Different ways of giving antibiotics to clear Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in people with cystic fibrosis
People with cystic fibrosis are particularly susceptible to chest infection. It ’s important to find treatments for these infections and a Cochrane Review from Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis examines the evidence for the use of antibiotics. Nikki Rowbotham, respiratory paediatrician, who is based in the East Midland in the UK and one of the authors of the June 2023 update of the re view, tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Amantadine and rimantadine to prevent and treat influenza A in children and the elderly
The Library contains several reviews of treatment for people with influenza and, one of these, published in November 2014, looks at the evidence for amantadine and rimantadine. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Is magnesium sulphate for women at risk of preterm birth better than placebo for protecting their babies' brains?
There are many Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews of interventions to prevent health problems in babies that are born early. One of these was updated in April 2024, looking at the evidence on the effects of receiving magnesium sulphate prior to early birth. Lead author, Emily Shepherd from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide in Australia tells us about the latest findings in this podcast, with a focus on the prevention of cerebral palsy. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 20, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Does shared decision-making help women when making decisions about whether or not to participate in breast cancer screening?
Adding to the Cochrane Reviews of screening for breast cancer, a new review was published in May 2024 looking at the research into shared-decision making for this screening. In this podcast, Dr. Marleen Kunneman from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and Mayo Clinic in the US talks with lead author Dr. Paula Riganti from Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina about the review and its findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 20, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions to prevent obesity in children aged 5 to 18 years old
Since 2002, Cochrane has maintained a series of reviews on interventions to prevent obesity in children and young people. The sixth update, focusing separately on those aged 5 to 11 and 12 to 18 years of age, was published in April 2024. We asked one of the authors, Francesca Spiga from Bristol Medical School in the UK to tell us about the importance of the reviews and the latest findings and she prepared this podcast, which was recorded using ElevenLabs. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Zinc for the prevention and treatment of the common cold
Many of us experience the nuisance of having a common cold, and a variety of interventions have been suggested to prevent or treat it. One of these is zinc and a new Cochrane Review, published in May 2024, looks at the evidence. Here ' s the first author, Daryl Nault from Maryland University of Integrative Health in the USA to tell us what the review found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Do psychosocial treatments help people with stimulant use disorder?
In February 2024, we published the first update of the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol review of psychosocial treatments for people with stimulant use disorder. Here ' s lead author, Silvia Minozzi from the Lazio Regional Health Service in Rome Italy to tell us about the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 10, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Perceptions and experiences of the prevention, detection and management of postpartum haemorrhage: a qualitative evidence synthesis
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group produced more than 650 Cochrane Reviews after its establishment as the first Cochrane Review Group, 30 years ago. Several relate to postpartum haemorrhage, and these were added to in November 2023, with a new review of qualitative research, which was also supported by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group. In this podcast, Martha Vazquez Corona, talks with corresponding author Meghan Bohren, head of the Gender and Women ’s Health Unit at the University of Melbourne in Australia, about this qualitative evidence synthesis and its findings. (Source: Podcas...
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 10, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Does respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccination during pregnancy reduce RSV-related hospitalisations in infants?
Pregnant women are sometimes given vaccines to help protect the health of their babies after birth, with Cochrane reviews examining the evidence on this for, for example, pneumococcal disease and hepatitis B. In May 2024, we published a new addition, looking at RSV vaccination. In this podcast, review authors, Emily Phijffer and Odette de Bruin, medical doctors and PhD students in respectively, Pediatrics and Obstetrics at the Wilhelmina Childrens Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands, talk about their findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

What are the benefits and risks of health literacy interventions for migrants?
Patient understanding can be key to the successful use of many of the interventions for which there are Cochrane Reviews and, in November 2023, we published a review that might help with this. Here are two of the authors, Angela Aldin from Cochrane Haematology and Annika Baumeister from the University of Bonn, both in Germany, to talk about the findings of that review looking at interventions for improving health literacy in migrants. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Can psychosocial interventions reduce antipsychotic medication in care home residents?
Alongside its many reviews of possible treatments for dementia, the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group produced reviews relevant to other aspects of the care of people with dementia. In this podcast, Tanja Richter talks with Julia L ühnen (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Clinical Nursing Science, Berlin, Germany) about the August 2023 update of the 2012 review of psychosocial interventions for reducing the use of antipsych otic medicines for people with dementia living in care homes. (Source: Podcasts f...
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 11, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

What are the benefits and risks of different corticosteroid treatments delivered intravenously for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in infants born prematurely?
The question of whether and how to treat preterm infants with postnatal corticosteroids for the management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which is a chronic lung problem due to prematurity, has been a neonatologist ' s quandary for decades. In August 2023, Cochrane Neonatal published a network meta-analysis on the use of postnatal corticosteroids for its prevention. In this podcast, Roger Soll of Cochrane Neonatal, talks with the lead author Susanne Hay, an attending neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US, about her team ' s work. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions that will increase and sustain the uptake of vaccines in low- and middle-income countries
Immunisation is a key component in the prevention of illness and the Cochrane review of interventions to improve coverage of childhood immunisation in low- and middle-income countries was updated for the second time in December 2023. We asked lead author, Angela Oyo-Ita from University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, to tell us about the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 27, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Is shock wave treatment better than surgical procedures for removing kidney stones?
Among the Cochrane Reviews of treatments to help patients with kidney stones, our review comparing shock wave treatment with surgery was updated for the second time in August 2023. Here ' s lead author, Vasun Setthawong from Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand to tell us about the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 27, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Admission avoidance hospital at home
Two of the Cochrane Reviews that investigate different ways to deliver health and social care services look at the qualitative and quantitative research into a strategy called hospital at home. In this podcast, Roses Parker, Cochrane ’s Commissioning Editor talks with lead author of the March 2024 qualitative evidence synthesis of implementing hospital at home, Jason Wallis, a physiotherapist and researcher at Monash University in Australia, and Sasha Shepperd, researcher at Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford in th e UK who led the Cochrane review of the quantitative effects of admission avoidance hospital at...
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 27, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts