Patients and consumers at Cochrane's Edinburgh Colloquium
Our Colloquium is Cochrane's annual flagship event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss putting research into important global health questions and promoting evidence-informed health care.   This year, almost 1300 people from 57 countries attended our Colloquium in Edinburgh, UK. The theme was ‘Cochrane for all - better evidence for better health decisions.’  It was aPatients Included event, co-designed, co-produced and co-presented by healthcare consumers, where everyone ’s input is valued equally. It focused on key goals of Cochrane’sStrategy to 2020: producing evid...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial - Implementing systematic reviews of prognosis studies in Cochrane
Over the last 30 years Cochrane has strived to advance the importance of conducting systematic reviews of therapeutic strategies, diagnostic tests, and risk factors. Now, the Cochrane community embarks on systematic reviews of prognosis studies in theCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Prognosis research has escalated in the last two decades. Today, frequently echoed terms are ‘personalized medicine’, ‘precision medicine’, or ‘risk‐based medicine’, often used as synonyms.Read a newCochrane Library Editorial on the work Cochrane Prognosis Methods is doing produce systematic reviews ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Chantal Dumoulin andLicia P Cacciari fromCochrane Incontinence  wanted to find out if pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) helps women with urinary incontinence problems. They did this by comparing the effects of this training with no treatment, or with any inactive treatment (for example, advice on management with pads). We asked Chantal and Lucia questions a bout this recentCochrane Review.1.Please can you describe yourself and your Cochrane Group?Since 2012 I have held a Canada Research Chair in Urogyneacoogical health and Aging. Our research program's overarching goal is toImprove continence care in older Canadian ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Individual, family, and school-level interventions targeting multiple risk behaviours in young people
Findings suggest that school-based interventions may have a role to play in preventing risk behavioursHealth risk behaviours, such as smoking and drug use, can group together during the teenage years, and engagement in these multiple risk behaviours can lead to health problems such as injury and substance abuse during childhood and adolescence, as well as non-communicable diseases later in life.  TheCochrane Public Health review team carried out thorough searches of multiple scientific databases and identified 70 studies that looked at ways of preventing or decreasing engagement in two or more risk behaviours, among y...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Featured Review: Non-clinical interventions for reducing unnecessary caesarean section
With numbers of caesarean sections increasing world wide this review looks at non-clinical interventions for reducing caesarean sections.Caesarean section is an operation used to prevent and reduce complications of childbirth. While it can be a life ‐saving procedure for both the mother and baby, caesarean section is not without harm and should only be carried out when necessary. The number of caesarean sections performed has been increasing worldwide. The aim ofthis updated Cochrane Review was to find out whether non-clinical interventions, which aim to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections, such as providing education ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: long-time Cochrane luminary Jeremy Grimshaw
President, Campbell Collaboration& long-time Cochrane luminaryNamed by Reuters as one of the most influential scientific minds of our time, this week ’s guest wears many hats and pursues all kinds of surprising interests. Jeremy Grimshaw has earned a global reputation for translating evidence into genuine changes that improve human health. He’s a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, President of the global Campbell Collaboration and a long-time Cochrane luminary. And as Ray discovers, he can make complex behavioural science, obscure music festivals and Formula 1 racing the most comfortable of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day
(WMHDAY) is being held on October 10th 2018. The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’. They want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy, and resilient.Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group works with authors from around the world to produce and disseminate systematic reviews of healthcare interventions for treating and preventing a range of mental health problems. Some of the conditions they cover include ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Russia for the first time in history publishes in PLOS ONE the results of the quality assessment of Russian clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE tool
Recently PLOS ONE published a paper from Cochrane Russia, a Research and Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, housed at the Kazan Federal University, which presents the first experience of scientific assessment of the quality of Russian clinical practice guidelines on the international criteria of the AGREE instrument.The authors from Kazan, Kaliningrad (Russian Federation) and Phoenix (Arizona, USA) for the first time applied the AGREE II instrument to clinical practice guidelines for surgical treatment of diseases of the hepatopancreatobiliary system and showed their generally poor quality, highlighting as the b...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Business Analyst - London, UK
 Specifications:  Full TimeSalary:£35,000 to £40,000 DOELocation: London with flexibility to work from home up to 2 days per weekApplication Closing Date: 26th October 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Business Analyst to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Cochrane Library Business Analyst (BA) you will gather, analyse, validate and document business requirements using workshops, interviews, document analysis, site visits, use cases, business analysis, task, workflow analysis and observations, ensuring they are sufficiently detailed, re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Summer School 2018
Improving Cochrane evidence uptake in clinical practice is a joint goal of Cochrane Neurological Sciences and Cochrane Italy. They have been making progress with their annual Summer Schools. Over a week they gather young doctors to talk about clinical decision making, evidence-based medicine, and the methodology behind Cochrane Reviews.Visit Cochrane Neurological Sciences websiteVisit Cochrane Italy websiteSee what Cochrane training is happening near youThursday, October 11, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice
 Our annual meeting, theCochrane Colloquium, had patient involvement as central theme for 2018. We took the chance to meet two of theCochrane Eddective Practice and Organizsation of Care authors of the newly published review, ‘Patient‐mediated interventions to improve professional practice ’, to get their reflections on patient involvement in clinical practice as it linked so well with the theme of the Cochrane Colloquium.Healthcare professionals are important contributors to healthcare quality and patient safety, but their performance does not always follow recommended clinical practice. There are many ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Not at the 2018 AGM?
