Index

Tests for screening for hearing loss in children about to start school
Tests to assist in the staging of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a generic protocol
Tests to detect and inform the diagnosis of caries
TEVAR versus open surgery for blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injury
Text messaging to help people suffering from heart disease adhere to medications
Thalidomide for induction of remission in Crohn's disease
Thalidomide for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease
Thalidomide for managing wasting syndrome (cachexia) in advanced cancer
Thalidomide, lenalidomide and their analogues, as therapy for multiple myeloma
Thanks to all who helped make the 2015 Colloquium a success!
The 'WHO Safe Communities' model for the prevention of injury in whole populations
The accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever
The accuracy of two imaging tests in detecting vesicoureteral reflux
The added value of different biomarkers to the Revised Cardiac Risk Index to predict major adverse cardiac events and all-cause mortality after noncardiac surgery
The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to inhaled corticosteroids versus placebo for chronic asthma
The addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy of metastatic colorectal cancer prolongs both progression-free survival as well as overall survival in first- and second line therapy.
The addition of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment after surgery in carcinosarcoma of the womb
The addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids compared to higher doses of inhaled steroids alone as maintenance treatment for chronic asthma
The addition of vitamin K to improve anticoagulation stability for patients starting or already on warfarin
The aspiration of pneumothorax in the newborn with a small needle compared to a larger tube placed through the intercostal space
The autogenic drainage breathing technique for helping people with cystic fibrosis to clear mucus from their airways
The benefit of artificial and bioartificial liver support systems looks promising
The benefits and harms of spinal fixation surgery for people with spinal cord injury due to trauma are not known at the moment
The benefits and side effects of adding surgery to chemoradiotherapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer that can be surgically removed
The benefits and side effects of adding upfront whole brain radiotherapy to surgery or radiosurgery for treatment of brain metastases
The blood pressure lowering effect of ENaC blockers is not known
The champion for improved delivery of care to older people in long-term care settings: effects on professional practice, quality of care and resident outcomes
The changing of opioids to improve pain relief and drug tolerance in patients
The Cochrane Community responds to Strategy to 2020
The Cochrane Library App
The Cochrane Review on portion sizes - from publication to informing policy
The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership in 2016
The Cochrane/G-I-N Partnership in 2017
The combination of transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) and thermal ablation versus TACE alone for hepatocellular carcinoma
The comparison of different treatments for women with Paget's disease of the vulva
The COMT inhibitors entacapone and tolcapone show similar benefits in relieving levodopa-induced complications in Parkinson's disease but more data on the safety of tolcapone is required.
The detection of oral cavity cancers and potentially malignant disorders in apparently healthy adults
The deworming debate
The difference we make
The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
The effect of a healthy lifestyle for women with polycystic ovary syndrome
The effect of a low salt diet on blood pressure and some hormones and lipids in people with normal and elevated blood pressure
The effect of adding a long-acting beta-agonist to inhaled steroids in people not previously treated with inhaled steroids
The effect of adding inhaled corticosteroids to tiotropium and long-acting beta2-agonists for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The effect of administering pregnancy hormone into the womb of subfertile women undergoing assisted reproduction
The effect of amantadine for the treatment of fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis
The effect of aminopyridine for the treatment of several symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis
The effect of anti-inflammatory drugs in protecting the nerve cells involved in Parkinson's Disease
The effect of anti-spasticity agents in people with multiple sclerosis
The effect of antidepressants for women with polycystic ovary syndrome
The effect of automatically generated reminders delivered to providers on paper on quality of care and patient outcomes
The effect of avoiding neuromuscular blocking agents on conditions for placing a tube in the windpipe of patients undergoing general anaesthesia
The effect of beclomethasone on height in children
The effect of blood pressure lowering drugs in protecting the nerve cells involved in Parkinson's disease
The effect of caffeine in people with asthma
The effect of chemotherapy on survival from early womb cancer after hysterectomy
The effect of consolidating acute-care surgery on patient, staff, and resource outcomes
The effect of diets on rheumatoid arthritis
The effect of different methods of remuneration on the behaviour of primary care dentists
The effect of direct payment policies on people’s use of medicines
The effect of educating children and adolescents on preventing dog bite injuries
The effect of exercise on fatigue associated with cancer
The effect of financial incentives on the quality of health care provided by primary care physicians
The effect of having nutrition within the first 24 hours after bowel surgery on length of hospital stay and postoperative complications
The effect of hormonal treatment on advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer
The effect of inotropes on morbidity and mortality in preterm infants with low systemic or organ blood flow
The effect of interventions to improve water quality and supply, provide sanitation and promote handwashing with soap on physical growth in children
The effect of interventions to manage the movement of health workers between the public and the private health sector
