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  • 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.
    July 24 2015
  • 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) containing up to 20 separate call topics.The...
    July 23 2015
  • 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 paralysis of the facial nerve and there are also...
    July 17 2015
  • 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 why people may develop clots. These are...
    July 16 2015
  • 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 consistency across all Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs)...
    July 13 2015
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    July 13 2015
  • Atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) is a common skin condition that can have a big impact on the quality of life of both children and adults. I’ve been there, managing it for myself and for my children. We’ve been through wet wraps, preparations to put in the bath and to wash with; we’ve read about animals called Itchy and Scratchy who are supposed...
    July 10 2015
  • Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are at the core of evidence-based healthcare; they offer the fairest way of evaluating healthcare interventions, whether these interventions include medicinal products, devices or services. Thousands of RCTs are completed across the world every year, providing us with evidence that allows us to draw conclusions...
    July 10 2015
  • Define the followingA) BiasB) Attrition BiasC) Detection BiasIntroductionBias. A word that is so commonly uttered and everyone knows what it means. But if I were to ask you to specifically define the term – many people would struggle despite their understanding of the concept. In this blog, I hope to shine some light on the subject.A) ...
    July 9 2015
  • That Lego person, alone in a crowd, was me last week. I was at a conference, with four objectives. To deliver a talk; to hear about other people’s work; to share what I was hearing with others on Twitter (virtual participants) and to network. I had no intention of networking in person, or not much, my hearing loss making that pretty much...
    July 3 2015

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