The recording of this year ’s Cochrane Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 17 September at the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh, is now available. Introduction (00:00:00)In Memorium (00:04:40)Council Report (00:31:48)Co-Chairs ’ Report / Statement from the Board (00:36:10)CEO ’s Report (00:46:30)Editor-in-Chief ’s Report (00:56:19)Members ’ Questions (01:11:17)All proposed Resolutions were passed by the Members at the meeting. The results of the votes are available atagm.cochrane.org. Draft minutes from the meeting will be sent to Members in due course.Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (So...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Edinburgh Colloquium 2018: Round-Up
The Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss putting research into important global health questions and promoting evidence-informed health care.   This year the theme is ‘Cochrane for all - better evidence for better health decisions’.  It was aPatients Includedevent, co-designed, co-produced and co-presented by healthcare consumers, where everyone ’s input is valued equally. It focused on key goals of Cochrane’sStrategy to 2020: producing evidence, making evidence accessible, and advocating for evidence.Colloquium by the numbers127...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Statement from Cochrane ’s Governing Board – 26th September 2018
The Cochrane Collaboration ’s Governing Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 25th September to terminate Professor Peter Gøtzsche’s membership of the organization, and his present position as a Member of the Governing Board and Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre.Cochrane is a collaboration: an organization founded on shared values and an ability to work effectively, considerately and collaboratively. The Governing Board ’s decision was based on an ongoing, consistent pattern of disruptive and inappropriate behaviours byProfessor G øtzsche, taking place over a number of years, which und...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

An interview on consumer involvement in research with Simon Denegri, NIHR
For this year ’s Patients IncludedCochrane Colloquium, Richard Morley interviewed Simon Denegri, National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public, UK National Institute of Health Research. Simon talked about patient/consumer involvement in research, co-production, the role of researchers in meaningfully involving stakeholders, and what challenges he might set for Cochrane.Learn more about consumer involvement in CochraneTuesday, September 18, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Statement from Cochrane's Governing Board
Dear Cochrane members,These are extraordinary times and we find ourselves in an extraordinary situation. Your Board is always happy to answer questions about our decisions, and today is no different. We want to explain how we got here today. This wasn ’t our original plan because we wanted to behave fairly and with integrity, in a process that respected the privacy of an individual, whilst taking place over a number of days. Days, which unfortunately span this special Colloquium.This is about the behaviour of one individual. There has been a lengthy investigation into repeated bad behaviour over many years. It is exc...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Beyond the Room Edinburgh Colloquium 2018 Podcasts
For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we will be taking the conversation  #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by Andr é Tomlin from the Mental Elf. Its aim is to  increase the reach and impact of health events by live tweeting and podcasting from them, to involve people virtually and facilitate a much more democratic conversation. Our Beyond the Room team includes  @SarahChapman30@TheJackLeahy@Mental_Elf@MightyCasey@DBadenoch@sally_crowe Selena@CochraneUK and  @Laconic_doc They have recorded podcasts with some of the speakers and prese...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

An Interview with Doug Altman
Roberto D ’Amico from Cochrane Italy sharesan interview with Doug Altman. Everyone within the Cochrane community was sad to learn of the death of Professor Doug Altman this year.Doug Altman was a Cochrane leader and pioneer since the Collaboration ’s beginning in 1993. He is best known for his work on improving the reliability and reporting of medical research and for highly cited papers on statistical methodology. Doug’s long-serving contributions to Cochrane have been universally acknowledged across the world. He was a long standing co- convenor ofCochrane ’s Statistical Methods, and more recently...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial - Information specialists: ensuring quality as the basis of evidence synthesis
The foundations of both Cochrane and the wider evidence synthesis community rest on the involvement of methodologists in the production of high ‐quality systematic reviews. Epidemiologists, statisticians, and information specialists have had an enormous impact on the evolution of Cochrane and the advancement of systematic review methodology. Compared with other methodologists, information specialists tend to fly somewhat under the radar d espite the fact that they act in a wide variety of roles. Information specialists organize, disseminate, and interpret information; they also preserve knowledge and ensure that it is di...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Message from the Governing Board
This week at its meeting in Edinburgh, Cochrane ’s Governing Board considered, as planned, the findings of an independent review and additional complaints related to the conduct of a Member. The Board’s conclusion was communicated to the individual concerned and is part of an ongoing process. The Co-Chairs of the Board will provide further de tails once this process is complete.Following this, four Board members (Gerald Gartlehner, David Hammerstein Mintz, Joerg Meerpohl and Nancy Santesso) decided to resign as Cochrane trustees with immediate effect. This situation required further changes in the composition o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Methods Implementation Co-ordinator - Flexible location
