New Cochrane Library Special Collection 20 November 2019 is the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’s World COPD day. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease. The main symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. COPD is caused by breathing in noxious particles or gases from...
19 November 2019
Interview with review author Beverley Lim Høeg, from the Danish Cancer Society Research CenterWhat is the aim of this review?More and more people are surviving cancer and receiving follow-up care. The aim of this review was to compare the effectiveness of different types of follow-up care after completion of cancer treatment on the outcomes of...
12 November 2019
Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review...
28 Oktober 2019
Fluoxetine is a medicine used for the treatment of depression, which reduces appetite as a side effect. Therefore, it is suspected that fluoxetine could be used as a treatment for overweight or obese people. In this group of people administration of fluoxetine means an off-label treatment which means it is not licensed for treating obesity.
21 Oktober 2019
Malignant melanoma, which can be fatal, is increasingly common and there is debate about whether it should join the list of cancers that are screened for. A new Cochrane Review from June 2019 looks at the current evidence and we asked one of the authors, Minna Johansson from Cochrane Sweden, to tell us what they found.
In thinking about screening...
21 Oktober 2019
Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane ReviewThis updated Cochrane systematic review finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves the...
11 Oktober 2019
Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global Health and Human...
10 Oktober 2019
This Cochrane Review looks at whether cutting down before quitting helps people to stop smoking, and the best ways that people can cut down to help them stop completely, the study included 51 studies of over 22,000 people who smoked tobacco.
Nicola Lindson, lead author of this Cochrane review explains, “The standard way people are told to quit...
3 Oktober 2019
Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in...
27 September 2019
One of the earliest Cochrane Reviews on high blood pressure was first published in 1998, investigating treatments for the elderly. It was substantively updated for a second time in June 2019 and we asked the lead author, Vijaya Musini, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada to tell us about the evidence.
High blood pressure...
18 September 2019