Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
Dear Friends and Colleagues,It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021.The Global Organizing Committee (comprising four partners:  Cochrane,JBI,GIN andCampbell) concluded, with the agreement of our local host - CEBHC-KT and Masaryk University, that the most appropriate decision is to cancel the Summit in Prague in its entirety for 2021 and postpone it until 2 – 6 October 2023.As global lea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editor in Chief to present at Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds on 2 December
Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, will present at Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds on December 2, 2020, as part of the Professional Fulfillment Virtual Series. In the presentation, titled " Leadership, systematic reviews, and COVID: An international perspective " , Dr. Soares-Weiser will reflect on her professional trajectory, Cochrane and its mission, and how Cochrane has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic.  All are welcome to join this presentation on December 2, 2020 from 8:15-9:15 am EST (check the time in your time zone). Please click the following link to...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Special Collection: Physical activity for healthy ageing
On 26th November 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched their guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This Special Collection curated by theCochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership includes associated relevant topics addressing healthy ageing, aligning with the concerted global action of theDecade of Healthy Ageing (2020 to 2030). The WHO defines healthy ageing as “the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age”. Functional ability includes people meeting their basic needs, being mobile, continuously learning and growing, buil...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane China vs COVID-19: Shaping and sharing COVID-19 evidence with social media
China was the first country to identify COVID-19, but people didn ’t know much about the virus in the early stages of the pandemic. To address this need for information,Cochrane China used the mobile telephone social media app WeChat to find out what doctors, nurses and members of the public wanted to know about COVID-19 and to share evidence with them.Specifically, Cochrane China used WeChat to: advertise a survey to find out what doctors and nurses wanted to know about preventing and treating COVID-19, to invite volunteers to help them find evidence and translate it, and to keep in touch with people who were intere...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane First Aid vs COVID-19: Making sure COVID-19 evidence is available in people ’s preferred language
Cochrane published arapid review about whether cleaning hands with ash reduces the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in areas where soap is not widely available. It was important to get this evidence out widely, soCochrane First Aid translated the rapid review findings into six languages.Cochrane First Aid worked with volunteers, and partnered with a number of organizations, to help to share evidence about handwashing with ash with lay people who educate the public in low-income countries. They also created a Blogshot (short visual summary) and used social media and their newsletter to share this review with...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Stroke vs. COVID-19: Making it easy for people to find relevant COVID-19 evidence
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The chances of having a stroke increase with age and older people also appear to suffer greater consequences from COVID-19. There may be a link between COVID-19 and new strokes, so healthcare professionals may be caring for people who have both COVID-19 and stroke.Cochrane Stroke heard from stroke care professionals and researchers that it was difficult to find relevant material amongst the thousands of articles available. To address this need, they collated useful resources for stroke care teams on their website. In addition, they made it easier for people to fi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Stroke vs COVID-19: Making it easy for people to find relevant COVID-19 evidence
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The chances of having a stroke increase with age and older people also appear to suffer greater consequences from COVID-19. There may be a link between COVID-19 and new strokes, so healthcare professionals may be caring for people who have both COVID-19 and stroke.Cochrane Stroke heard from stroke care professionals and researchers that it was difficult to find relevant material amongst the thousands of articles available. To address this need, they collated useful resources for stroke care teams on their website. In addition, they made it easier for people to fi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane vs. COVID-19
Cochrane  provides high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. This page highlights the many ways that Cochrane has successfully responded to COVID-19 around the world.Click on any of the case studies below to find out more, and check back often as we continuously add and update new stories.Making COVID-19 evidence easier to find - Cochrane Stroke heard from stroke care professionals and researchers that it was difficult to find relevant material amongst the thousands of articles available.Learn how Cochrane Stroke addressed this challenge. Making sure COVID-19 ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

How accurate are routine laboratory tests for diagnosis of COVID-19?
What are routine laboratory tests?Routine laboratory tests are blood tests that assess the health status of a patient. Tests include counts of different types of white blood cells (these help the body fight infection), and detection of markers (proteins) that indicate organ damage, and general inflammation. These tests are widely available and in some places they may be the only tests available for diagnosis of COVID-19.What did the authors want to find out?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts.Currently, the...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane review has informed 20 sets of guidelines around the world
Cochrane Review: Early skin ‐to‐skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infantsIn 2016,Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth published a systematic review looking at if skin-to-skin contact improved breastfeeding rates and helped babies adjust to the outside world. They looked at the results of 46 studies which included almost 4000 mothers and their babies. Overall, their review supports the use of skin-to-skin to enc ourage breastfeeding. The evidence suggests that early skin-to-skin should be normal practice for healthy newborns including those born by caesarean and babies born early at 35 weeks...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interventions for basal cell carcinoma of the skin
Why is this question important?Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.BCC is not usually life ‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the first option for treating BCC. Several different surgical approaches exist as well as non ‐surgical treatments, such as radiotherapy (high doses of radiation that kill cancer cells), and anti‐cancer creams, gels and ointments.We reviewed the evidence from research studies, to find out which treatments ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses
An updated Cochrane review published today in the Cochrane Library summarizes randomized trial evidence about face masks, hand washing and physical distancing to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. The review will inform revised guidance due to be released by the World Health Organisation.  Lisa Bero, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems Senior Editor and an author on anEditorial published to accompany this review said, “The results of this review should be interpreted cautiously, and the uncertain findings should not be taken as evidence that these measures are not effective. Most of the...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: Policy makers must act on incomplete evidence in responding to COVID-19
Reducing the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global priority. Toward this end, public health officials and politicians across the world have been seeking scientific expertise to guide policy. In response, investigators have rushed to share new results on preprint servers, and journals have expedited editorial and peer review processes to publish them. The urgency to define the relevant knowledge base in preventing, diagnosing, and managing COVID-19 infection and its sequelae has required intense collaboration in evidence generation and synthesis, in order to provide public health officials with aut...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety in children and young people
Why is this review important?Many children and young people experience problems with anxiety. Children and young people with anxiety disorders are more likely than their peers to have difficulty with friendships, family life, and school, and to develop mental health problems later in life. Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children and young people to overcome difficulties with anxiety by using new ways of thinking and facing their fears.Who will be interested in this review?Parents, children, and young people; people working in education and mental health services for children and young people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane statement to the 73rd World Health Assembly about the Decade of Healthy Ageing
Following a session in May, a resumedWorld Health Assembly is taking place virtually this week (9-14 November).The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is attended by representatives of all Member States.Our statement pledges support for theDecade of Healthy Ageing and highlights some of the work that theCochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership is undertaking to help strengthen the evidence base in this area.The full statement is below:COVID-19 has emphasized the critical importance of evidence-informed global health policy. Governments, healthcare profession...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Rapid research requires teamwork and methodological expertise – Cochrane praised in recent publication
‘A QuESt for speed: rapid qualitative evidence syntheses as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic’ published in BMC Systematic ReviewIn a recently published article, the research team of aCochrane rapid qualitative evidence synthesis reflects on their experience and discuss the challenges they were faced with at each stage of the review. The authors describe practical considerations and stress the level of methodological expertise and dedication needed to deliver a qualitative evidence synthesis rapidly and accurately during the COVID-19 pandemic.Throughout the paper, the team praise the collaborative nature...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane in partnership: The World Health Organisation (WHO) Decade of Healthy Ageing
In 2020, people aged 60 years or over outnumber children under 5 years, for the first time in history; and by 2050, it is estimated that there will be more than twice as many people over 60 as children under 5, and outnumber adolescents and young people aged 15 –24 years. To mark this change in our global population The World Health Organisation (WHO)Decade of Healthy Ageing has been established.The WHO defines Healthy Ageing as ‘the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age’ and includes creating environments and opportunities for people to be and do...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Interview with the Association for Healthcare Social Media
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Ahsm
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prof Tracey Howe appears in Decade of Healthy Ageing ‘Leaders Voices’ video alongside WHO and UN leadership
Professor Tracey Howe, Director of the Cochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, has pledged support for the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) in a video alongsideAnt ónio Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General; Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum; Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director United Nations Population Fund; the International Federation on Ageing; and HelpAge International.The Decade of Healthy Ageing aims to bring together governments, civil society, international ag...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Supporting resilience and mental well-being in frontline healthcare professionals during and after a pandemic
This study was carried out immediately after the Ebola outbreak, and investigated whether staff who were training to give other people (such as patients and their family members)'psychological first aid'felt less ‘burnt out’. The authors had some concerns about the results that this study reported and about some of its methods. This means that confidence in the evidence is very low and the authors cannot say whether the intervention helped or not.Objective 2: all 16 studies provided some evidence about barriers and facilitators to implement interventions. The author team found 17 main findings from these studie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Managing Editor, Cochrane Gut satellite - UK
