi from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan Taiwan to tell us what they found.Psoriasis is...
    28 November 2019
  • More information on how you can take part!
    It’s only a few days away - Virtual #CochraneSantiagoNext week is our first Virtual Colloquium and we are delighted to showcase the fabulous work of hundreds of Cochrane contributors.We look forward to welcoming you Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December and here’s more information on how you can take part and hopefully answer some of your...
    27 November 2019
  • Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It accounts for approximately 2% of all cancers and is still considered incurable. For people with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), who are unsuitable for a procedure where damaged blood cells are replaced with healthy ones (stem-cell transplant), treatment is usually a multiple drug combination...
    26 November 2019

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