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  • Data mining is the process by which large-scale data sets are examined in order to find previously unknown links between different variables. It has developed as a research tool in response to the increasing power and capabilities of computers and technology over the last few decades, which allow … Read more
  • Systematic reviews are at the cornerstone of evidence-based medicine and healthcare. They give us the opportunity to combine data in order to improve consistency of results demonstrated in randomised controlled trials, and therefore contribute to clinical decision making. Systematic … Read more
  • Fresh from a Pilates class, I’ve looked at the new Cochrane evidence on Pilates for low back pain and asked Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher Jane Callaway to explain more about Pilates and to share her thoughts on the evidence.
    I went to my first Pilates class in over a decade last … Read more
  • Blogshots give us the opportunity to share a bit more information about a Cochrane review on social media. If you like our blogshots and would like to use them, you can! We are saving them in our blogshot archive, here. … Read more
  • The Heath Technology Assessment (HTA) commissioned workstream from the national Institute for Health Reseach (NIHR), commissions research proposals that address specific topics or themes, as identified by the HTA boards and panels. There are three rounds a year (opening March, July and October) … Read more
  • We organize an Annual Symposium for all our networks, including UK- & Ireland-based Cochrane Contributors, students, charities, patient advocates, and other interested groups.
    The Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2016 will be held at the Studio in Birmingham on 15th & 16th March 2016. We … Read more
  • Imagine how frightening it would be to wake up one day, unable to move one side of your face. This is generally how Bell’s palsy announces itself, without warning. It affects about one in 60 people aged 15 to 40, with an even split between the sexes. It’s not certain what causes this … Read more
  • What is a DVT?Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that results in a clot forming in your veins. Most commonly these clots develop in the veins of leg, but can actually form in any vein in the body. Rudolf Virchow, a German physician from the 1800’s, came up with three categories of … Read more
  • Cochrane Reviews are seen as exemplifying best practice in the quality of both their conduct and reporting. To maintain this position we need to improve and maintain the quality of our output as standards and  expectations for systematic reviews increase generally; we also need to ensure … Read more
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