Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    New evidence on the best drugs to prevent postpartum haemorrhage point away from Oxytocin – the standard drug currently used to prevent this condition.Bleeding after birth is the most common reason why mothers die in childbirth worldwide.Includes data from 88,000 women across 140 trials.The review found that ergometrine plus oxytocin, misoprostol...
    25 April 2018
  • Featured Review: First-line drugs for hypertension
    Thiazides best first choice for hypertensionHigh blood pressure or hypertension can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. One of the most important decisions in treating people with elevated blood pressure is what drug class to use first. This decision has important consequences in terms of health outcomes and cost.The Cochrane...
    23 April 2018
  • Feature Review: Vertebroplasty for treating spinal fractures due to osteoporosis
    High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting...
    18 April 2018
  • New Cochrane Review evidence suggests that nutritional labelling on menus in restaurants and cafes may reduce our calorie intake
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops, and cafeterias could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease,...
    27 February 2018
  • New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth...
    21 November 2017
  • Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
    This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by the Cochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit the Fast Track information page.Key findings:A new Cochrane...
    8 September 2017
  • Health benefits for lone parents unlikely from welfare-to-work initiatives
    A new Cochrane Review has examined large welfare-to-work studies conducted in North America.Led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the review looks at a series of welfare-to-work studies, comparing what happened to lone parents who were in welfare-to-work interventions with lone...
    21 August 2017
  • Evidence
    Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Research Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people...
    13 July 2017
  • Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity, and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
    Two new Cochrane Reviews are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of...
    22 June 2017
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aids
    Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools....
    25 May 2017

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