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  • In this blog, Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor and review author Helen Handoll talks about new evidence that exercise prevents falls in older people and what it might mean for her mother and others like her.With my mother, the opportunities for falling abound. True, she has given up climbing ladders.  Otherwise, an active life with a...
    February 1 2019
  • IntroductionRandomized controlled trials (RCTs) can be subject to different kinds of bias. Cochrane’s Risk of Bias tool, outlined in chapter 8 of the Cochrane Handbook (version 5.1), is a commonly used way to assess RCTs for bias. We can classify the biases listed by this tool in the following manner:Selection bias (due to inadequate...
    January 25 2019
  • In this blog, Beatriz Goulao, a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, shares news of the latest evidence on routine scale and polish and dental check-ups, and reflects on the more complicated story that emerges when finding out what people value.I had my first scale and polish when I was 26. Having moved to Scotland to start a new job, I...
    January 25 2019
  • “Inspiring innovation – ensuring quality”We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford for our Annual Symposium 2019, which is a joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland event. This Symposium is an opportunity for us to come together as a Cochrane community to share knowledge and creative ideas for producing and sharing best...
    January 22 2019
  • In this blog, Lynda Ware, our Senior Fellow in General Practice, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on different treatments for wrist fractures in children. A recent conversation in the office revealed the diversity of childhood wrist fractures and the different ways there are of treating them. I won the award for having the most...
    January 18 2019
  • "What are systematic reviews?"If you’re a Cochrane contributor and have ever attempted to explain Cochrane’s work to someone, chances are you’ve tried to answer this question. And if you’re reading this because you’re new to Cochrane and the work we do, you may be wondering about this too.Thanks to a team of creative colleagues from Cochrane...
    January 16 2019
  • In this blog for a non-medical audience, Alastair Lamb, Senior Fellow in Robotic surgery and Consultant Urologist at Oxford University Hospitals, and Altan Omer, Pelvic GU-Oncology fellow, look at the evidence for use of PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis & Levitra) for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery.What is the problem?Some...
    January 10 2019
  • The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to identify and prioritise the Top 10 unanswered questions or evidence uncertainties that they agree are the most important. The JLA would like...
    January 10 2019
  • Join us on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 8pm (GMT). @CochraneUK, @Students4BE  and @SarahChapman30 are co-hosting a tweetchat with @WeStudentNurse, an online community of student nurses. Tweetchats are conversations, held over Twitter, which explore a particular topic. Anyone is welcome to join in and contribute...
    January 10 2019
  • Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
    January 3 2019

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