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  • In this blog for surgeons and anyone about to undergo surgery, Christina Uwins, Senior Research Fellow in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on stitches that go under the skin (subcuticular) for skin closure and asks what is the best way to close your skin?Skin closure can be performed in many ways and often...
    May 18 2020
  • Sarah Chapman blogs about the latest Cochrane rapid review produced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the evidence on convalescent plasma as a possible treatment for COVID-19.With an urgent need for evidence to help those making health decisions in these unparalleled times, one of the things Cochrane is doing in response...
    May 15 2020
  • In this blog for parents and health care professionals, Siobhan McCormack, a Paediatric Specialist Registrar, reviews the latest Cochrane evidence on idiopathic toe walking and explores the role of treatment.Idiopathic toe walking involves healthy children who persist in walking on their toes beyond the point they should typically...
    May 14 2020
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019 and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Currently there are more than 3,517,...
    May 7 2020
  • In this blog for women who get period pain, Puteri Zainuddin (ST1 Obstetrician and Gynaecology doctor) and Emily Carter (ST5 Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on exercise for period pain and explore the underlying evidence to support exercising to reduce painful cramping.Period pain, or...
    May 7 2020
  • May 4 2020
  • In the third blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Selena Ryan-Vig, Cochrane UK’s Communication and Engagement Officer, explores some cautionary examples which remind us that all treatments have potential harms. “Dangerous” and “irresponsible”. That’s how...
    April 30 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers from infections such as COVID-19 (coronavirus) and what influences them in how well they follow guidance for using it. We’re hearing a lot about personal protective equipment, or PPE, at the moment. Whilst reducing the...
    April 28 2020
  • In this blog for people with severe aortic stenosis and their families, cardiologists Dr Will Watson and Dr Harry Boardman look at the latest Cochrane evidence comparing two treatments for aortic stenosis in people with low surgical risk.What is aortic stenosis?Aortic stenosis is a condition where one of the valves which allows blood to flow...
    April 24 2020
  • The NIHR Complex Reviews Unit (CRSU) has offered to provide advice and analytical support for COVID-19 related evidence synthesis, in whatever way Cochrane authors consider appropriate, including support for Rapid Reviews and Living Systematic Reviews.Expertise within the CRSU include:Diagnostic test accuracy reviewsNetwork meta-...
    April 23 2020

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