Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
    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. The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
    3 November 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
    Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the symptoms. Many...
    26 October 2016
  • International Infection Prevention Week 2016
     The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.BlogsCentral venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently CochraneGetting evidence...
    18 October 2016
  • Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depression
    Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depressionSickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited disorder which can cause a number of complications throughout an individual's life. It may cause a huge burden on both the patient and their family, including frequent visits to...
    17 October 2016
  • National government initiatives have the potential to achieve population-wide reduction in salt intake In almost all countries worldwide, most people eat too much salt. This can cause high blood pressure, which can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. To reduce the amount of salt eaten, governments in many countries have...
    7 October 2016
  • Music therapy strikes a chord: A closer look at Cochrane evidence on music therapy
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, with Music therapy for depression coming in at number 7, Music therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 and Music therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update of Music...
    3 October 2016
  •  Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaFor many women with breast cancer, the use of post-operative radiotherapy will allow them to undergo less extensive surgery. In mid-July, Brisbane-based Radiation Oncologist Brigid Hickey and colleagues from Australia and New Zealand published two review updates that consider critical questions...
    26 September 2016
  • Featured Review: Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents
    Supervised regular use of fluoride mouthwash by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in tooth decay in permanent teethPodcast on this Review availableTooth decay is a health problem worldwide, affecting the vast majority of adults and children. Repair and replacement of decayed teeth is costly in terms of time and money,...
    15 September 2016
  • Conclusions about effects of electronic cigarettes remain unchanged
    An updated Cochrane Review provides an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageThe conclusions of this updated Review are unchanged since the last review was published two years ago: electronic...
    14 September 2016
  • Featured Review: Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
    Cochrane evidence supports the use of kangaroo care in stabilized low birthweight infants as an alternative to conventional neonatal careConventional neonatal care of low birthweight infants (< 2500 g) is expensive and requires both highly skilled personnel and logistical support. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been proposed as an alternative...
    9 September 2016

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