Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Cerebrolysin for acute ischaemic stroke
    When someone has an acute ischemic stroke, urgent and reliable treatments will reduce their risks of disability or dying from their brain tissue damage. The treatments used vary around the world, and a drug called cerebrolysin is widely used in post-Soviet countries, Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. In April 2017, the latest update of...
    17 一月 2019
  •  Examining evidence for routine scale and polish treatment – an updated Cochrane Review
    Examining evidence for routine scale and polish treatment – an updated reviewThe Cochrane Review 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults' was carried out by authors working with Cochrane Oral Health to assess the effects of routine scale and polish treatments for healthy adults and to establish whether different time intervals...
    16 一月 2019
  • Podcast: Intramuscular and intravenous opioid pain relieving drugs in labour
    The use of pain-relieving drugs during labour is common throughout the world, and an updated Cochrane Review from June 2018 looks at the use of a class of drugs called opioids. Lead author, Lesley Smith from Oxford Brookes University in the UK tells us what they found."For many women in labour, an epidural containing a local anaesthetic has become...
    10 一月 2019
  • Do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?
    In this Evidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?I have a clear memory of watching a tv drama with my mum, when I was about fifteen. As we watched a vivid portrayal of a middle-aged woman struggling to...
    9 一月 2019
  • 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 一月 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 十二月 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 十二月 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 十二月 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 十二月 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 十二月 2018

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