What were the most popular Cochrane Reviews of 2016? Find out in a Special Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library, which showcases some of the best work from Cochrane contributors worldwide. All of the included reviews are freely available via the Cochrane Library website (link pointing to an archived version of the original page).
23 January 2017
South Asia is home for over 1.6 billion people, speaking hundreds of languages among them. At least 12 of these languages are each spoken by 30 million or more people. All the countries in this region are categorized as either low or lower-middle income economies. Though English remains the official medium of instruction and communication among...
18 January 2017
Evidence reviews now incorporated into BMJ Best Practice to better inform decision making.BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has teamed up with Cochrane Clinical Answers, a new resource from the Cochrane Library, to better deliver evidence and inform decision making at the point of care. The collaboration means that...
10 January 2017
We are very pleased to announce that Cochrane South Africa has appointed Charles Shey Wiysonge as its new Director, effective December 2016.Originally trained as a physician, Professor Wiysonge has also completed extensive postgraduate training in epidemiology, evidence-based health care, and vaccinology. His previous roles have included serving...
5 January 2017
Caregiver-mediated exercises may be a promising form of therapy to add to usual care.Stroke is a major cause of acquired adult disability. Research has shown that more time spent on exercise therapy in the first weeks to months after stroke leads to better functioning and allowing early supported discharge. Due to lack of personnel and resources,...
29 December 2016
The Cochrane Review Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters is an update of a review previously published in April 2013, and first published in 2010 from the Cochrane Vascular Group.The review found significant evidence that routinely changing or replacing peripheral venous catheters is no better...
21 December 2016
Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases.The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the ...
20 December 2016
Cochrane and MAGIC are delighted to announce the launch of an official partnership, aimed at supporting and further strengthening the use of health evidence within the context of a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem for health care.MAGIC (formally known as the MAking GRADE the Irresistible Choice (MAGIC) organization) is a non-profit...
19 December 2016
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation.Cochrane Rehabilitation is a global network of individuals, involved in the production, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practice in rehabilitation.The new Cochrane Field will promote and advocate for using the best evidence within the...
16 December 2016
A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care. However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and costs....
14 December 2016