Hours:  Full time (37.00 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsGrade: I (£44045 - £51034)Closing Date:  17th  November 2020Interview Date: 9th December 2020The   University of Central Lancashire - School of Medicine wishes to appoint a Managing Editor who will be based at UCLAN Preston campus but will be expected to work collaboratively with the wider study team internationally employing IT solutions to achieve this.  This role will involve the primary m anaging editor role for theCochrane Gut group satellite in UCLAN. The group has a portf...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: Prospective meta ‐analyses and Cochrane's role in embracing next ‐generation methodologies
An editorial was published on 30 October entitled" Prospective meta ‐analyses and Cochrane's role in embracing next ‐generation methodologies " . Prospective meta-analysis (PMA) challenges the traditional approach to conducting a systematic review, including when and how the search is conducted and the role of trial authors, to minimise biases and maximise completeness and applicability. In the editorial, members of theCochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group describe the benefits of the approach and challenge Cochrane to find a balance in its systems and policies to accomodate next generation methods...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

ExME, the Spanish-language Students 4 Best Evidence blog, launches today
Today, a group of Iberoamerican medical and other health professions students have launchedEstudiantes por la Mejor Evidencia (ExME), a Spanish-language blog that hopes to be an international hub for promoting, sharing, and disseminating information about evidence-based healthcare. This initiative, which follows in the footsteps of its English-language counterpartStudents for Best Evidence (S4BE), is supported by  Cochrane andCochrane Iberoamerica and  aligns with their Knowledge Translation strategies.  After more than a year of preparations, ExME has launched as a network of students interested in evidence...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane COVID-19 Podcasts
Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes.  Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19.  Cochrane COVID-19 podcasts offer a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest evidence from the Cochrane Library.  Do blood thinners prevent people who are hospitalised with COVID-19 from developing blood clots?In October 2020, we published the findings on the effects of an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Physical activity interventions for people with congenital heart disease
 Review question  This review aimed to gather evidence for the use of any physical activity intervention for people with congenital heart disease. The authors of this review aimed to compare interventions including exercise training, physical activity promotion or lung training with no intervention (usual care).  Background  Congenital heart disease is the term used for a range of birth defects that affect how the heart works. People with congenital heart disease have reduced life expectancy, physical fitness and quality of life. However, due to better prenatal diagnoses, surgical procedures (often perf...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from theCochrane Common Mental Disorders group looked at this topic: 'An overview of systematic reviews on mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment of common mental disorders for refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. 'Supported by the National Institute...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Founding member of Cochrane, Dr. Peter Tugwell, receives the 2020 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Barer-Flood Prize recognizes an exceptional researcher who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy, and/or care delivery.Dr. Peter Tugwell is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Epidemiology& Public Health, a Senior Scientist, and a practicing internist with a rheumatology practice. In 2001, Dr. Tugwell became Director for the Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Population Health and has built a research program and multidisciplinary team...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Talking to parents about evidence-based healthcare and the work of Cochrane
To mark the recentWorld Evidence-based Healthcare Day, Registered NursePenny Blunden (BN, MNursAP) spoke to her 21,000 followers on@Sick.Happens in anInstagram Live about Cochrane work and the importance of good quality evidence. This chat was aimed about parents interested in health evidence – we caught up with her to ask her more.Hi Penny, thanks for speaking with us. It ’s great to see so many healthcare professionals on social media. What’s your background?I am a Paediatric Registered Nurse with a Masters of Nursing. I have always had a passion for working with children, but since becoming a Mum mysel...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Software Developer
Specifications: Full Time, Permanent  Salary: circa £55,000 p.a.Location: Copenhagen, DenmarkApplication Closing Date: Monday 9 November 2020Are you passionate about quality software? Do you have a drive to make a difference for health care world-wide? We are a global, independent organization that strives to inform health-care decisions every day. We gather and summarize the best evidence from research to help doctors, nurses, patients, carers, researchers, funders, and policymakers. We do not accept commercial or conflicted funding, and work to minimize risk of bias, in order to generate authoritative and reli...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane and Malaysian Ministry of Health join together to provide full access to the Cochrane Library across the country
Cochrane is delighted to announce that theCochrane Library is now freely available to health decision-makers across Malaysia.Thanks to the successful partnership between Cochrane Malaysia, Wiley, and researchers from the National Institutes of Health within the Malaysian Ministry of Health, the world-renownedCochrane Library launches across the country, making it possible for decision-makers to use evidence to improve health decisions and expand evidence-based treatment in the Malaysian national healthcare system.Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

COVID-19 Special Collection: evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation
Cochrane has released a new Special Collection  Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a  series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated.Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside promotion, prevention, treatment, and palliative care. Rehabilitation focuses on the overall functioning of the whole person, including comorbidities. Consequently, rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced COVID-19 must consider not only the consequences of the d...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Rehabilitation receives award for Spanish blogshots
Cochrane Rehabilitation has received an award from AMLAR (America Latina Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Association) and the  University of Antioquia's Evidence Based Medicine Group for blogshot translations in Spanish. Cochrane Rehabilitation, one of 13Cochrane Fields, has been producing blogshots for all new Cochrane Reviews published in the past couple of years and relevant to the rehabilitation medicine field. Chiara Arienti started this initiative after her training in Oxford based on the model used by Cochrane UK; some evolution has occurred with the Field's experience with the project, but the o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Help find studies about COVID-19: join COVID Quest!
