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  • Cochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.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...
    May 23 2018
  • In this blog for all those involved in clinical trials, Katie Gillies and Derek Stewart, from the PRioRiTy II group, highlight the need for the identification of a national research agenda on retention to clinical trials developed and prioritised by all relevant stakeholders.What do we know about the best ways to keep people involved in clinical...
    May 18 2018
  • Shaun Treweek, Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen, points a finger at the thin evidence base for trial process decision-making and highlights a new funding initiative from the National Institute for Health Research that will help.There are many things that need to be considered when making a decision about...
    May 17 2018
  • Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK blogs about new Cochrane evidence on the safety and effectiveness of HPV vaccination for women to prevent cervical cancer and precancer.New Cochrane evidence published yesterday shows that vaccinating young women against human papilloma virus (HPV) does, as hoped, reduce the risk of cervical lesions (‘...
    May 10 2018
  • Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also...
    May 9 2018
  •  Every year Cochrane awards members of its community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, as well as recognizing contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. The prizes and awards are typically presented at...
    May 4 2018
  • This year World Asthma Day is on 1 May. This annual event, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. On this page you will find a variety of resources based on evidence from Cochrane Reviews produced by Cochrane Airways.Find all of the Cochrane Reviews on...
    May 1 2018
  • On #WorldAsthmaDay, Emma Dennett from Cochrane Airways blogs about a workshop held to explore what matters to people with asthma, what asthma control means to them, and to identify topics for Cochrane Reviews. You can find a round-up of Cochrane evidence on asthma here.My hunch was that all you had to do was talk to people over a...
    May 1 2018
  • Recently the Cochrane Review groups were invited to take part in a competition. They were presented with a hypothetical scenario and a task. These are described below, along with the winning entries.Below is a description of two common situations in Cochrane Reviews. The data relate to "The effect of ‘Toveylol’ (a fictious intervention) on...
    April 30 2018
  • In this blog, Kit Byatt (KB), a recently retired geriatrician, and Sarah Chapman (SC), from Cochrane UK, reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether having a test and a treatment offered would be in her best interests.SC:Marian is an 84 year old, living in sheltered accommodation and enjoying reasonable health,...
    April 27 2018

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