Exercise for dysmenorrhoea
Dysmenorrhoea is the medical name given to painful uterine cramps of menstrual origin, which is also known as period pain. There are several Cochrane Reviews of ways that might ease this and the one investigating the benefits of exercise was updated in September 2019. Here ’s one of the authors, Jane Chalmers from Western Sydney University in Australia, to tell us what it found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions for helping older adults prescribed multiple medications to use and take their medications
Older people often have multiple chronic health problems, requiring multiple different medicines. However, this can be challenging and a new Cochrane Review in May 2020 examines the effectiveness of interventions that might help them. Here ’s lead author, Amanda Cross from Monash University in Parkville Australia to tell us what the review found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in people with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk
The Cochrane Heart Group have produced more than 200 reviews, covering a very wide range of conditions and interventions. In December 2019, they published a new review comparing different procedures for patients with severe aortic stenosis and we asked the lead author, Ahmed Kolkailah from the Department of Medicine at Cook County Health in Chicago, USA to tell us about the condition and the review ’s findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
COVID-19 has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing a series of rapid reviews to help decision makers deal with the pandemic and its impact. One of these reviews, published in June 2020, examines the accuracy of using signs and symptoms to diagnose whether someone has the disease. We asked the lead author, Thomas Struyf from the KU Leuven in Belgium, to tell us why the review is needed and what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery through the abdomen for treating urinary incontinence in women
Cochrane Incontinence has produced more than 40 systematic reviews of interventions that might help people suffering from incontinence. In this podcast, one of the group ’s researchers, Fiona Stewart, talks with author Wael Agur, a subspecialist and lead urogynaecologist for NHS Ayrshire& Arran, UK, about the December 2019 update for one of these, looking at the effects of a type of surgery called laparoscopic colposuspension. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has included restrictions on some people ’s movement, to try to protect them from the virus. This isolation may have adverse effects on mental health and, in May 2020, we published a rapid review of the effects of using video calls to ease this among older people. We asked the lead reviewer, Chris Noone from the National University of Ir eland in Galway to describe the evidence that they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Enteral lactoferrin supplementation for prevention of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
Sepsis is the most common cause of death for newborn babies worldwide. Mohan Pammi and Gautham Suresh from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA updated the Cochrane review of the evidence on the use of lactoferrin, in March 2020, and we asked Mohan to describe the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Community-based maternal and newborn educational care packages for improving neonatal health and survival in low- and middle-income countries
Poor health is a common problem for many newborn babies in low-resource settings. One way to help with this might be through the delivery of educational care packages to mothers and communities, and a new Cochrane review from November 2019 looked at the evidence for these. We asked lead author Zohra Lassi from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia to take us through the findings of the review. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat individuals with COVID-19
Cochrane is producing a series of reviews to help decision makers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, we published our rapid review of the effects of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune immunoglobulin and we asked its lead author, Sarah Valk from the Center for Clinical Transfusion Research at Sanquin Blood Supply in the Netherlands, to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Does cleaning hands with ash stop or reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections compared with soap or other materials?
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing reviews to help decision makers respond to the pandemic. In April 2020, we published the rapid review of the effects of using ash for cleaning hands when soap and water are not available. In this podcast, Lars J ørgensen from the Nordic Cochrane Centre spoke to his colleague there, Asger Paludan-Müller, about the review. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Fluoxetine for overweight or obese adults
Obesity is a problem worldwide and several Cochrane Reviews examine interventions that might help to prevent or reduce it. These were added to in October 2019 with a new review examining the evidence on the drug fluoxetine. Here ’s the lead author, Alejandro Gonzalez Garay from the National Institute of Paediatrics in Mexico City to let us know what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Factors that influence whether healthcare workers follow infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases
COVID-19 has spread quickly, and Cochrane is producing a series of rapid reviews of relevant evidence to help decision makers. One of these looks at the views of healthcare workers on infection prevention and control guidelines, and we asked lead author, Catherine Houghton from the National University of Ireland in Galway to describe the key findings, published in April 2020. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Protective clothes and equipment for healthcare workers to prevent them catching coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and we are updating the most relevant Cochrane reviews, as well as preparing rapid reviews of new topics. In this podcast, we asked author Blair Rajam äki from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio to describe the findings of the April 2020 update on the effects of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

How effective is quarantine alone or combined with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-2019)?
