Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Very early versus delayed mobilisation after stroke
    Does very early and active mobilisation improve recovery after stroke?Care in a stroke unit is recommended for people soon after a stroke, and results in an improved chance of surviving, returning home, and regaining independence. Very early mobilisation (helping people to get up out of bed very early, and more often after the onset of stroke...
    3 January 2019
  • Featured review: Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?
    Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The review’s lead author Dr Ioannis...
    20 December 2018
  • News Interview with Dr Ioannis Gallos lead author of the updated Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta‐analysis
    The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of...
    20 December 2018
  • Which treatment is best for children with a fractured wrist?
    The recently published Cochrane Review from the Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group assessed the best-quality evidence for different treatments of wrist fractures in children. Wrist fractures are the most common bone injury in children. Most are buckle (or torus) fractures, where the bone surface bulges out. These minor fractures heal well. They...
    19 December 2018
  • Home-based chemical bleaching of teeth in adults
    Authors from Cochrane Oral Health asked the question, “What evidence is available regarding the different home-based chemically-induced bleaching agents in whitening teeth?” The recently published Cochrane Review is an update on a previous version, published in 2006.There has been an increasing demand for whiter teeth. Home-based whitening...
    19 December 2018
  • Podcast: Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
    Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor...
    12 December 2018
  • Featured Review: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and long-acting inhalers
    This recently published Cochrane Review assessed which long-acting inhalers are the most effective and safest for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.)Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is usually caused by smoking or other airway irritants. COPD damages the lungs and causes airways to narrow which makes it...
    7 December 2018
  • Cochrane Airways recently published its biggest ever review.
    Cochrane Airways has published its biggest ever Cochrane Review. The meta-analysis review assesses which long-acting inhalers are the most effective and safest for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and  supports a recently published NICE guideline.The logistics of getting such a large review done with time tight...
    7 December 2018
  •  Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
    This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.Read about the Special Collection in Chinese, French, Japanese and Russian.  The suite of eleven reviews was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin...
    6 December 2018
  • Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
    In this Evidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps…?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912. Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event...
    6 December 2018

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