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  • Cochrane is in the final year of its seven-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance of achieving our mission. Watch the first in a new video series looking back over the last seven years and...
    12 August 2020
  • Cochrane review informs guidelines on managing histoplasmosis in people living with HIV
     In a new systematic review, an author team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group explored the evidence regarding managing histoplasmosis in people with HIV. Their review informed the PAHO/WHO guideline development process. The review authors worked with the guideline development group to formulate key questions, including which antifungal...
    11 August 2020
  • Interventions for acute severe asthma attacks in children: an overview of Cochrane Reviews Asthma is a common childhood illness that is caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. This narrowing is due to swelling and inflammation and to muscles around the air passages becoming tighter. An acute asthma attack results in shortness...
    7 August 2020
  • Holding of tummy
    What is the effectiveness and safety of treatments commonly available during pandemics for heavy menstrual bleeding? Cochrane authors summarised the available evidence on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding which can continue during pandemics.  

    Pandemics impact upon the ability to deliver specialist...
    4 August 2020
  • Improving access to food in low- and middle-income countries
    Community‐level interventions for improving access to food in low‐ and middle‐income countries The number of people who do not have enough to eat in the world has been increasing since 2015. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in Asia and Africa. Food insecurity is when people do not have physical,...
    29 July 2020
  • Healthcare worker leaning on wall with eyes closed
    Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforce Many healthcare workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering emergency and critical care, while others continue to deliver the broader services of the health system in hospitals, clinics, offices, communities, and homes. Working under difficult and...
    22 July 2020
  • COVID-19
    In medicine, rehabilitation is a multiprofessional process aimed at enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life to people with impairments or disabilities. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, rehabilitation focuses on the sequelae of the disease as well as on the impairment due to treatments applied. COVID-19 patients may...
    15 July 2020
  • Featured Review: Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks’ gestation
    A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (the gestation period) from the start of the woman's last menstrual period. If a pregnancy lasts too long, a woman and her clinician may wish to stimulate the woman’s body to begin labour. This is called induction. Babies may be at a greater risk of death, before or shortly after birth, after prolonged...
    15 July 2020
  • Image of raised hands of various ethnicities
    In April 2020, Cochrane launched the COVID-19 consumer rapid response group. Currently, more than 100 people with lived experience related to COVID-19 have joined the group, signing up to offer their time, skills, and experience to get involved with Cochrane’s work on COVID-19 rapid reviews and accommodate limited timelines. Thus far, 18 consumers...
    15 July 2020
  • City of Split award for 2019
    Irena Zakarija Grković, co-director of Cochrane Croatia, and Matko Marušić, head of quality assurance at Cochrane Croatia, both received awards from the city of Split.   The Split City Council, on May 4, 2020, decided that the traditional awards of the city of Split should be given to two members of the Cochrane Croatia. The personal award was...
    8 July 2020
  • Psychological interventions for psychosis in adolescents
    Are psychological interventions effective and safe for adolescents with psychosis? Are there any differences in effect between different psychological interventions? New Cochrane systematic review looks at the available evidence.      Psychosis is a mental illnesses characterised by alterations in thoughts and perceptions as delusions (false...
    8 July 2020
  • Psychological interventions to foster resilience in healthcare professionals
    The work of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers) can be very stressful. They often carry a lot of responsibility and are required to work under pressure. This can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Interventions to protect them against such stresses are known as resilience interventions...
    8 July 2020
  • Cochrane is proud to recognize participants and collaborators from its global community who have been part of its first Knowledge Translation virtual mentoring programme.  Twelve pairs of mentors and mentees took part in the pilot, coordinated by Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation (KT) Department, between September 2019 and March 2020,  with the aim...
    6 July 2020
  • Psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence
    Interview with Kelsey Hegarty, Professor Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital and lead author of this Cochrane Review.

    Tell us about this Cochrane review…
    Domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex‐partner) is common worldwide...
    2 July 2020
  • 2019 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 7.890
     The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890. This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755. The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total...
    29 June 2020
  • New Cochrane review assesses how accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19
    Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.  The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The tests...
    25 June 2020
  • Different types of reviews
    Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions (intervention reviews) and Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews (DTA reviews) are two types of systematic review. They share the following characteristics: They aim to answer a specific healthcare question to help people make decisions based on up-to-date evidence from research.  They look for all...
    25 June 2020
  • Members of Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, have announced their commitment to share their COVID-19 trials through Vivli. Members who have committed to sharing their data on the COVID-19 portal, a dedicated search function within Vivli for COVID-19 include Eli Lilly & Company, Regeneron, Roche, Takeda.  Cochrane has previously...
    24 June 2020
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the signing of a new contract with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. to publish the Cochrane Library for the next 10 years from January 2021. The agreement guarantees major investment into future development of the Library to sustain Cochrane as the world’s pre-eminent collection of high-quality evidence to inform...
    23 June 2020
  • Online learning
    In May 2020, Cochrane Sweden organised a one week, 40-hour online training course attracting 26 doctoral students and Cochranites from all around the world. This training event was co-organised with the support of Cochrane Nordic, Cochrane Norway, Cochrane Sustainable Health Care and the Faculty of Medicine of Lund University. Morning sessions...
    19 June 2020

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