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing a series of rapid reviews of the evidence to help decision makers respond to the pandemic. In this podcast, lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit from Danube University Krems in Austria outlines the findings of our review of the effectiveness of quarantine, which was requested by the World Health Organization and published in early April 2020. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID-19: a rapid review
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing a series of rapid reviews of the evidence to help decision makers respond to the pandemic. In this podcast, lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit from Danube University Krems in Austria outlines the findings of our review of the effectiveness of quarantine, which was requested by the World Health Organization and published in early April 2020. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for stroke recovery
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, to tell us more. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Is vitamin D supplementation beneficial or harmful for women during pregnancy?
Many pregnant women have Vitamin D deficiency, and might consider taking oral supplements to counter this. In July 2019, Cristina Palacios from Florida International University in the USA, and colleagues, updated their Cochrane Review of the evidence. She tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Regular treatment with formoterol and inhaled steroids for chronic asthma: serious adverse events
Most Cochrane Reviews seek to cover both the benefits and harms of interventions, but the complexity of the research on the adverse effects of some treatments means that a few reviews are dedicated to just the potential harms. One of these, on one of the drugs used for treating asthma was updated in September 2019, and lead author, Sadia Janjua from the Population Health Research Institute at the University of London in the UK, tells us about the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia
People with fibromyalgia have persistent, widespread body pain and there are more than 30 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might help them. In September 2019, a new review was added to the Cochrane Library, studying the effects of flexibility exercise training. We asked its lead author, Soo Kim from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, to tell us about the findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Pharmacies might be able to support people with their depression medicines
The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group had published more than 180 reviews relevant to conditions such as anxiety and depression by the end of 2019. In December 2019, they added a review of whether pharmacist support can help people take their anti-depressants and we asked one of the authors, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in the UK, to tell us about the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Can people stop smoking by cutting down the amount they smoke first?
There are more than 50 Cochrane Reviews of the effects of interventions to help people quit smoking; one of which investigates whether reducing smoking before quitting might be an alternative to stopping suddenly. It was updated in September 2019 and we asked lead author, Nicola Lindson, from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group based in the University of Oxford in the UK to tell us about their latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

A review of which advocacy interventions work to help abused women, and under what circumstances, and which women are likely to benefit
Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how interventions or actions work, and a realist approach might be more appropriate for their review. One of the first such Cochrane reviews was published in June 2019, assessing advocacy interventions for abused women, and we asked lead author, Carol Rivas from University College Lo...
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common skin problem and there are several Cochrane Reviews of various ways to treat it. These were added to in July 2019 with the publication of a new review on the potential benefits of lifestyle changes. We asked Professor Ching-Chi Chi from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan Taiwan to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

What is the best way to use nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking?
Nicotine replacement therapy has been used to help people stop smoking for more than 20 years, and a large and growing body of research has tested it. To help cope with this, some of the related Cochrane Reviews have been divided up and in April 2019 the evidence on different doses, durations and modes of delivery was updated into a new review. Here ’s one of the authors, Samantha Chepkin from Cochrane UK to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Can rewards help smokers to quit in the long term?
Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable death worldwide and there are more than 50 Cochrane Reviews of the effects of interventions to help people quit. One of these, on the use of incentives, which was last published in 2015 was updated in July 2019. We asked the new lead author, Caitlin Notley, from the University of East Anglia in the UK to bring us up to date with the evidence. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Xpert MTB/RIF and Xpert Ultra for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults
Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Does motivational interviewing help people to quit smoking?
Smoking remains a substantial public health problem around the world and the search for effective ways to help people stop is ongoing, with more than 50 Cochrane Reviews providing evidence on a wide variety of interventions. One of these reviews, on motivational interviewing, was updated in July 2019 and the lead author, Nicola Lindson from the University of Oxford in the UK brings us up to date in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Screening for malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer)
Malignant melanoma, which can be fatal, is increasingly common and there is debate about whether it should join the list of cancers that are screened for. A new Cochrane Review from June 2019 looks at the current evidence and we asked one of the authors, Minna Johansson from Cochrane Sweden, to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Effects of nutritional interventions to increase nutritional status in children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries
Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global Health and Human Development at Loughborough University in the UK, to tell us about the need for the review and what it found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Effects of starting antiretroviral therapy within one week of diagnosis on people living with HIV
Among the dozens of Cochrane Reviews of various treatments for people with HIV or AIDS, are some that look more at how the treatments should be used, rather than the treatments themselves. One of these examines the timing of the start of treatment, and it was published in June 2019. Lead author, Alberto Mateo from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, tells us about the evidence base and the findings for this important question. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Pharmacotherapy for hypertension in adults 60 years or older
