Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • A review of activities to help healthcare professionals share decisions about care with their patients
    It is widely recognised that more emphasis needs to be given to the role of the patient in making decisions about their health care. But what are the best ways to make this happen? Some of the answers are in the July 2018 update of a Cochrane Review on shared decision making and we asked the lead author, France Légaré from Université Laval in...
    4 December 2018
  • 10.1002/14651858.CD012776.pub2
    Review confirms that using pyrethroid-PBO treated nets to prevent malaria is more effective at killing mosquitoes in areas where there is a high level of resistance to pyrethroids.The distribution of nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides has been very effective in reducing malaria transmission during the past two decades in Africa. However,...
    4 December 2018
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the...
    20 November 2018
  • Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us what they found in this podcast.
    There are more than 20 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might be used in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder. In July 2018, these were added to with an assessment of the accuracy of tests for this condition. Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us...
    19 November 2018
  • Cochrane Review finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
    A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.Read this  in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Malay,  Russian, and SpanishListen to the Podcast on this Cochrane ReviewPremature birth is the leading cause of...
    15 November 2018
  • Workplaces are a good setting for programmes that aim to improve health-related behaviours like diet, physical activity and tobacco use, as adults spend a long time at work each day.
    Implementation strategies are meant to improve the adoption and integration of evidence-based health interventions into routine policies and practices within specific settings. This review examined whether using these strategies improved the implementation of policies and practices in the workplace promoting:Healthy eatingPhysical activityWeight...
    14 November 2018
  • Podcast: Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate
    Patients who require general anaesthesia or ventilation to help them breathe while in intensive care, need a clear airway. This is usually achieved by inserting a tube to help air reach their lungs and a new Cochrane Review from May 2018 examines the evidence for different tests to help doctors assess how difficult this might be for patients with...
    13 November 2018
  • Dr. Osadnik from Cochrane Airways accepts award for work on COPD Cochrane Review
    Recently Dr. Christian Osadnik from the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care won the Monash University Jenny Keating Early Career Researcher Publication Prize for Nursing and Allied Health. It was presented by Professor Ross Coppell, Deputy Dean and Director of Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and...
    1 November 2018
  • Featured Review: Progestogen for preventing miscarriage
    Can progestogen help prevent miscarriage? Early pregnancy loss, also known as miscarriage, generally occurs in the first trimester. For some women and their partners, miscarriages can happen several times, also known as recurrent miscarriages. While there are sometimes causes for miscarriages that are found, often no clear reasons can be...
    15 October 2018
  • Cochrane Library Editorial - Implementing systematic reviews of prognosis studies in Cochrane
    Over the last 30 years Cochrane has strived to advance the importance of conducting systematic reviews of therapeutic strategies, diagnostic tests, and risk factors. Now, the Cochrane community embarks on systematic reviews of prognosis studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Prognosis research has escalated in the last two decades...
    11 October 2018

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