Cochrane needs your help to find studies related to COVID-19. Anyone can join this task citizen scientist task. To join, simply head over toCochrane Crowd and once logged in, you will see the task in your task dashboard.The task is supported by an interactive training module that will guide you through the different types of studies we are looking for.The studies identified by the Crowd will be fed to Cochrane ’sCOVID-19 register of studies. This register is fast becoming an essential source of studies for systematic reviewers and others around the world.  Anna Noel-Storr, who manages the Cochrane Crowd platform...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Help find studies about COVID-19: COVID Quest is now live!
Cochrane Crowd is pleased to launch its latest citizen science task: COVID Quest. We need your help to find studies related to COVID-19. Anyone can join this task. To join, simply head over toCochrane Crowd and once logged in, you will see the task in your task dashboard.The task is supported by an interactive training module that will guide you through the different types of studies we are looking for.The studies identified by the Crowd will be fed to Cochrane ’sCOVID-19 register of studies. This register is fast becoming an essential source of studies for systematic reviewers and others around the world.  Anna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Watch panel session with Cochrane and WHO: " COVID-19: evidence challenges and lessons learned "
As part of the inaugural World Evidence Based Healthcare Day on Tuesday 20 October, 2020,Cochrane hosted an online panel session with Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library,Dr. John Grove, Director of the Quality Assurance, Norms and Standards Department within the World Health Organization (WHO) Science Division, andProf. Lisa Bero, Senior Editor, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems. The panel was moderated by Sylvia De Haan, Cochrane's Head of External Affairs& Geographic Groups'Support.Cochrane is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with WHO. During the COVID-1...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Join Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief for a World Evidence Based Healthcare Day panel session
COVID-19: evidence challenges and lessons learnedTuesday 20 October 202016:30-17:30 CET (check in your time zone)Register for this webinarOpen to allWe are delighted to announce that as part of the inaugural World Evidence Based Healthcare Day on Tuesday 20 October, Cochrane will host an online session withDr. John Grove,Director of the Quality Assurance, Norms and Standards Department within the World Health Organization (WHO) Science Division, and Dr. Lisa Bero,Cochrane's Senior Research Integrity Officer and Chief Scientist of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Join Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief and Dr. John Grove of WHO for a World Evidence Based Healthcare Day panel session
COVID-19: evidence challenges and lessons learnedTuesday 20 October 202016:30-17:30 CET (check in your time zone)Link to connect coming Monday 19 OctoberOpen to allWe are delighted to announce that as part of the inaugural World Evidence Based Healthcare Day on Tuesday 20 October, Cochrane will host an online session withDr. John Grove, Director of the Quality Assurance, Norms and Standards Department within the World Health Organization (WHO) Science Division.During the session,COVID-19: evidence challenges and lessons learned, Cochrane Editor in Chief Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser and Dr. Grove will discuss WHO ’s eviden...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation – effectiveness of add-ons
Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation - effectiveness of add-ons  Infertility affects as many as 1 in 7 couples. Many of these people turn to fertility treatments for help. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is generally considered the most advanced treatment option, and is recommended in many cases, regardless of the cause of subfertility.Currently there are many adjunctive treatments offered in addition to standard IVF, in the hope that pregnancy outcomes will improve. These have been called IVF ‘add-ons’. The term has gained popularity and is applied to collectively group any extra (non-essential) proced...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: a network meta-analysis
ConclusionsFor people at higher risk, some medicines worked well to stop them from being sick after general anaesthesia. The most reliable antiemetic medicines were aprepitant, ramosetron, granisetron, dexamethasone, and ondansetron, followed by fosaprepitant and droperidol.However, the authors did not find enough reliable evidence about potential unwanted effects to rank these medicines reliably according to how well they worked.Read the full review on the Cochrane LibraryVisit the Cochrane Anaesthesia Group websiteTuesday, October 20, 2020 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Building an effective sustainable organization: Goal 4 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has 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 to achieve our mission.Goal 4 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to be a diverse, inclusive, and transparent international organization that effectively harnesses the enthusiasm and skills of our contributors, is guided by our principles, governed accountably, managed efficiently, and makes optimal use of its resources.Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’s initiati...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Updated Cochrane Review shows electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking
, but more evidence is needed on long-term harmsNewly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.Smoking is a significant global health problem. Many people who smoke want to quit, but find it difficult to succeed in the long term. One of the most effective and widely used strategies to help people to ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Featured Review: Do measures that aim to reduce aerosol production during dental procedures prevent the transmission of infectious diseases?
