Tackling methodological challenges in public health reviews
TheCochrane Methods team has defined a programme of work to improve the quality and impact of Cochrane reviews in public health with the support of theMethods Executive,Methods Groups andPublic Health and Health Systems Network. The programme has been designed to foster collaboration between Methods Groups and Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks and to support the ongoing response to COVID-19. It focuses on producing high-priority public health reviews and delivering user-friendly resources to improve the planning, conduct and reporting of methods within them.Why focus on public health? Public health reviews, especially t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Launch of World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day 2021: the role of evidence in an infodemic
World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day will take place again this year on 20 October –learn more on the websiteOn World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, seven leaders in evidence-based healthcare spotlight the global impact of evidence on healthcare research, policy, practice and health outcomes.Today JBI, Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration, GIN, the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care and NICElaunch the World EBHC Day 2021 campaign, ‘the role of evidence in an infodemic’. The 2021 campaign supports the infodemic management efforts of the World Health Or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin seeks Research Fellow - Leicester, UK
Location: De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Leicester, UKSalary: Part-time, 0.3 FTE, 11.1 hours per weekContract type: 13 month fixed Term ContractCloses: 8 AugustThe purpose of the role is to assist the principal investigator in all phases of the NIHR-funded study:  ‘Cochrane Review of Interventions for Hyperhidrosis’. Key duties will include searching and selection of studies, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias, and data analysis and interpretation. You will also contribute to study outputs.They are looking for someone with a PhD in Bioscience or Healthcare relat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Compression bandages or stockings versus no compression for treating venous leg ulcers
Monday, July 26, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Expectations for RoB 2 revisited in light of comparison study
The existingexpectations for RoB 2 that were set out in November 2020 have been revisited and kept in place after results of a Cochrane-funded study were released. The study was initiated to underpin methods policy and implementation plans with data about the usability of RoB 2 compared with the study-based Cochrane risk of bias tool for RCTs, and its impact on efficiency and review quality. The work was led by Bernd Richter and Bianca Hemmingsen from theCochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group and looked at inter-reliability across domains, time-taken to perform assessments, usability issues, and consequences for ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
This study reported results for development of COVID-19 symptoms (but not confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection) and unwanted events, but in a way that we could not include in our analyses. This study did not look at hospital admissions.Main results explainedMain authors of the review, Maria Popp and Stephanie Weibel said: “The lack of good quality evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin arises from a study pool that consists mainly of small, insufficiently powered RCTs with overall limited quality regarding study design, conduct, and reporting. Current evidence does not support using ivermectin for treating o r preve...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane review informs WHO drowning prevention guideline
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued anew recommendations which is supported by evidence from a Cochrane Public Health review.  From this year on, 25 July marks the new UN-recognised "World Drowning Prevention Day" . This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities and offer life-saving solutions to prevent it.On World Drowning Prevention Day 2021, the World Health Organization launched itsguideline on the provision of day-care and basic swimming and water safety skills training to prevent drowning. Cochrane...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Four new WHO recommendations supported by Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews and ‘living guideline’ approach
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued four new recommendations which are supported by evidence fromCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews.Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with WHO since 2011, and a major aspect of this partnership is supporting WHO ’s global health guidelines with relevant evidence synthesis.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has a long-standing collaboration with WHO on the development and updating of Cochrane reviews that inform WHO ’s guidelines on global maternal and perinatal health.This relationship has led to the development of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Author interview: Diagnostic test accuracy of telehealth assessment for dementia and mild cognitive impairment
In this study, 71% of participants who had MCI were correctly identified using telehealth assessment, as were 97% of those who had any cognitive diagnosis (either MCI or dementia), but only 22% of those who had no cognitive diagnosis at face-to-face assessment. However, the latter result was especially uncertain because there were so few patients in this category. It is important to note that diagnoses of dementia and MCI made by two specialists seeing patients face-to-face will not show 100% agreement. Therefore, perfect agreement between telehealth and face-to-face assessments cannot be expected. The larger Australi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Featured review: Non ‐pharmacological interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised non‐ICU patients
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Provide feedback to help plan the Cochrane Convenes programme
Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short  questionnaireCochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021. Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Cochrane Convenes will bring together leaders across the world to explore and then recommend the changes needed in evidence synthesis to prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies. It will also engage a larger global commu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Get up, stand up: new review looks at reducing sedentary behaviour in older adults
The ABC ’s recent documentary series Old people ’s home for 4 year olds surprised many by becoming a runaway ratings success. It attracted more viewers than Masterchef and took out an international Emmy Award to boot. It’s the first time the lives of lonely older Australians struggling with isolation, health and mental health issues have been the subject of so much public interest and attention. For Cochrane author Dr Paul Gardiner, this represents a welcome development.‘One of the great public health successes of the twentieth century was increasing people’s life...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Cameroon celebrated
The launch of Cochrane Cameroon was officially celebrated on 30 June from its base at theH ôpital Central de Yaoundé.At the launch Cochrane Cameroon highlighted its commitment to promoting evidence-based healthcare policy and practice; translation of research to policy and practice; advocating for evidence to promote access and equity to healthcare; effective collaboration, and, strengthening capacity for conducting and using systematic reviews." Cochrane Cameroon will play an important role in developing a critical mass of those who understand the role of evidence in improving healthcare, " sai...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser, introduces Cochrane Convenes
Preparing for and responding to global health emergencies: what have we learnt from COVID-19?In this interview, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser introducesCochrane Convenes, a virtual event that Cochrane is organizing from 5-8 October 2021. Cochrane Convenes will bring together key thought leaders from around the world to discuss the COVID-19 evidence response and develop recommendations to help prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies.  Tell us about Cochrane Convenes.Cochrane is co-organizing this event with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (CO...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured review: How well does botulinum toxin (type A; often called ‘Botox’) treat wrinkles on the face?
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Communicating to the public about vaccines and using digital strategies to promote vaccine uptake: information for planners and implementers
Based on evidence from systematic reviews, Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) has prepared three information leaflets for health systems planners and implementers involved in developing vaccine communication strategies. The leaflets are underpinned by systematic reviews from Cochrane and other sources and include this qualitative evidence synthesis:Healthcare worker's perceptions and experiences of communicating with people over 50 years of age about vaccination, which published today in the Cochrane Library.The reviews underlying these leaflets include studies carried out prior to the COVID-19 pan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

2020 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 9.266
The 2020 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 9.266. This is an  increase on the 2019Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.890.The CDSR  Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past 2 years and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how ofte...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Rehabilitation talks to Science in the Break
Science in the Break is a communication platform to make research more accessible to everyone and give more visibility to young researchers, which will potentially enhance their network and future collaborations. They focuses on health sciences and rehabilitation, touching on methods like musculoskeletal imaging, movement analysis, brain imaging, and brain stimulation techniques. Led by Tea Lulic-Kuryllo, Cristina Simon-Martinez, and Francesco Cenni, guests chat about their work, explain methods, and share academic and funding experiences.  In their most recent episode they provide overview aboutCochrane Rehabilitatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Low-dose misoprostol given by mouth for induction of labour
First author of this new Cochrane Review,' Low ‐dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour', Robert Kerr explains, “Our review found that Misoprostol given orally outperforms the ‘gold-standard’ drug which is much more expensive, and used in preference in many countries. This review has the potential to impact millions of women and babies who have inductions of labour through its comparison of oral misopro stol with other commonly used induction techniques. " Labour inductions are common around the world. Induction rates vary worldwide, but for example in the UK, 1 in 3 women will have labo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Low ‐dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour
Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

EME, the Portuguese-language Students 4 Best Evidence blog, launches today
We are delighted to announce the creation of "Estudantes para Melhores Evid ências" , a   Portuguese-language blog for all students that aims to be a source for sharing and disseminating evidence-based information, as well as a centerpiece platform to encourage networking among Portuguese-speaking healthcare workers interested in evidence-based healthcare. The initiative, inspired by the English and Spanish-language counterparts (S4BE and ExME), was conceived byCochrane Brasil Rio de Janeiro (an Affiliate of the Cochrane Brazil Network) and is supported by Cochrane and Cochrane Brazil.Beyond bringing t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Watch the video: Cochrane Sweden host webinar on clinical trial transparency