One of the earliest Cochrane Reviews on high blood pressure was first published in 1998, investigating treatments for the elderly. It was substantively updated for a second time in June 2019 and we asked the lead author, Vijaya Musini, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada to tell us about the evidence. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Use of computer or robotic technology to assist surgeons in performing gynaecological surgery
Recent developments allow surgeons to do operations remotely by guiding mechanical arms, rather than needing to be next to the patient. This is called robot-assisted surgery and the Cochrane Review of its use in gynaecological surgery was updated in October 2018. Theresa Lawrie from the Cochrane Gynaecology, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer Group based in Bath in the UK, tells us the latest. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
Cochrane Overviews bring together the findings from multiple reviews and one of the largest, first published in September 2013, was updated and republished in May 2018. Cindy Farquhar, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand describes this enormous volume of evidence for assisted reproduction. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Support during pregnancy for women at increased risk of low birthweight babies
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced more than 600 reviews and one of its first from 1995 looked at the effects of providing support during pregnancy for women at increased risk of having a low birthweight baby. The review underwent another update in April 2019 and we asked a new member of the research team, Christine East from Monash University and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia to tell us about the importance of the review and its latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Psychosocial support for informal caregivers of people living with cancer
The rising incidence of cancer and successes in its treatment mean that an ever increasing number of people are living with cancer. This is leading to the involvement of more and more informal caregivers in their care. In a new Cochrane Review from June 2019, Charlene Treanor from the Centre for Public Health in Queen ’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and colleagues looked at the evidence on the effects of psychosocial interventions for these people. We asked her to tell us about their findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common form of childhood disability, and there are several Cochrane Reviews of therapies that might help the children and their families. These include a review on constraint-induced movement therapy, which was updated in April 2019. We asked lead author Brian Hoare from Monash Children ’s Hospital in Australia to tell us about this treatment, and the evidence on its effects. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth (in addition to toothbrushing) to prevent and control gum diseases and tooth decay
Many people use toothbrushes to remove the plaque that builds up on the surface of teeth, but what about getting to the plaque between the teeth? Should we be using dental floss or interdental brushes to help? The relevant Cochrane Review was published in April 2019 and we asked the lead author, Helen Worthington from Cochrane Oral Health at the University of Manchester in England to let us know the answer. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Antioxidants for male subfertility
As well as strategies that are focused mainly on the woman, interventions to help couples to become pregnant include some to directly help men who are subfertile and those targeting men where the couple has unexplained subfertility. One of the Cochrane Reviews with this focus on men looks at giving them oral supplementation with antioxidants, and new evidence was added to this in March 2019. We asked Rebecca Mackenzie ‐Proctor from the Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand to bring us to up-to-date. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Improving the implementation of school-based policies and practices to improve student health
Alongside learning about mathematics, history, languages and many other things, schools are a recommended setting for interventions to improve health. However, it can be difficult to implement these interventions and, in November 2017, Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues published their new Cochrane Review looking into how this might be done. Luke tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use
Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhea and a variety of vaccines are used to try to prevent it. The evidence for these is examined in the fourth update of a Cochrane Review, published in March 2019 and we asked Hanna Bergman one of the authors based in the Cochrane Response team in London UK to tell us about the problem and the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Immunosuppressive treatment for people with proliferative lupus nephritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. About half the people with it develop lupus nephritis. In the June 2018 update of their Cochrane Review, David Tunnicliffe from the Centre for Kidney Research in the Children ’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health in Australia and colleagues brought together the studies that have tested a range of treatments. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions for improving outcomes in pregnancies that follow stillbirth
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced several hundred reviews on the effects of interventions for women who are pregnant, giving birth or with a newborn baby. They also assess the evidence on how to help after pregnancy loss, and one of their new reviews from December 2018 looks at care during pregnancies following a stillbirth. Lead author, Aleena Wojcieszek from the Mater Research Institute in the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, tells us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Nasal saline for allergic rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis, or hayfever, is a common condition affecting both adults and children. One suggestion for treating it is to rinse the inside of the nose with salt water and the Cochrane Review of the effects of this was published in June 2018. We asked Carl Philpott from the Norwich Medical School in the UK to tell us what he and his co-authors found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Light therapy for prevention of winter depression
Many people experience the "winter blues", but some suffer from something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, which has a major impact on their quality of life. Light therapy is one of the interventions that is used to try to prevent it and a team of researchers from Austria and the USA published the update of their Cochrane Review in March 2019. Lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer, from the Danube University Krems in Austria, summarises the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Which talking therapies work for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems?
The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group studies interventions to help people who have problems with alcohol or who use illicit drugs. In December 2018, these came together in an updated review on psychosocial interventions for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems. Jan Klimas, from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver, Canada tells us about the latest evidence in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Colloids or crystalloids for fluid replacement in critically 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. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts