Endometriosis Awareness Month
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).   Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain (Barlow 1993) including dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and pelvic or abdominal pain.  We invited Edgardo Somigliana, MD-PhD (Dept Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane in the Workplace - Round Up
Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane in the workplace’ series collects stories about how Cochrane evidence is being used in non-clinical settings - in universities, by researcher, by guideline makers, and by policy makers. Each piece in the series collects stories around how Cochrane Reviews are being used in one type of workplace or area of work.Would you like to add your story about using Cochrane evidence in your workpl...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane in Practice - Round Up
Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Practice’ series collects stories about clinical professionals using Cochrane evidence - the everyday healthcare professional making sure their patients and clients are getting the best care! Each piece in the series collects stories around the impact that Cochrane Review h as made for a specific clinical area or clinical profession.Would you like to add your story about usi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Podcast: Colloids or crystalloids for fluid replacement in critically ill people
The care of critically ill patients is highly complex, requiring treatments for their underlying conditions and for the consequences of those conditions, such as the loss of bodily fluids. A wide range of these treatments are assessed in Cochrane Reviews and one of these was updated in August 2018, looking at the effects of giving patients extra fluids. Lead author, Sharon Lewis from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the UK, tells us about the latest findings in this podcast." People who are critically ill may lose large amounts of fluid because of trauma, burns, infections, such as sepsis, or other serious conditions....
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

We are now accepting applications for 2019 Cochrane Colloquium stipends
A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attendCochrane Colloquium Santiago 2019. This is our 26th annual flagship event and this year it will take place atCasaPiedra in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile, 22-25 October 2019.Stipends and bursaries represent funding you can apply for if you are eligible that is intended to help cover registration and other expenses associated with attending the 2019 Colloquium.Cochrane is providing stipends for:1.     Cochrane Consumers2.     individuals living in low-lower-middle, ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Philippe Ravaud for leadership of Cochrane France
After leading  Cochrane France  for nine years, Professor Philippe Ravaud is stepping down as Director.   Philippe has led Cochrane France since 2010. His team and Epidemiology unit, basedat Paris Descartes University, is an extremely productive and innovative group that has been at the forefront in developing innovative approaches for disseminating Cochrane evidence in France particularly through language translation and training.Philippe ’s primary research focus is methodological research to assess treatments in chronic diseases. His research activities are structured around non-pharmacological...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Javier Ortiz Orendain
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 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.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Theresa Schmalfu ß
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 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.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more." A ‘scale and polish’, or ‘professional mechanical plaque removal’, is done with specially designed dental instruments or ultrasonic scalers, followed by polishing with special pastes. It’s intended as a supplementary form of plaque rem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Round Up
Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Everyday Life’ series collects stories about individuals, families, and carers making health decisions based on Cochrane evidence. Each piece in the series collects stories around the personal impact that one Cochrane Review has made.Would you like to add your story about using Cochrane evidence for in'everyday life'? Please contactmumoquit@cochrane.org to share your story!C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers
Conclusions:High ‐quality evidence shows that airline passengers similar to those in the trials in this review can expect a substantial reduction in their risk of a symptomless deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they wear compression stockings. Wearing stockings might reduce the incidence of this outcome from a few ten s per thousand passengers, to two or three per thousand. There is moderate‐quality evidence that superficial vein thrombosis may be reduced if passengers wear compression stockings. Low‐quality evidence shows that passengers who wear stockings will also experience less oedema in their legs. Howe ver, this r...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prize - 2017 Award Winner: SYRCLE
When it received the joint second Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017,SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation) was focused on encouraging the use of systematic reviews of animal studies to reduce waste and improve quality. Since then, SYRCLE has evolved, and here Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga gives an overview of how things have developed.SYRCLE started in the Netherlands with the aim of improving the reliability of laboratory animal research and its relevance for patients by using systematic reviews. Systematic reviews have not been commonly used for animal studies, yet we saw the potential of implem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Adriani Nikolakopoulou
TheThomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own life. His creativity spanned his entire career, influencing clinicians and methodologists alike. He is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomise the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomise patients than to treat them in the absence of good evide...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era – 9-11 October 2019, Brasilia, Brazil
Are you interested in qualitative research and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Are you working within health, education, social welfare, crime and justice, the environment, agriculture or other related sectors?Researchers, policy makers, research commissioners and other stakeholders from across the world are invited to attend the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era, to be held  on 9 -11 October 2019 in Brasilia.BackgroundMultisectoral action is needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such action requires a deep and contextualised understa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Covidence seeks Community Manager(s) - Flexible location
Specifications: 0.5-1.0 FTESalary: AU$60,000 – AU$80,000 pro-rata DOELocation: Flexible - this is a remote position; preferred locations are UK/EU or AU/NZ, but other options are possible for the right candidateApplication closing date: 25 March 2019What does a Covidence Community Manager do?You will work to understand user needs, support users in their experience using Covidence, manage major institutional accounts, and contribute to the design and development of Covidence. Working with researchers from around the world, you will collaborate to build a new way of making sense of research data, transforming the impac...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Salt Awareness Week
' World Salt Awareness Week'is a global event t o bring attention to salt intake and the risks to health it can bring, including high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke and heart disease. This year, the awareness week is being observed 4-10 March, 2019.Cochrane Nutrition Field' saim is to support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for nutrition policy and practice by advancing the preparation and use of high-quality, globally relevant nutrition-related Cochrane reviews. Cochrane Nutrition covers a wide spectrum of nutrition-related issues and questions, ranging from clinical to public health nutrition.To...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Relaunch of Cochrane Ireland
We are delighted to announce the recent relaunch of Cochrane Ireland and its establishment as an Associate Centre. The official launch will take place at the upcoming jointCochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland Symposium in Oxford in March 2019.Cochrane Ireland will be hosted within the newly-established Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI), based at theNational University of Ireland Galway. ESI is supported by funding from the Health Research Board of Ireland and the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division, Northern Ireland and aims to build evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and capacity among the public, hea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Podcast: Sedation of children undergoing dental treatment
Fear associated with going to the dentist is common and, among children especially it can make it difficult to deliver the treatment they need. Therefore, among their many reviews of the effects of dental treatments, the Cochrane Oral Health Group maintains a review of the effects of sedation on children undergoing such treatment. The review ’s third update was published in December 2018 and lead author, Paul Ashley, from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London England tells us where things now stand in this podcast." Children who are scared of the dentist will often express this as uncooperative or difficult...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Disease Group works with WHO on latest guidelines for malaria vector control
The World Health Organization publishedGuidelines for malaria vector control, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG).  With its editorial base at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), CIDG was asked to review all of the evidence that was used in bringing together what WHO have described as a “one-stop shop” for countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. Consolidating more than 20 sets of WHO recommendations and good practice statements into one user friendly document, the guidelines su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Colombia to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Centre, ‘Cochrane Colombia’.Cochrane Colombia will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in Colombia by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy-makers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 countries to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Leonie Van Grootel
TheThomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own life. His creativity spanned his entire career, influencing clinicians and methodologists alike. He is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomise the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomise patients than to treat them in the absence of good evide...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mediterranean-style diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this Q&A we asked the lead author Professor Saverio Stranges from Western University Canada to explain more about the mediterranean diet and its role in preventing cardiovascular disease following the publication of aCochrane Review on this topic. What makes a diet ‘Mediterranean’?Scientific interest in the traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern originated in the 1960s because of the observation that populations in countries of the Mediterranean region, such as Greece and Italy, had lower mortality from cardiovascular disease compared with northern European populations or the US, probably as a re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Podcast: Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of presumed early stage endometrial cancer
Recent decades have seen greater and greater use of laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, when people need an operation on their abdomen. There are now dozens of Cochrane Reviews of this, for a wide variety of conditions and, in October 2018, the one forlaparoscopy versus laparotomy, or open surgery, for women with early stage endometrial cancer was updated. The review is led by Khadra Galaal from the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in the UK and she tells us the latest findings in this podcast." Worldwide, cancer of the womb or'endometrial cancer'is the fifth most common cancer among women under 65 years of age, with a h...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Apply now: the Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research
Nominations are open for the2019 Cochrane-REWARD prize, which recognizes initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste.An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting [2,3]. Much of this waste appears to be avoidable or remediable, but there are few proposed solutions.  The Cochrane-REWARD prize was established in 2017 to stimulate and promote research in this area.  Cochrane is now calling for nominations for ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Elections to the Cochrane Consumer Executive open
Are you interested in taking a leadership role in the Cochrane consumer community? Cochrane ’s Consumer Engagement Officer; Richard Morley, and Consumer Executive member; Nancy Fitton explain what’s involved and how to apply." Cochrane is an amazing movement to change the way that evidence is produced and used. It is a global community of over 63,000 supporters and members who use and create new knowledge so that healthcare decisions can be made using reliable evidence.A feature of its work since 1994 has been to support a global network of healthcare consumers (patients, care-givers, and family members) o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

World Oral Health Day
