Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Podcast: Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
    Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor...
    12 prosinca 2018
  • Featured Review: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and long-acting inhalers
    This recently published Cochrane Review assessed which long-acting inhalers are the most effective and safest for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.)Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is usually caused by smoking or other airway irritants. COPD damages the lungs and causes airways to narrow which makes it...
    7 prosinca 2018
  • Cochrane Airways recently published its biggest ever review.
    Cochrane Airways has published its biggest ever Cochrane Review. The meta-analysis review assesses which long-acting inhalers are the most effective and safest for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and  supports a recently published NICE guideline.The logistics of getting such a large review done with time tight...
    7 prosinca 2018
  •  Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
    This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded by the ...
    6 prosinca 2018
  • Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
    In this Evidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps…?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912. Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event...
    6 prosinca 2018
  • A review of activities to help healthcare professionals share decisions about care with their patients
    It is widely recognised that more emphasis needs to be given to the role of the patient in making decisions about their health care. But what are the best ways to make this happen? Some of the answers are in the July 2018 update of a Cochrane Review on shared decision making and we asked the lead author, France Légaré from Université Laval in...
    4 prosinca 2018
  • 10.1002/14651858.CD012776.pub2
    Review confirms that using pyrethroid-PBO treated nets to prevent malaria is more effective at killing mosquitoes in areas where there is a high level of resistance to pyrethroids.The distribution of nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides has been very effective in reducing malaria transmission during the past two decades in Africa. However,...
    4 prosinca 2018
  • Featured Review: Very early versus delayed mobilisation after stroke
    Does very early and active mobilisation improve recovery after stroke?Care in a stroke unit is recommended for people soon after a stroke, and results in an improved chance of surviving, returning home, and regaining independence. Very early mobilisation (helping people to get up out of bed very early, and more often after the onset of stroke...
    26 November 2018
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
    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...
    20 November 2018
  • Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us what they found in this podcast.
    There are more than 20 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might be used in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder. In July 2018, these were added to with an assessment of the accuracy of tests for this condition. Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us...
    19 November 2018

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