New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library

John Wiley and Sons Inc. today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians. The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Periódicos—a virtual library where the Cochrane Library is available. Geraldo Nunes Sobrinho, Director of Programs and Scholarships for CAPES welcomed the move: “The national license in Brazil will enhance the quality of evidence used in healthcare interventions country-wide. By investing in the Cochrane Library for our country, we are considering future health of our population and ensuring the best evidence is available to all.” Editor-in-Chief of the Cochrane Library, Dr. David Tovey said of the agreement, “We are delighted that citizens of Brazil now have unlimited access to the Cochrane Library to help inform their health decisions.” Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, careers, and people interested in health. The organization gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help make i...
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Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Population-based, trimester-specific TSH cutoffs for diagnosis of hypothyroid disease in pregnancy result in more accurate diagnosis and better estimates for prevalence of disease. Prevalence of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy varies depending on timing of screening. The prevalence rates reported in this study represent the best estimate to date of the true rates of thyroid disease in pregnancy. PMID: 30444186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Premature Babies Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
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Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Pre-eclampsia affects up to 10 per cent of pregnancies and can have serious complications. A single injection may one day be enough to treat the condition
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
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A 33-year-old woman was admitted in our intensive care unit for an acute kidney injury following a postpartum hemorrhage. She had no medical history, and her pregnancy was uncomplicated. Delivery took place at 39 weeks of gestation and was complicated by a moderate vaginal hemorrhage estimated to 500 ml treated by vaginal packing, 600 ml of frozen-fresh plasma, and 2 g of tranexamic acid. Hemodynamic parameters were not altered during hemorrhage. Computed tomography was performed and found no arterial hemorrhage and non-enhancement of kidney cortical regions after iodinated contrast administration (Figure  1a).
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrology Image Source Type: research
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