Discussion and Q&AIf you are interested in learning more about this work and how you can support it, please contactEmma Thompson.Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Founder of Cochrane Skin, Professor Hywel Williams, awarded the Order of the British Empire
Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded anOrder of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases.Professor Williams was a founding member of theCochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years. He is a Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the School of Medicine at theUniversity of Nottingham, where Cochrane Skin is based.In his role as Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Director and more recently as NIHR Sci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Remembering Dr Murray Enkin
Dr Murray  Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his late wife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr Enkin, who died on 6 June 2021,  graduated from medical s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Remembering Dr. Murray Enkin
Dr. Murrary  Enkin, whos work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, passed away on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr. Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his latewife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr. Enkin, who passed away on 6 June 2021,  gra...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register evaluation study
Research evaluation of the Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register finds high comprehensiveness for interventional studies and added value to review authors for containing additional references for eligible studies.TheCochrane COVID-19 Study Register (CCSR) is a freely available collection of study references on COVID-19. The CCSR links different references for the same studies, making all references easier for systematic reviewers to find. The aim of the CCSR is to support rapid and living evidence synthesis, including the CEOsys evidence ecosystem for COVID-19 research.CEOsys is a consortium of 21 German university medical cent...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

How Cochrane is responding to COVID-19 in 2021
In 2020, Cochrane ’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and di agnostics.  In 2021, Cochrane continues to produce new and updated reviews in response to the pandemic.In this interview with Deputy Editor in Chief Toby Lasserson and   Executive Editor of  Cochrane's Central Editorial Service Helen Wakeford, we ask them about Cochrane ’s editorial ap...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane launches Cochrane Kenya to promote evidence-informed decision making in healthcare in the country
Cochrane is pleased to announce that on June 8, Cochrane Kenya launched at the 11th KASH (Kenya Medical Research Institute Annual Scientific and Health) Conference.Cochrane Kenya is a geographical affiliate of the global Cochrane collaboration. It is also part ofCochrane Africa, a regional, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health in Africa. Cochrane Kenya will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care in Kenya by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Illustrating Cochrane evidence in a more gentle way: Interview with Jen Ma
We chatted withJen Ma ofGentle Facts about how art can help in communicating science and health evidence, the challenges involved, and her work to address these.Can you tell us a bit about yourself and background?My name is Jennifer Ma (I go by Jen). I am a researcher by training and did my PhD in the Stem CellBioengineering lab at the University of Toronto. I originally planned to stay in research and contribute toinnovations in healthcare, but gradually discovered the crucial role of science communication to bringthe existing body of knowledge to the public. Examples were all around me: friends were choosingalternative m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Training healthcare providers to respond to intimate partner violence against women
Monday, June 7, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane US talks about overabundance of information and how Cochrane is responding to the " infodemic "
The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as “overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that occurs during an epidemic. It can lead to confusion and ultimately mistrust in governments and public health response”. This has been a particular challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.Cochrane US Senior Officer, Tiffany Duque, explains the current'Infodemic', how to manage it, and how Cochrane is responding in this short video. This is an adaption of presentation given at the  monthly CU Anschutz Medical Campus Rocky Mountain Cochrane Series (view thelonger live webinar...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive Officer for Cochrane
Cochrane ’s Governing Board is pleased to announce, with effect from 1 June 2021, the appointment of Judith Brodie as our new interim Chief Executive Officer. Judith will lead Cochrane as the organisation undergoes its search for a permanent CEO and ensure a smooth transition.Governing Board Co-Chairs, Tracey Howe and Catherine Marshall welcomed Judith ’s appointment: " Judith is a seasoned, well-respected and proven interim Chief Executive with an exceptional record in non-profit organisations and brings expertise in finance, fundraising, public and patient involvement in healthcare and marketing. Judith ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane's statement to the 74th World Health Assembly
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the74th World Health Assembly, which is taking place virtually this week (24 May to 1 June).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 emphasises the importance of clinical trial transparency within the context of global health crises, since it is not possible to make truly evidence-informed decisions without access to data from all clinical trials.Read the full statement below:Cochrane supports the Independent Panel ’s report which identifies, alongside o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Is vitamin D an effective and safe treatment for COVID ‐19?
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Belgium partners on clinical trial transparency report
Cochrane Belgium, together withTranspariMED,Test Aankoop andKom op tegen Kanker, recently released a report detailing the status of clinical trial transparency in Belgium.The report used data collected on theEU Trials Tracker, which monitors the status of clinical trials recorded in the EU Clinical Trials Register. According to EU legislation, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the register within one year of a study ending (or six months for paediatric trials).Several clinical trial sponsors in Belgium with overdue results were reminded last year to update the registry. While some then took significant s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Blog - Retention to clinical trials: how can we keep participants involved?
ThisEvidently Cochrane blog(originally posted here) is for all those involved in  clinical trials. Katie Gillies and Derek Stewart, from the Trials Methodology Research Partnership and the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network, highlight the need for focussed research on trial retention to help fill the evidence gaps identified in a national research agenda on retention to c linical trials developed and prioritised by all relevant stakeholders.What do we know about the best ways to keep people involved in clinical trials? Frankly, not a lot.Clinical trials can provide evidence about which trea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Bringing together scientists, artists, and storytellers - Interview with Lifeology
Lifeology ’s tagline is ‘The place where science and art converge’. They offer a platform that brings together scientists, artists, and storytellers to help people better understand and engage with science and health information and research. One of the main ways they meet their objectives is throughbeautifully illustrated, science-backed, bite-sized ‘flashcard’ courses about science and health-related topics aimed at the general public and students.  We spoke to Paige Jarreau, VP of Science Communication at LifeOmic and co-founder of Lifeology more about their work.Can you tell us a bit ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Reducing nausea and vomiting in women having a caesarean birth with regional anaesthesia
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of a single injection of ketorolac (an anti ‐inflammation medicine) for relieving short‐term pain after surgery in adults
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Systematic Reviewer
Specifications: Part time or Fulltime considered (Fixed term/ Secondment/ Consultancy role)Salary: circa £45,000 per annum full time equivalentLocation: FlexibleApplicationClosingDate:   29 May 2021Assist with the provision and delivery of commissioned systematic reviews and review tasks for Cochrane Response, Cochrane ’s evidence consultancy unit.Cochrane Response provides a broad range of literature review and evidence synthesis services to international policy makers and guideline developers to support evidence informed healthcare decision making. We work closely with Cochrane networks to increase Cochr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Author interview: Suite of reviews on pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, are wounds to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing. People who have mobility problems or who lie in bed for long periods are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.Cochrane Wounds has recently published a suite of reviews on this topic, lead author Chunhu Shi tells us about these reviews.How did this suite of reviews come about?The relative effectiveness of different types of beds and mattresses (support surfaces) for preventing pressure ulcers prevention came out as a “top uncertainty” in a priory setting exercise invo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Internet-based cognitive and behavioural therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Updated review:  Internet‐based cognitive and behavioural therapies for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adultsWhy was this review important?Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a common mental illness that can occur after a serious traumatic event. Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma as nightmares, flashbacks, and distressing thoughts; avoiding reminders of the traumatic event; experiencing negative changes to thoughts and mood; and hyperarousal, which includes feeling on edge, being easily startled, feeling angry, having difficulties sleeping, and problems concentrating. PTSD can be treate...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Author Q & A: New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents
In this author interview we find out more about this recently published Network Meta-analysis,New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents. Authors Dr. Sarah Hetrick and Nick Meader tell us about this work.What were you trying to find out with this Network Meta-Analysis?We were trying to find out how well newer generation antidepressants work compared with placebo and if some are more effective than others. We wanted to know how these antidepressants affect:symptoms of depression;recovery: no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder;response or remission: scores on a sca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Endovascular thrombectomy and intra ‐arterial interventions for acute ischaemic stroke
In thisrecently published Cochrane review, authors explored the effects of treating acute ischaemic stroke with endovascular thrombectomy and intra-arterial interventions.First author Melinda Roaldsen said: " This review of endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke strongly reinforces the efficacy and safety of endovascular interventions. Endovascular thrombectomy is a treatment modality in rapid development and continues to gain significance in acute stroke care. This review finds high evidence that endovascular thrombectomy improves functional and neurological outcomes without increasing intracerebral hae...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke
In thisrecently published Cochrane review, authors explored the effects of treating acute ischaemic stroke with endovascular thrombectomy and intra-arterial interventions.First author Melinda Roaldsen said: " This review of endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke strongly reinforces the efficacy and safety of endovascular interventions. Endovascular thrombectomy is a treatment modality in rapid development and continues to gain significance in acute stroke care. This review finds high evidence that endovascular thrombectomy improves functional and neurological outcomes without increasing intracerebral hae...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane signs letter asking medicines regulators in Europe to address unpublished clinical trials
Cochrane, together with a range of other civil society organisations, has written to a group of medicines agencies in Europe asking that they take action to ensure trial transparency.Despite an EU legislation requiring that results from clinical trials be published on the EU Clinical Trials Register within 12 months of a study ending,this information has not been shared for almost 30% of applicable trials.The letter calls on the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA), a body of national regulators in Europe, to take action to address this serious issue and gives recommendations on how to improve the situation. This includes rel...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Neonatal seeks Managing Editor - Flexible location
Specifications: Full Time, 40hr/weekLocation: Flexible  location - ideally US-based but open to international candidates.Application Closing Date: TBD The Cochrane Neonatal Managing Editor (ME) ensures the efficient and effective operation of the editorial base and manages the editorial process for systematic reviews. This involves supporting and providing specialized editorial and technical support to review authors, editors, and associate editors. The ME works in conjunction with the coordinating editor to strategize the direction and priorities of Cochrane Neonatal and acts as a liaison with int...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane shows support for WHO-ICMRA statement on transparency and data integrity
The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) have issued ajoint statement calling on the pharmaceutical industry to increase transparency and access to clinical data for all new medicines and vaccines.Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library and Acting CEO of Cochrane, said:“Cochrane is an advocate for greater clinical trial transparency and supports the statement issued by WHO and ICMRA calling on the pharmaceutical industry to provide wider access to research data for new medicines. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: The impact of medications with anticholinergic effects on future problems with memory and thinking
In thisrecently published Cochrane review, the author team explored whether taking a certain type of medication could make older people more likely to develop dementia.  Discussing the review, Terry Quinn, senior author, said: " Almost every week we see a newspaper headline describing something new that allegedly causes or protects against dementia. These features attract attention as we all want to protect our brain health, but there is often little science behind the headlines.There has been a lot of recent interest around whether certain prescribed medications can cause dementia. A class of medication frequent...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

New prognostic review: Predicting relapse or recurrence of depression
In this author interview, lead authors Nick Meader and Andrew Moriarity tell us about thisrecently published Cochrane review, how they worked with a patient advisory group, and how they rose to the challenge of this being their first prognostic review, and the first of this type for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.Nick Meader: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and, during the pandemic, depression symptoms have increased in many countries.We have effective treatments for depression (like antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy). So, a substan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news