is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It helps to spread messages about good oral hygiene practices and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being. It's an excellent time to put the spotlight on related Cochrane evidence.Cochrane Oral Healthpublishes systematic reviews of the best quality research available to help patients, carers, clinicians, researchers, and funders make better informed decisions about oral healthcare choices. Cochrane Oral Health's  work is carried out by over 1600 members, with over 900 authors from more than 40 different countries.Wh...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Tuberculosis Day
Cochrane Library release Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis World Tuberculosis Day is marked annual on 24 March as it commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. When it is detected early and effectively treated, TB is largely curable, but in 2017, around 1.6 million people died of tuberculosis, including 300,000 people living with HIV.[1] Early diagnosis of TB, including univer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ibrahem Hanafi
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 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.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks HR Assistant - London, UK
Specifications: Part time 18.75 hours per week (0.5 FTE), days and times to be agreedSalary:£28,000 pro rataLocation: London - with flexibility to work from home 1 day a weekApplication Closing Date: 3rd March 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a HR Assistant to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As part of the Human Resources Team, the HR Assistant assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties.Key tasks:Work with the HR Team in providing HR support to deliver a responsive, pro-active HR function.To support the sm...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Global Evidence Summit 2021 - Call for Hosts
We are now inviting expressions of interest to host the Global Evidence Summit in 2021Following the success of the inaugural Global Evidence Summit (GES) in Cape Town in 2017, four global leaders in evidence-based policy and practice will again join forces to deliver the second Global Evidence Summit in 2021.The GES is a quadrennial event that brings together some of the world ’s leading organizations in evidence-based practice in a shared mission to provide a platform to discuss critical issues across different sectors, including health, education, social justice, the environment and climate change. The GES is inten...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Sabrina Khamissa Source Type: news

Podcast: Improving the implementation of health-promoting policies and practices in workplaces
In conclusion, the findings of our review don ’t provide the clear evidence needed to know the impact of strategies intended to improve the implementation of workplace-based health-promoting policy and practice interventions. Improving this evidence base will require new studies and these are needed if policies, practices and programs designe d to improve employee health are to be applied effectively and efficiently and to yield their intended benefits.Read the Cochrane ReviewListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesVisit theCochraneCochrane Public Health GroupwebsiteThursday, February 21, 2019 ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: C-reactive protein for diagnosing infection in newborn infants
Doctors looking after newborn babies need to be able to detect infections early and accurately if they are to prevent the baby from becoming seriously ill. One of the tests suggested for doing this is to measure their c-reactive protein and this was assessed in a new Cochrane Review in January 2019. We asked the lead author, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in the UK, to tell us why this review is so important and what it found." Getting seriously ill with an infection is one of the biggest risks of death for newborn infants, especially those born preterm or unwell...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Special thank you and recognition of 22 years of service to Cochrane: Founder of Cochrane Finland, Marjukka M äkelä
After leadingCochrane Finland for 22 years, Cochrane expresses thanks to Marjukka M äkelä, for her outstanding contributions to Cochrane.Marjukka founded Cochrane Finland in 1996 and during her long service to Cochrane, she has become highly respected in the field of evidence-based medicine. Marjukka was the first Editor in Chief of the Finnish national clinical practice guidelines in1994. She describes the early days of Cochrane Finland as: ‘Sitting in the dusty national medical library in mid-1990s to track down all Finnish-language RCTs and CCTs from the 1950s on. A classic one was a study on the effect ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Carlo Frassetto
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 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.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Shalini Suresh
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 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.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Iodine deficiency disorders; fortification of food and condiments
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of adding iodine to foods, beverages, condiments, or seasonings, other than salt, on iodine nutrition status and health ‐related outcomes in all populations.Many people around the world do not consume enough iodine. This is a problem because iodine is important for normal childhood growth and brain development, and for ensuring a healthy adult population. Inadequate intake of iodine can lead to health problems, such as intellectual disability and goitre (enlargement of the thyroid gland). Currently, the main strategy to increase the amount of iodine consumed in populations ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library
Salary:£150,000 - £170,000Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 28th February 2019Dr David Tovey, Cochrane ’s first Editor in Chief, is stepping down at the end of May after 10 years in the role.His successor - as both the external face of Cochrane ’s content and the internal lead for the editorial production of Cochrane evidence - will play a key role in taking the organization forward beyond our existingStrategy to 2020.You can find further information on the role, including details about how to apply and closing date for applications,here.The new Editor in Chief can be located anywhere in t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Governing Board is seeking to appoint a new member – February 2019
New member is sought from a low- or middle-income country, and/ or from a geographical region that is different from that of the current Trustees.Cochrane is looking for an experienced person with a strong interest in the work of Cochrane, a belief in its power to improve healthcare decision making worldwide, and the ability to provide strategic input into the work of the organization to serve as an Appointed Member of the Governing Board.  Cochrane is an international and diverse organization committed to informing healthcare decisions with synthesised evidence from research. Organisationally, we are a registered cha...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Are general health checks beneficial?
Do general health checks reduce illness and death?The authors of thisupdated Cochrane Review set out to find if general health checks reduce illness and deaths.General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill. The purpose is to find disease early, prevent disease from developing, or provide reassurance. Health checks are a common element of health care in some countries. Experience from screening programmes for individual diseases have shown that the benefits may be smaller than expected and the harms greater. The review authors identified and analysed all randomised trials that compared invit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Podcast: Interventions for treating wrist fractures (broken wrists) in children
Wrist fractures are the most common bone injury in children, causing much pain, distress and life impact for them and their families. In a comprehensive Cochrane Review from December 2018, Joanne Elliott, Managing Editor of the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group based at the University of Manchester in the UK and colleagues, also based in the UK, look at a variety of interventions that are used for these fractures and she outlines the findings in this podcast.Most wrist fractures in children are buckle fractures, also called torus fractures, where the bone surface bulges out. These minor fractures heal well, ofte...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Administrator - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:£28,000Location: LondonApplication Closing Date: 22nd February 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in office administration to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Office Administrator will provide effective and efficient administrative support to the EA to the CEO, to ensure smooth running of the London office and administrative functions for the Central Executive Team (CET).We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contact...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Cannabis products for adults with chronic neuropathic pain
The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group is producing a series of reviews on drugs for the treatment of people with neuropathic pain. One of these, published in March 2018, examines the effects of cannabis-based medicines and we asked one of the authors, Martin M ücke from the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany, to outline the findings in this podcast.Neuropathic pain comes from damaged nerves and several products based on the cannabis plant have been suggested as possible treatments. These include inhaled herbal cannabis, and various sprays or tablets that contain ingredients either obtained direct...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Early bird registration now open for Cochrane Colloquium Santiago
Register before 25 July 2019 to receive discounted rate.This year the 26th Cochrane Colloquium will take place atCasaPiedra in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile, 22-25 October 2019.The theme of the Colloquium is'Embracing diversity',  recognizing Cochrane as a truly global independent community, addressing relevant health questions from international stakeholders using a range of diverse methods. Register today by clicking here (Cochrane account required)Registration fee informationRegistration guidelines and policiesStipend applications open 20 March 2019Further information:Website:colloquium2019.cochrane...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Sabrina Khamissa Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Coordinator - London, UK
Specifications: Full Time - 1-year Fixed Term ContractSalary:up to £30,000 DOELocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 15th February 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as Project Coordinator to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Project Coordinator will provide effective and efficient co-ordination, administrative and project support to projects within the Central Executive Team focusing in 2019 on Publishing.Publishing Management Support:Co-ordinate meetings and support for Publishing Management and Cochrane Library Roadmap planning meetings including...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Human Resources Manager - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:CompetitiveLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 1st March 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR Management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Human Resources Manager will lead and manage a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Key areas:•Recruitment and on-boarding• Talent attraction and management• Employee Relations• People Relations for secondment and consultancy contracts• Learning and Development• Monitoring and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

World Heart Month
In North America and elsewhere, February is   marked as'Heart Month'- a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.TheCochrane Heart Group was established in 1998. Its   aim is to prepare, maintain and promote the access of systematic reviews of the effect of interventions for treating ischaemic and all other heart diseases and preventing cardiovascular diseases. They have over 30 editors and nearly 1,000 authors. Their wide membership includes clinicians, researchers, and healthcare consumers who share an interest in generating...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Meeting our Mission: A message from Cochrane ’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Wilson
‘Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of ourStrategy to 2020. We want individuals around the world to enjoy ‘Better Health’ because high-quality, relevant, accessible Cochrane evidence is changing decision making and improving health outcomes. Every Cochrane collaborator volunteering their time and expertise, every Cochrane Group and Central Executive Team staff member devoting part or all of their wo rking lives, are energised and devoted to this mission: it is the fuel that drives us, the motivation that sustains and binds us together.It ’s wor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Promoting patient utilisation of cardiac rehabilitation
Cochrane reviewers from Canada, the UK and Brazil came together to assesshow to get more patients using cardiac rehabilitation programmes, which aid recovery from cardiac events such as heart attack, coronary stent placement, and bypass surgery, and reduce the likelihood of further illness.  Cardiac rehabilitation programmes offer the following to patients: exercise, education, risk factor management, and psychological counselling/support. Despite the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, not everyone enrolls, and, of those who do, many people do not adhere to and complete the programme. This review evaluated trials of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

New Cochrane review assesses the benefits and harms of exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number of fatal falls and over 37 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year.A new Cochrane Review produced by a team comprising researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia and University of Oxford, UK,summarizes the results from108 randomized controlled trials with 23,407 participants from across 25 countries. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Gerd Antes for leadership of Cochrane Germany
After leading  Cochrane Germany for over 20 years, Professor Gerd Antes has stepped down as Director.Gerd has focused his career on contributing to evidence-based medicine in Germany. While working on developing Cochrane Germany, he was also one of the founders of the  German Network for Evidence Based Medicine. A recurrent theme during all these years was his work and advocacy for increasing public access to research results. He campaigned for ensuring clinical trial results are published in a timely manner and emphasized the challenges of non-publishing for the provision of non-biased high-quality synthesi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news