New Cochrane Systematic Review shows that knee replacement surgery using a tourniquet increases the risk of serious complications, and causes additional pain after surgery
What are the benefits and risks of using a tourniquet in knee replacement surgery? Senior author Mr Peter Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit...
9 12月 2020
Interventions to increase patient and family involvement in escalation of care for acute life‐threatening illness in community health and hospital settings
Medical emergenciesA life‐threatening condition is a medical emergency. The faster a person secures the right medical care, the better their chances of surviving. When patients and their...
9 12月 2020
In this short interview, Postdoctoral Researcher and lead author Tessa Reardon tells us about this recently published review.
What does this Cochrane review tell us about the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents?
Our review shows the key role cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plays in the...
3 12月 2020
Why is this question important?Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.BCC is not usually life‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the first option for treating BCC...
23 November 2020
An updated Cochrane review published today in the Cochrane Library summarizes randomized trial evidence about face masks, hand washing and physical distancing to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. The review will inform revised guidance due to be released by the World Health Organisation.
Lisa Bero, Cochrane Public Health and...
20 November 2020
What are routine laboratory tests?
Routine laboratory tests are blood tests that assess the health status of a patient. Tests include counts of different types of white blood cells (these help the body fight infection), and detection of markers (proteins) that indicate organ damage, and general inflammation. These tests are widely available and in...
19 November 2020
Why is this review important?Many children and young people experience problems with anxiety. Children and young people with anxiety disorders are more likely than their peers to have difficulty with friendships, family life, and school, and to develop mental health problems later in life. Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can...
16 November 2020
Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from...
28 10月 2020
Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic
Updated 27 Oct with a new visual abstractThe updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that...
27 10月 2020
Review: Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases
Why is this question important?
Most dental care procedures create tiny drops of liquid that float in the air, called aerosols. For example, to remove the film of bacteria (plaque) that builds on teeth, dentists use scaling...
13 10月 2020