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:Up to £45,000 DOELocation:Flexible with regular attendance at the London office expectedApplication Closing Date: Friday 5th OctoberThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in Methods Implementation to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Methods Implementation Co-ordinator will provide strategic support to facilitate methods activities in line with Cochrane ’s strategic aims. To provide infrastructural support to the Cochrane methods community and its representative groups, including the Methods Executive and Scientific Commit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks part-time Information Specialist - Flexible location
Specifications: 0.4-0.6 FTE-   Fixed Term for 9 MonthsSalary:CompetitiveLocation:Flexible with regular attendance at the London office expected; frequency to be negotiated.Application Closing Date: Friday 5th October 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The successful candidate will provide information specialist advice and services to the Central Executive Team and deliver on key projects for the Editorial& Methods Department.We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work ef...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Switzerland seeks Coordinator - Lausanne, Switzerland
The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (UNIL) offers a position of  Coordinator, Cochrane Switzerland, 50%Description:Cochrane (www.cochrane.org) is an international independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research accessible for those who need to make decisions about health.  Cochrane is a not-for-profit organisation with about 11 ’000 members and 35’...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people
Taking medicine to treat symptoms of chronic illness and to prevent worsening of disease is common in older people. However, taking too many medicines can cause harm. The Cochrane Review,' Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people 'examinedstudies in which healthcare professionals have taken action to make sure that older people are receiving the most effective and safest medicines foranyillness they may have.  Actions taken included providing a service, known as pharmaceutical care, which involves promoting the correct use of medicines by identifying, preventing and resolvingmedici...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane in the numbers: April - June 2018
We are pleased to announce the publication of our organizational Dashboard looking the second quarter of 2018. This Dashboard, which we publish quarterly, presents our achievements in a series of key metrics, such as publishing output,Cochrane Library usage, and progress on meetingStrategy to 2020 targets. Work on Strategy targets is covered in more detail in the Target Report below.This initiative is part of Cochrane ’s commitment to organizational transparency. For everyone interested in Cochrane and our work, these critical indicators provide an opportunity to monitor our production and dissemination of evidence, ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals
How effective are interventions designed to reduce falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals?Falls by older people in care facilities, such as nursing homes, and hospitals are common events that may cause further loss of independence, injuries, and sometimes death as a result of injury. Effective interventions to prevent falls are therefore important.Many types of interventions are in use. These include:exercisemedication interventions that include vitamin D supplementationmedication review of the drugs that people are takingenvironment or assistive technologies including bed or chair alarms or the use of spec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Pharmacists play vital role in improving patient health shows biggest review of evidence to date
Pharmacists serving non-hospitalised patients, such as in general practices and community pharmacies, may achieve improvements in patient health outcomes according to the most comprehensive systematic review of the scientific evidence to date.This press release originally was posted on the University of Bath website.A team of researchers led by Professor Margaret Watson from the University of Bath, working with Cochrane, NHS Education Scotland, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Brunel, California and Nottingham Trent, reviewed 116 scientific trials involving more than 40,000 patients. They compared pharmacist interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Electromechanical and robot ‐assisted arm training for improving activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after stroke
Updated review: Electromechanical and robot ‐assisted arm training for improving activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after strokeIn thisupdated review authors from Germany came together to re-assess the effects of electromechanical and robot ‐assisted arm training for improving arm function in people who have had a stroke. The review was updated from having low/very low quality evidence of benefit to high quality evidence of benefit.Electromechanical and robot ‐assisted arm training uses specialised machines to assist rehabilitation in supporting shoulder, elbow, or hand movements. Howev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Featured Review: Impact of public release of performance data on the behaviour of healthcare consumers and providers
Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care  wanted to find out if publicly releasing information about the performance of healthcare providers (e.g. hospitals and individual professionals) has a measurable influence on changing the behaviour of consumers, providers, and purchasers of care. The authors also sought to determine whether this affected the performance of healthcare providers, patient outcomes, and staff morale. Therecently published review found:The available evidence suggests that publishing performance data does not make very much difference to where patients choose to go for treatment. It...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases seeks part-time Clinical Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Contract type:Part-time, Fixed-term appointment at 0.6 FTE for up to 2 yearsClosing date:24 September 2018Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM’s 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 the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Ireland seeks Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager - Galway, Ireland
Senior Research Associate - Programme ManagerCentre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research& Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES)School of Nursing& Midwifery, NUI Galway.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year fixed term contract position as Programme Manager (Senior Research Associate) for an evidence synthesis capacity building initiative funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.On of the principal duties   will be developing a world-class evidence synt...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief responds to BMJ EBM article criticizing HPV review
On 27th July 2018,an article was published in the journalBMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relating to therecently published Cochrane Review on prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.  The article is based on analyses undertaken at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and two of the authors are experienced Cochrane researchers: Professors Peter G øtzsche and Tom Jefferson. It made several criticisms of the Cochrane Review, most notable of which was that the Cochrane Review was incomplete due to missing " nearly half of the eligible trials " .Cochrane takes all criticisms and feedback seriously, seeing this...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: Cochrane co-founder Iain Chalmers
A very special conversation with a maverick British medico who set up a tiny research centre in Oxford and watched it grow into a global collaboration of over 40,000 people across 130 countries. Three decades on, Cochrane   now produces the world's most trusted health evidence that is used by patients, health professionals, researchers and policy makers around the world every day.Cochrane co-founder Iain Chalmers joins host Dr. Ray Moynihan to look back on the origins of the organisation and the extraordinary life of its namesake, Archie Cochrane. Iain also reflects on his work beyond the collaboration - from working ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Testing Treatments book now available for free in 15 languages
The book Testing Treatments has been recently translated into Danish,  making it available now in a total of 15 languages with more coming soon.Testing Treatments  was written to address a fundamental healthcare question: ‘How do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients?’  Because research often fails to answer this question, and because many treatments are not based on sound evidence, the authors set out to prom ote better and more critical public evaluation of the effects of medical treatments.Testing Treatments  is widely used as a learnin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Edinburgh Colloquium schedule sign-up and app are now launched
Sign-up for the Colloquium scheduleSign-up is now available for the full Colloquium schedule.Login to your Colloquium account, and sign-up for the sessions you want to attend.WorkshopsPlease note that most workshops have limited capacity, therefore participants are required to sign up for workshops. You can only sign up for one workshop per time slot, but you can be on the waiting list of a preferred workshop while signed up for another one. You will then receive an email when a spot is available.Restricted meetingsMeetings are open to all delegates unless marked'Restricted'to a specific target audience.Social eventsRegist...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Holly Millward Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Clinical Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary: Starting salary of £32,478 per annumContract type:Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM’s 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 the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary: Starting salary of £28,098 per annumContract type: Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM'S 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 the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: Alexandra Barratt on using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare
Episode 12 -Alexandra Barratt' It's not science or instinct...it's evidence and personal preferences. That's really, to me, the heart of shared decision making. ’This week ’s guest has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Barratt's journey from clinician to journalist to global advocate for evidence based medicine and shared decision-making is a fascinating one.Here she talks with acclaimed journalist and health researcher ,Dr Ray Moynihan, about her varied career and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Comic highlights Cochrane and World Health Organization collaboration for positive birth experience guideline
Swiss illustrator explains his motivation for creating the comic and what he hopes it shows.The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. The new WHO guideline includes evidence from 17 Cochrane Reviews and has 56 evidence-based recommendations on what care is needed throughout labour and immediately after for the woman and her baby.Swiss illustrator, Martin Vuill ème fromThe Science of Cookies (an online French-English comic about the health and social sciences, research, and news) create...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across China
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within China.A group of interested stakeholders have been invited to a two-day strategic planning meeting to be held on 9-10 October in Beijing (hosted by the Peking University Health Science Center), to discuss the strategic direction and the establishment of a Cochrane China Network.  The Cochrane China Network primary functions will be around ensuring that Cochrane ’s evidence is increasingly used in policy and practice inside China; supporting the Cochrane community of volunteers (authors, methodologists, editors) in Chi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collections on malnutrition
Free access to all included Cochrane ReviewsAcute malnutrition threatened the lives of 50.5 million children under five years globally (7.5%) in 2017. About 16 million children with acute malnutrition are estimated to have severe acute malnutrition, the most extreme and visible form of undernutrition.  Two new Cochrane Library Special Collections, which started as part of a joint initiative withCochrane Nutrition and  Evidence Aid, bring together Cochrane Reviews addressing the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition and the treatment of acute malnutrition. Access to all Cochrane R...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Editor in Chief discusses the journey to the new Cochrane Library
Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, David Tovey, describes the journey of updating theCochrane Library, which spans being a journal and a knowledge resource, and includes current and archive content, multi-lingual text, and a varied collection of databases.It all began in April 2012 at Cochrane ’s business meeting in Paris: a ‘strategic session’ aimed at agreeing a content strategy for Cochrane and our primary output, the Cochrane Library. My team had prepared well: there was broad approval for moves towards greater diversity in content, and more flexibility in its presentation and d elivery to end u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Medical Terminology Manager - flexible location
Specifications:  Part Time (0.6 FTE) 12 Months Fixed Term ContractSalary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 31/08/2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Medical Terminology Manager to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As part of the Cochrane Linked Data team you will have a lead role in developing and maintaining the Cochrane Vocabulary, which includes managing and implementing policies regarding purpose, scope, requirements, concept models, hierarchies and terms for the Cochrane Vocabulary.You will manage and deliver the quality validation...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking a Senior Editor for the Children and Families Network - Flexible location
Specifications:  Maximum of 0.2 FTESalary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleContract: 2 yearsApplication Closing Date: 15 August 2018ContextIn 2017 Cochrane created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of these thematic Networks provided an exciting opportunity for experts in the field to join Cochrane ’s new editorial leadership and help the organization deliver its Strategy to 2020 objectives.Cochrane is now seeking ahigh-...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Addressing the gap in knowledge on chronic pain in childhood
Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th  at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians, researchers, funders and policy makers from charities, universities and hospitals discussed the lack of knowledge in this area and shared their collective ambition to increase the quality of evidence in this field.Professor Christopher Eccleston, Coordinating Editor of the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller
After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she was (after a little encouragement) happy to share some parting thoughts about her time as a prolific and multi-talented Cochrane contributor.  Elaine Beller is widely recognised as having an amazing ability to analyse and explain the most complex of matters a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library: an improved online platform to guide health decision-making across the world
Cochrane is pleased to announce that theCochrane Library, which provides high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, has been redesigned and enhanced to improve user experience and functionality.Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors and groups produce high-quality systematic reviews, which collate and summarize the best available evidence on the effects of interventions, to inform decisions about health. Cochrane Reviews are recognized internationally as representing a gold stan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
" It is crucial that people have an understanding of what interventions work in what populations so as to make correct clinical and policy practice related decisions. ”An international team, supported by   Cochrane Bone, Joint& Muscle Trauma, assessed whether fall-prevention strategies that target two or more risk factors for falls are effective in preventing falls in older people living in the community.As people age they are more likely to fall. Although most fall-related injuries are minor, they can cause significant pain and discomfort, affect a person's confidence and lead to a loss of independence...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across the US
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US.An internal review of Cochrane ’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to deliver a wider range and expanded scale of Cochrane activities, share collaboratio n across and between institutions, and create greater impact of that work in diverse regions and different contexts.There is a sophisticated and well-developed health evidence landscape in th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Innovative Global Data-Sharing Platform Vivli Launches
Leading institutions, including Cochrane, sign on to international platform which aims to accelerate medical researchThe nonprofit organizationVivli launched a novel data-sharing and analytics platform to help researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. This innovative platform makes it easy for researchers worldwide to discover, share and analyze data from clinical trials, regardless of who sponsored the research or where the research took place.The Vivli platform launches at a crucial time in the evolution of science. Increasingly, researchers are being required to make their data openly available. New guide...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news