Podcast: How accurate are tests (Xpert Ultra and Xpert MTB/RIF) for diagnosing tuberculosis outside the lungs (extrapulmonary tuberculosis) and rifampicin resistance?
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Events and Brand Support Officer
Specifications: Full Time Maternity cover (Secondment/Consultancy role)Salary: competitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date:  7 March  2021This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in the Events and Brand Support Officer role to make a difference in the field of health care research.  Knowledge Translation (KT) is essential in achieving Cochrane ’s vision and maximizes the benefit of the work of our global contributors. The Cochrane Knowledge Translation Strategy (KT Strategy) elaborates on Strategy 2020’s fundamental commitment to the dissemination, use and impact of C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: What are healthcare stakeholders ’ perceptions and experiences of factors affecting the implementation of critical care telemedicine?
Thursday, February 18, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane signs on to WHO call for action on managing the infodemic
Cochrane is pleased to join other organisations and individuals in signing a World Health Organization (WHO) call for action about managing infodemics.WHO 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.The WHO call for action encourages signatories to take the following steps:Recognize that an infodemic is a tsunami of information —some accurate, some not—that sp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Marlide Jukema
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane ’s work means becoming part of a global community. TheCochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities fo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Vitamins and minerals for subfertility in women
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Job vacancies with Cochrane Infectious Diseases - Liverpool, UK
The   Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization. Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre.Take a look at  www.evidence4health.org/  and  https://cidg.cochrane.org/ where you will find annua...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine useful in treating people with COVID-19, or in preventing infection in people who have been exposed to the virus?
COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. If the infection becomes severe, people may need intensive care and support in hospital, including mechanical ventilation.Drugs used for other diseases were tried out in COVID-19, and this included chloroquine, used for malaria; and hydroxychloroquine used for rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors sought evidence of the effects of these drugs in treating people ill with the disease; in preventing the disease in people at risk of getting the disease, such as health workers; and peo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane receives an Innovate UK grant to fund further development of the COVID-19 Study Register
Cochrane is delighted to announce the awarding of a grant fromInnovate UK, the UK ’s innovation agency, to fund the continued development and enhancement of theCochrane COVID-19 Study Register throughout 2021.Cochrane ’s COVID-19 Study Register, launched in April 2020, isa curated collection for researchers to access all relevant primary studies being published related to COVID-19. The Register helps systematic reviewers prioritise topics, identify available evidence and produce urgently needed reviews for front-line health professionals, public health policymakers and research teams developing new therapeutic,...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis - 8 March 2021
International Women's Day is March 8th!  Join us as we discuss and highlight minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis. Hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Ann Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to raise money for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Understanding health evidence in COVID-19 times
We all wish we were at least a little scientifically literate, so we can become competent enough to spot what is evidence based.  Whether it's a chat over the fence with a neighbour or something you spot on social media, it's hard to know how to assess the quality of health claims. For many people   accessing health claims isn't something they've  considered to do before or needed to do until now. 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...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prof Jimmy Volmink recognised with honorary doctorate for ‘individuals of exceptional distinction’
Professor James " Jimmy " Volmink, the founding Director of theSouth African Cochrane Centre, was recognized for his devotion to evidence-based medicine with an   honorary doctorate at the Ku Leuven University. Learn more about why he called the'father of evidence-based medicine in Africa'and his strong devotion to Cochrane:Jimmy reflects on reflects his personal and professional journey in this'Recommended Dose'podcast. His current role at Stellenbosch - one of South Africa ’s most pre-eminent universities - is itself a striking testament to the kind of change he has witnessed, worked toward...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland host online event;'Virtually Cochrane', 20-22 April 2021
Registration now open for ‘Virtually Cochrane’, an online event hosted by Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland: 20-22 April 2021.Registration is now open for ‘Virtually Cochrane’, an online event for all those involved with, or interested in, planning, doing, sharing and using health and healthcare evidence.Everyone is welcome to register for a series of sessions on the theme of ‘navigating evidence and uncertainty’. Join live sessions or watch content on-demand. There will also be opportunities for networking, and access to a projects hub.Patients, carers, patient advocates, and members of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Stopping or continuing anti-dementia drugs in patients with dementia
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Withdrawal or continuation of cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine or both, in people with dementia
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: What are the benefits and risks of giving corticosteroids to pregnant women at risk of premature birth?
Monday, February 1, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Living Systematic Reviews vs COVID-19: Highlighting the latest information
By September 2020, there were more than 3000 COVID-19 trials registered and the number keeps growing. Systematic reviews compile all the relevant evidence about a topic to help inform decisions. However, where new research is being completed quickly, like COVID-19, a way of regularly updating systematic reviews with new studies is needed, so that all the evidence can be used to support urgent decisions.Cochrane has been developing ‘living systematic reviews’. These are evidence reviews in topics where a lot of research is emerging quickly. Living systematic reviews search for evidence much more regularly than s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Virtual Methods Symposium: Advanced Methods and Innovative Technologies for Evidence Synthesis
TheUS Agency for Healthcare Research Quality has prioritized a crucial need to disseminate health research findings. As such, a grant was awarded toDr. Tianjing Li to convene a conference on “Innovative Methods Research to Increase the Utility of Systematic Reviews.”  Dr. Li has met this challenge by bringing together some of the world’s top methods researchers to present their work and help disseminate how systematic reviews can improve the quality, effectiveness, and appropriat eness of healthcare by synthesizing the evidence and facilitating the translation of research findings. Due to COVID1...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Treatment for breast engorgement in breastfeeding
Friday, January 22, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane ENT vs COVID-19 - Providing targeted evidence for clinicians
Healthcare workers supporting people with ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues needed to know how COVID-19 may impact on their care and how to protect themselves from infection when providing this.Cochrane ENT wanted to use their team ’s skills to curate and deliver targeted evidence to support healthcare professionals and patients.Cochrane ENT drew together an online repository of guidance and evidence about caring for people with ear, nose, throat, hearing and balance problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also worked with Cochrane Oral Health to fast-track three systematic reviews, are undertaking living systema...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane passes 100,000 members and supporters
In mid-December 2020, Cochrane passed the milestone of100,000 members and supporters! We are so proud of our collaborative, diverse, global community, made up of people from 225 countries. Hear from some of our contributors by exploring#MyCochraneStory.Our 100,000th supporter to engage with Cochrane was Priscila Verduzco, pictured below. Priscila is an ophthalmologist from Mexico City. She is currently completing a master's degree in medical sciences at Universidad Nacional Aut ónoma de México. She joined Cochrane to encourage and assist with research, training, and dissemination of evidence in vision and oph...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane expands its reach with the launch of a new Network across China
Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.Made up of some of the country ’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, theCochrane China Network will work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to promote the wider dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence in China; as well as supporting and training Chinese systematic review authors of Cochrane Reviews.The Cochrane China ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility vs COVID-19: Collaborating to produce the ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for at risk populations, such as pregnant women. It is critical to determine how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies. A regular systematic review methodology is not sufficient to synthesise the overwhelming amount of evidence produced daily worldwide.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility needed to carry out a living systematic review, meaning the review would be continually updated, incorporating new studies as they become available.The ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review project commenced at the beginning of April 2020, and latest results from the living systematic ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Launching Cochrane methods guidance in Spanish and Japanese
Cochrane is delighted to launch Spanish and Japanese translations ofMECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) from  Cochrane Iberoamerica and Cochrane Japan, respectively.These are the first translations of Cochrane ’s methods guidance since the launch of version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (see this Cochrane Editorial for more details about the Handbook ’s launch). This is an important milestone in supporting the engagement of people with different native languages in Cochrane Reviews.Access the translated versions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane statement to the 148th WHO Executive Board meeting on strengthening global emergency preparedness
The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board is meeting virtually this week (18-26 January).The Executive Board, which is made up of 34 elected members from WHO Member States, is responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHO ’s decision-making body) and to advise and facilitate WHO’s work.Our statement highlights the ongoing contributions of the Cochrane community to the international COVID-19 response, and pledges support for WHO ’s efforts in preparing for future health emergencies.The full statement is below:The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

#MyCochrane merchandise
Embrace your geek chic and love for evidence-based healthcare with Cochrane merch!Over the years, branded items  have been printed out to celebrate Colloquia and special events and milestones. Many take pride in wearing and using something branded with the global organization they are a part of or use - and it was time for a refresh! TheCochrane Store brings designs that celebrate evidence-based healthcare, take pride in the rigger and quality of systematic reviews, and show the world you are a supporter of high-quality Cochrane evidence! All money from sales are reinvested in helping people get in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Eight ways to quit smoking in 2021: video talks through the Cochrane evidence
Stopping smoking brings enormous health benefits, but can be very challenging.In this talk, Cochrane author and editor Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce talks through Cochrane evidence on the best and most common ways to quit smoking.This talk is based off anarticle in The Conversation co-authored by Jamie and Dr Nicola Lindson, Cochrane author and managing editor of theCochrane Tobacco Addiction Group. The talk was hosted byOxford at Home, the University of Oxford ’s weekly programme of live knowledge sharing online ‘tutorials.’Read'Eight ways to quit smoking in 2021 – what the science says 'Visit the C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Ireland vs COVID-19: iHealthFacts.ie ‘fact checking’ claims in a pandemic
In March 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,Cochrane Ireland,Evidence Synthesis Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), worked with partners to set up the Emergency Evidence Response Service at NUI Galway. As part of this initiative, they creatediHealthFacts, an online resource where members of the public can check the current evidence for health claims.iHealthFacts helps the public to use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health while also providing a platform where members of the public can submit health claim questions to be ‘fact checked’ by a tea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Help Cochrane improve the way we share evidence
The past year has shown how important good quality evidence is. Here at Cochrane, we create short simple summaries of our reviews called Plain Language Summaries. These summaries are meant to be accessible by people around the world, so they can use them to make health care decisions. We would like your opinion on how to make these summaries easier to understand.We are looking for volunteers to read two summaries and fill out a short survey telling us whether they are clear. We are seeking feedback from everyone, especially members of the public, healthcare professionals, journalists and people who influence policy. Please...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Neuromuscular Group seeks new Co-ordinating Editor – flexible location
TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is looking to appoint one or more new Co-ordinating Editor(s) to provide leadership of the Group. TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is part of the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network. This is an important opportunity to lead and shape the future development of a strategically important area of Cochrane ’s healthcare evidence coverage. The Neuromuscular Group’s portfolio of reviews includes 57 active reviews and 22 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based in any country. We invite applications from within existing Cochrane Groups and beyond, and also in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Does moisturising baby skin prevent eczema or food allergies?
Skin care treatments in babies, such as using moisturisers on the skin during the first year of life, probably do not stop them from developing eczema, and probably increase the chance of skin infection.The authors are uncertain how skin care treatments might affect the chances of developing a food allergy. We need evidence from well-conducted studies to determine effects of skin care on food allergies in babies.What are allergies?An immune response is how the body recognises and defends itself against substances that appear harmful. An allergy is a reaction of the body's immune system to a particular food or substance (an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for self ‐harm in adults
Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either pharmacological or natural product treatments. However, few trials have been conducted and those that have are small, meaning that possible beneficial effects of some therapies cannot be ruled out. Why is this review important?Self ‐harm (SH), which includes intentional self‐poisoning/overdose and self‐injury, is a major ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews vs COVID-19: How to review evidence fast and maintain quality
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people relied on research evidence to help make decisions that affected the health of millions. Cochrane had the skills and experience to draw together the research evidence. We needed to work more quickly than our usual systematic review process, which sometimes takes many months to search widely and assess research.Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews group developed a way to create rapid reviews, which streamlined our processes to create high-quality reviews very quickly. In March 2020, the Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews group launched guidance about how to undertake a rapid review. This gro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Oral Health vs COVID-19: Evidence to help reopen dental services
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries implemented lockdowns or stay-at-home orders. Most dental services provided only emergency treatment so patients and dental professionals could stay safe. This left many people in pain or without access to care. As countries began to ease their lockdown restrictions, policy-makers and dental professionals wanted to know when and how best to reopen dental services.Cochrane Oral Health aimed to help them make decisions informed by evidence.Cochrane Oral Health compiled research and international guidance about COVID-19 and dental services. They developed a webpage summari...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Let's talk e-cigarettes Podcast
' Let's talk e-cigarettes'' is a podcast talking about the latest research on e-cigarettes and how new research changes what we know about them. It's hosted by Cochrane Tobacco Addiction researchers  Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson  based at the University ofOxford, through funding from Cancer Research UK. You can listen to the podcast oniTunes,Spotify, or below.  In this initial  podcast, they discuss evidence from a Cochrane Living Review of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, what they found in a recent search, and a deep-dive into one recent study with Professor Mark Eis...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane France vs COVID-19: Mapping ‘real-time’ evidence about COVID-19
Decision-makers are making decisions about COVID-19 that affect the health of millions of people. Researchers have been quick to do studies about COVID-19, but it can be difficult to stay up to date.Cochrane France wanted to bring together the global evidence about preventing, treating and rehabilitating people with COVID-19 regularly and in one place, so they collaborated on the COVID-NMA initiative.The COVID-NMA initiative has three overarching parts:Mapping randomized controlled trials about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing and treating COVID-19 and assessing vaccines.Living evidence syntheses of the ef...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC vs COVID-19: Supporting decision makers
The newChilean Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice of Care  (EPOC) Review Group works with the Ministry of Health to help inform decisions.In April 2020, the Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC contacted the Department of Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Based Health in the Chilean Ministry of Health (HTA). They knew that the Ministry was likely to need evidence-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Review Group staff suggested that they could help to summarise the existing evidence so it could support the Ministry of Health at a time when rapid decision making was needed.As of December 2020, t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Rehabilitation vs COVID-19: Compiling the best available evidence rapidly
Many experts published their opinions about the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation early on, but none were based on real-world experience.Cochrane Rehabilitation wanted to share information rapidly as it emerged so rehabilitation services and patients around the world would know how the pandemic might affect them.Since March 2020, Cochrane Rehabilitation have been compiling the best evidence available into a living rapid systematic review. They worked with the World Health Organization Rehabilitation Programme to identify the highest research priorities, and jointly defined the topics for which to search the best availab...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane South Africa vs COVID-19: Very rapid reviews to inform National treatment Guidelines
There were no prevention or treatment protocols in place when COVID-19 reached South Africa. Policy-makers needed to work rapidly to support our diverse communities.   There were thousands of studies emerging from around the world, but there was a lot of duplication, variable quality and sometimes contradictory findings. The South African (SA) GRADE Network, co-lead byCochrane South Africa and the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, wanted to help policy-makers make decisions based on the best available research evidence in a timely way.The SA GRADE Network worked with a sub-committee of the National Essential Medi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Does behavioural support help people to stop smoking?
Behavioural interventions for smoking cessation: an overview and network meta ‐analysisKey messages Behavioural support can help more people to stop smoking for six months or longer, without causing unwanted effects.Some types of support appear to work better than others. More studies are needed to identify the best ways to support people who are trying to stop smoking, and to identify the best people to support them.Stopping smokingThe best thing people who smoke can do for their health is to stop smoking. People breathe more easily and cough less when they stop smoking. Stopping also lowers their risk of getting l...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden collaborates on trial transparency report
Cochrane Sweden, in collaboration withTranspariMED, recently published areport on clinical trial transparency in Sweden.The report draws on data from theEU Trials Tracker and summarises the current extent of clinical drug trial reporting for different organisations in Sweden. Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.The report found that over 70% of clinical trials whose results were verifiably due had not yet posted results. This is far below t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

What are the most effective interventions during pregnancy for preventing stillbirth?
Antenatal interventions for preventing stillbirth, fetal loss and perinatal death: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsA stillbirth is generally defined as the death of a baby before birth, at or after 24 weeks of development. It is most common in low ‐ and middle‐income countries but also affects people in high‐income countries. Numbers of stillbirths have not fallen much in the last 20 years and, despite the high numbers, it is not widely recognised as a global health problem.This overview of Cochrane systematic reviews included 43 Cochrane reviews that assessed 61 different ways of preventing stillbirth duri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Mexico vs COVID-19: Evidence to guide paediatric COVID-19 patient care
The first COVID-19 case in Mexico was announced on 28 February 2020, with an anticipation that the number of cases would rapidly increase, some cases even occurring in children. To address this need,Cochrane Mexico worked with paediatric infectious disease specialists to create a Guide for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment in paediatric patients. The Guide is for physicians in emergency departments, family physicians, paediatricians, and physicians working on newly created COVID-19 dedicated teams.To create this guide, Cochrane Mexico reviewed all available literature on the characteristics of the virus, the mechanisms of t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Special healthy ageing issue of Cochrane Library app released, as WHO launches Decade for Healthy Ageing Baseline Report
2021-2030was recently formally declared as the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing at the UN General Assembly.The Decade of Healthy Ageing aims to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector to jointly take action in order to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live. TheCochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership has been working with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2015, and has actively supported preparations for the Decade. This includes co-authoring theWHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Baselin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Author Interview: Conflicts of interest in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews: associations with recommendations
In this short interview, PhD student Camilla Hansen Nejstgaard,   from Cochrane Denmark and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) at the University of Southern Denmark, tells us about how conflicts of interest may impact on recommendations of drugs and medical devices. She is the lead author of arecently published Cochrane Methodology Review on this topic.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the impact of conflicts of interests in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews?The findings from our review indicate that financial conflicts of interest a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane ENT seeks part-time Systematic Reviewer - Oxford, UK
Closing date:7 January 2021  Location: Oxford, UKCochrane ENT is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to work with the Cochrane ENT team, based atCochrane UK in Oxford. The main purpose of the role is to assist in the prioritisation of ENT topics and facilitate the completion of high-priority systematic reviews. The post-holder will also support the Cochrane ENT editorial team and authors with methodological advice.Main duties of the post will include: leading scoping reviews to prioritise reviews in key ENT topic areas and devising template protocols, including core outcome measures; co-authoring Cochrane E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Germany vs. COVID-19: Working together to share research evidence
During the COVID-19 pandemic,Cochrane Germany wanted to build partnerships to share the best available evidence with as many people as possible, and make the findings from Cochrane systematic reviews accessible to German-speaking audiences.Cochrane achieved their goals in several ways.   They highlighted evidence and resources on their website and developed COVID-19 related blogs in partnership withCochrane Switzerland andCochrane Austria. They disseminated COVID-19 press releases to journalists, and partnered with the associated Institute of Evidence in Medicine (IfEM) at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Drugs for correcting the basic defect in the most common cystic fibrosis-causing gene variant
Read thisrecently published Cochrane review about CFTR correctors, a therapy for cystic fibrosis targeted at specific variants (most commonly F508del)In this review, the authors looked at drugs (or drug combinations) for correcting the basic defect in the most common cystic fibrosis (CF)-causing gene variant (F508del) and assessed their impact on outcomes important to people with Cystic Fibrosis, e.g. survival, quality of life (QoL), lung function and safety.Professor Kevin Southern, lead author of this review, has been involved in the care of children with CF for over 30 years, and has a deep appreciation of the impact of...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Behind the Numbers Podcasts speaks to Dr. Stevens from Cochrane Canada
Behind The Numbers is a podcast aimed at disseminating research, news,& educational resources pertaining to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Led by Gabriele Zitikyte, MSc Epidemiology student and executive member of the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB)-uOttawa chapter, the podcasts   feature interviews and discussions that highlight different areas within epidemiology.Recently, they spoke to Dr. Adrienne Stevens, the Managing Director ofCochrane Canada. Dr. Stevens expands on the differences between rapid reviews and systematic reviews, as well as the many ways that Cochrane is doing i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Join us - Join in - Make a difference
The Membership team in Cochrane's People Services Department are delighted to announce a new version of ourJoin Cochrane pages that lay out all the varied ways people canget involved with Cochrane ’s work. At the heart of the new content are:Clear benefits ofCochrane MembershipNew involvement pathways forpatients and carers and forstudentsThe pages also showcase the fantastic Membership badges, which are available for to download from theCochrane Account portal.This week, the total number of Cochrane Members and Supporters hit the 100,000 mark. This impressive figure reflects the fact that we encourage anyone in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news