Making a difference in managing croup

For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources.

This video is the story of how a team of Cochrane researchers in Canada are helping to change practice in the treatment of a common, yet potentially fatal childhood viral infection.

Croup (more formally known as laryngotracheobronchitis) causes swelling in the throat and windpipe and produces a seal-like barking cough and noisy breathing.

In 2011 researchers from the Cochrane Child Health Field, based in Alberta, Canada, were deeply involved in a lot of systematic reviews on child relevant topics. They were looking at ways that they could translate the information from these reviews to different stakeholder groups, such as clinician audiences and parents of sick children.

Get more information on Cochrane Child Health's group resources

In the first monthly installment of our new video series, “Cochrane - Making a Difference,” Denise Thomson and Lisa Hartling from Cochrane’s Child Health Field share their story of how their health evidence is making a difference on the emergency frontline in Canada:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016