Review: Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseasesWhy is this question important?Most dental care procedures create tiny drops of liquid that float in the air, called aerosols. For example, to remove the film of bacteria (plaque) that builds on teeth, dentists use scaling machines (scalers). Scalers vibrate at high speed and use a flow of water to wash away the plaque. This produces aerosols that are made of air, water, and the patient ’s saliva, which may also contain micro‐organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.Aerosols that contain ba...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Cochrane Response Managing Director
Specifications: Permanent, Full timeSalary: CompetitiveLocation: UK/Europe (flexible location considered)Application Closing Date: 29 October 2020Do you have a drive to make a difference for health care world-wide? We are a global, independent organization that strives to inform health-care decisions every day. We gather and summarize the best evidence from research to help doctors, nurses, patients, carers, researchers, funders, and policymakers. We do not accept commercial or conflicted funding, and work to minimize risk of bias, in order to generate authoritative and reliable information.As our Cochrane Response Managin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Emory medical students visually explain Cochrane COVID-19 evidence
When residency education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic,the Emory University School of Medicine capitalized on student enthusiasm and availability to createCOVID-19 education materials. Working closely with Cochrane, they are now summarizing top priority COVID-19 rapid reviews in visual form.The project, known as the “COVID-19 Visual Series,” involves students being alerted when a high-profile Cochrane review is being published and then working in teams to create accurate, easy-to-read visual abstracts. These visuals are then published on Cochrane.org along with the review Plain Language Summary and new...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Do psychological and social interventions prevent mental health disorders in low ‐ and middle‐income countries affected by humanitarian crises?
Cochrane Review: Psychological and social interventions for the prevention of mental disorders in people living in low ‐ and middle‐income countries affected by humanitarian crisesMental health disorders are among the leading contributors to all years lived with disability. Prevention strategies offer new possibilities to reduce their disease burden, given that many risk factors for mental health conditions have social and/or environmental roots, such as gender-based violence, poverty, unemployment, social marginalization, and lack of education. This is especially true for people living in low- and middle-income countr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane launches a new guide for choosing images for sharing evidence
Today Cochrane launches new guidance to help people select images to share alongside Cochrane evidence. You can read more in‘Choosing images for sharing evidence: new guidance from Cochrane 'Knowledge Translation (KT) in Cochrane is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Choosing images for sharing evidence: a guide’ - a new resource developed by Cochrane UK for people choosing images when sharing Cochrane evidence or news.Images really matter. They are a vital part of telling the story we want to tell when we share evidence. Images can help our target audience to see that content is relevant to them and to m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Do blood thinners prevent people who are hospitalised with COVID-19 from developing blood clots?
This study reported a lower rate of death in people who received the treatment dose (34.2%) compared with the preventive dose (53%).This study reported major bleeding in 31.7% of participants who received the treatment dose compared with 20.5% of those who received the preventive dose.How reliable is this evidence?  We do not know whether blood thinners are a useful preventive treatment for people with COVID-19 because we are very uncertain about the evidence. None of the studies randomised participants and all were retrospective. Also, they reported different results from each other and did not report their methods f...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Advocating for evidence: Goal 3 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has 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 to achieve our mission.Goal 3 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane the ‘home of evidence'to inform health decision making, build greater recognition of our work, and become the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care.Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’s partnership and advocacy activities during the past several years:We are now dev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with a terminal illness
How effective is hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with a terminal illness and their unpaid caregivers, and is it cost-effective?Why is this question important? Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of people who have a terminal illness (a disease that cannot be cured and is likely to lead to death). It seeks to help patients, their unpaid caregivers and families manage symptoms that cause distress (for example, pain) and to meet patients’ and unpaid caregivers’ needs for psychological, social and spiritual support. Palliative care is known as an ‘holistic’ appr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news