The effect of lay health workers on mother and child health and infectious diseases
The effect of long-term red blood cell transfusions on chronic chest complications of sickle cell disease
The effect of non-specialist health workers on people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in developing countries
The effect of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for epilepsy in people with Down syndrome
The effect of preoperative treatment of P2Y12 receptor antagonists on perioperative bleeding and mortality in patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
The effect of pricing policies for pharmaceuticals
The effect of psychological preparation on pain, behavioural recovery, negative emotion and length of stay after surgery
The effect of psychosocial interventions on fatigue during cancer treatment in adults
The effect of removing or reducing lactose from milk in young children with acute diarrhoea
The effect of rosuvastatin on cholesterol
The effect of short duration versus standard duration antibiotic therapy for streptococcal throat infection in children
The effect of slum upgrading on slum dwellers' health, quality of life and social wellbeing
The effect of smart home technologies to support people at home
The effect of steroid inhalers containing the drug beclometasone for patients with COPD
The effect of taking antimalarial drugs routinely to prevent malaria in pregnancy
The effect of the immunosuppressive drug cyclophosphamide in people with multiple sclerosis
The effect of the timing of statin administration on hyperlipidaemia
The effect of therapeutic ultrasound on pressure ulcers.
The effect of type of surgery for outcome in low-grade chondrosarcoma
The effect of using pharmacists to provide services other than medicine dispensing in low- and middle-income countries
The effect ofvarying practitioner communication on patients' health status and treatment outcomes
The effect/use of the drug oxytocin as a treatment for slow progress in labour
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inpatient specialist palliative care in acute hospitals for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inpatient specialist palliative care in acute hospitals for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers
The effectiveness and safety of various methods of post-pyloric feeding tube placement and verification in infants and children
The effectiveness of blood testing in the management of pyelonephritis in pregnancy for improving outcomes
The effectiveness of brief psychoeducation (10 sessions or less) for people with serious mental illness
The effectiveness of chloral hydrate as a sedative agent for children undergoing neurodiagnostic procedures
The effectiveness of community interventions to promote condom use in the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections
The effectiveness of drugs to help blood clot in the prevention and treatment of bleeding in people without haemophilia
The effectiveness of interventions to promote the wearing of hearing protection to reduce exposure to noise among workers
The effectiveness of low-dose corticosteroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity over the moderate term
The effectiveness of oxygen for adult patients with pneumonia
The effectiveness of policies promoting facility-based deliveries in reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in low and middle-income countries
The effectiveness of the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Neonatal Behavioural Observation (NBO) system for parents and babies
The effectiveness of the Valsalva Manoeuvre for stopping an abnormal heart rhythm
The effects of anaesthetic agents on cortical mapping during neurosurgical procedures involving eloquent areas of the brain
The effects of anti-cancer therapies on advanced pancreatic cancer
The effects of antibiotics on toothache caused by inflammation or infection at the root of the tooth in adults
The effects of anticholinergic drugs in the treatment of bronchiectasis
The effects of antimicrobial treatment on bacterial vaginosis in non-pregnant women  
The effects of beclomethasone or budesonide for chronic asthma
The effects of consumers and health providers working in partnership as an intervention for the promotion of person-centred health services
The effects of different pressure delivery interventions for improving use of continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea
The effects of educational or regulatory policies targeting medicine prescribers
The effects of financial incentives for prescribers
The effects of fortification of common foods with zinc on health outcomes
The effects of fortification of wheat and maize flour with folic acid on population health outcomes
The effects of giving adult patients a high inspiratory oxygen fraction around the time of surgery
The effects of interactive training of healthcare providers on the management of life-threatening emergencies in hospital
The effects of iron supplementation on iron deficiency and deferral in blood donors
The effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and non-communicable diseases among infants and children younger than five years of age
The effects of oral xanthines (e.g. theophylline) for chronic asthma in children
The effects of perfusing the pulmonary circuit during open heart surgery in adults
The effects of singing for children and adults with bronchiectasis
The effects of singing on lung function and quality of life in children and adults with cystic fibrosis
The effects of sodium cromoglycate compared with placebo for chronic asthma in children
The effects of surgical treatments for individuals with 'slipped' lumbar discs
The effects of the immunosuppressive drug azathioprine (AZA) widely used in multiple sclerosis (MS) before the treatments with interferons or glatiramer acetate
The effects of thyroxine on end organ damage in asphyxiated neonates
The effects of using drainage tubes after surgical removal of lymph glands from the groin
The effects of using email to send test results to patients
The effects of using of urinary catheter in women during and after a caesarean section
The effects of water compared with other solutions for wound cleansing
The efficacy of a new group of antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors-SSRIs), were compared to other tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) for the treatment of depressive illness.
The efficacy of single dose antibiotics in treating Urinary Tract Infections in children.
The efficacy of sulpiride augmentation for schizophrenia
The Epley manoeuvre for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
The evidence found  did not indicate superiority of stapled over handsewn technique in colorectal anastomosis, regardless of the anastomotic level.
The evidence from published randomised controlled trials is inadequate to establish the effectiveness of any drug for treating facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. More research is needed
The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium
The frameless IUD performs similarly to traditional IUDs but does not reduce bleeding and pain associated with standard IUDs.
The health benefits of exercise for people with chronic hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
The impact of antenatal education on wound-healing rates for women who have given birth in a hospital
The impact of biological interventions for ulcerative colitis on health-related quality of life
The impact of biological interventions on health-related quality of life in adults with Crohn's disease
The impact of Cochrane evidence on how often to change peripheral venous catheters
The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
The impact of Cochrane evidence on xylitol for preventing caries
The impact of conditional cash transfers on health outcomes and use of health services in low and middle income countries
The impact of excercise therapy for multiple sclerosis
The impact of health financing strategies on access to health services in low and middle income countries
The impact of protein substitute on the nutrition status, growth, and neuropsychological performance of children and adults with phenylketonuria
The impact of user fees on access to health services in low- and middle-income countries
The involvement of paraprofessionals for anxiety and depressive disorders
The ligasure technique is superior in terms of patient tolerance, but long term risk of recurrence of hemorrhoids needs to be evaluated.
The long term effects of advice to cut down on salt in food on deaths, cardiovascular disease and blood pressure in adults
The long-term use of anti-inflammatory corticosteroids for treating multiple sclerosis
The Lund concept in the treatment of brain injuries
The majority of children with HIV infection live in low-income countries without access to antiretroviral drugs. The prevention and early treatment of opportunistic infections are the mainstay of their medical management. Cotrimoxazole is cheap and effect
The McKenzie method for (sub)acute non-specific low-back pain
The McKenzie method for chronic non-specific low-back pain
The optimal warfarin dose for patients beginning therapy
The optimum transfusion strategy for anaemic patients with bone marrow failure disorders receiving supportive treatment
The potential risks and high cost of using opioid blocking drugs during heavy sedation or anaesthesia to bring on withdrawal outweigh the benefits
The pre-operative chemotherapy might increase survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer when compared to surgery alone
The process and delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression in adults: a network meta-analysis
The rapid test GenoType® MTBDRsl for testing resistance to second-line TB drugs
The Recommended Dose podcast - JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg
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The relative benefits of oral and intravenous fluoropyrimidines in the palliative treatment of colo-rectal cancer are uncertain. Large studies have suggested that response rates to the oral fluoropyrimidines are higher and that the oral agents are better
The relative safety and effectiveness of different epoetin drugs for treating anaemia in people with chronic kidney disease
The repair of a defect in the anterior abdominal wall with minimal invasive (laparoscopic) or conventionally (open) technique
The review found that both, D&C and vacuum aspiration, are safe and effective methods for first trimester termination of pregnancy and complications are rare.
The risk of heart attack and stroke in women using birth control pills
The risk of infertility in women with IBD who have had surgery
The role of aerobic physical exercise for adults with haematological malignancies
The role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with advanced stage primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
The role of bortezomib treatment for patients with multiple myeloma
The role of brain radiotherapy (X-rays) in the treatment of lymphoma in the brain
The role of chemotherapy additional to high-dose methotrexate for treatment of patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma
The role of concomitant extracorporeal photopheresis for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
The role of high-frequency oscillations in epilepsy surgery planning
The role of interleukin-2 as maintenance therapy in children and adults with acute myeloid leukaemia in first complete remission
The role of iron in the management of chemotherapy-induced anemia in cancer patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents
The role of MRI in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
The role of prophylactic immunoglobulins in hematological malignancies
The role of removing lymph nodes as part of standard surgery for endometrial cancer
The role of sealants for achieving anastomotic hemostasis in vascular surgery
The role of surgical assessment of lymph nodes before treatment for women with locally advanced cervical cancer
The role of the monoclonal anti-CD20 antibodies for treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
The role of the monoclonal antibody alemtuzumab for treatment of people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
The role of twice versus three times daily heparin dosing for thromboembolism prophylaxis in general medical patients admitted to the hospital
The role of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) in changing risk behaviors related to HIV
The routine use of traction before surgery in adults with hip fracture
The safety and effectiveness of extending anticoagulant treatment for people who have been treated for blood clots
The Society for Research Synthesis Methodology presents awards to Cochrane contributors
The SPf66 vaccine has little or no effect on preventing malaria
The statement of principles for consumer involvement in Cochrane
The technique popularly known as 'liberation procedure' for treatment of venous stenoses (CCSVI) in the brain of people with MS
The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Adriani Nikolakopoulou
The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Leonie Van Grootel
The timing of inhalation of dornase alfa in people with cystic fibrosis
The timing of inhalation of hypertonic saline in people with cystic fibrosis
The treatment of cervical pre-cancer (CIN) with anti-inflammatory agents to induce regression and prevent the progression to cervical cancer
The use of analgesia for acute abdominal pain (AAP) does not mask clinical findings, nor does it delay diagnosis.
The use of anti-inflammatory corticosteroids for treating acute worsening in people with multiple sclerosis
The use of antiarrhythmics prior to cardioversion or catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
The use of anticoagulants to prevent deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm
The use of antiepileptic drugs to prevent seizures following brain surgery
The use of biocompatible dialysis membranes compared with biocompatible membranes does not appear to have a different effect on mortality in patients with acute renal failure (ARF)
The use of blunt needles compared to sharp needles for preventing needle stick injuries in surgical staff
The use of bypassing agents for preventing bleeding in people with hemophilia with inhibitors
The use of colony-stimulating factors in the supportive care of patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
The use of computed tomography angiography (CTA) to confirm the clinical diagnosis of brain death
The use of decongestants and antihistamines for the treatment of acute otitis media in children
The use of different treatment for incoordination of limb movement (ataxia) or tremor in people with multiple sclerosis
The use of drugs to manage symptoms in people with arthritis related to cystic fibrosis
The use of drugs to slow or stop progression of arthritis related to cystic fibrosis
The use of epinephrine (adrenaline) in the management of transient tachypnea of the newborn
The use of erythropoietin improve anaemia and reduces blood transfusions in surgery for cancer of the large bowel.
The use of glatiramer acetate (Copaxone ®) in people with multiple sclerosis
The use of hormonal treatment in relapsed epithelial ovarian cancer
The use of hyaluronic acid/carboxymethyl cellulose (HA/CMC) membrane, reduces the incidence, extent and severity of adhesions in the abdomen.
The use of immunoglobulins (antibodies) for treating people with multiple sclerosis
The use of incentive spirometry for preventing pulmonary complications in adults people undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
The use of interferons for treating people with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis
The use of intravenous antibiotics to treat pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis
The use of lacosamide in partial epilepsy: Does it work and is it harmful?
The use of light as a therapy for acne
The use of machines to preserve kidneys from deceased donors prior to transplantation
The use of medication to treat people with antisocial personality disorder
The use of melatonin as an adjunctive treatment for epilepsy
The use of methotrexate, an immunomodulator drug, for treating people with multiple sclerosis
The use of Nitrous Oxide gas during Colonoscopy procedures
The use of omega-3 supplements in people with cystic fibrosis

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