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  • This January, we’re launching a new special series of blogs on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice. Each blog will highlight something important to consider when you’re faced with health claims. You can find all of the blogs here and on Twitter using the hashtag #OhReally.Bombarded with...
    January 22 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at two recent systematic reviews of the evidence on pet therapy for older people, including people with dementia, in care homes and day-care facilities.Mum has never been an ‘animal person’. Not really. So it surprised me that she was so delighted with the microwavable soft toy lamb I bought her a couple of years ago...
    January 14 2020
  • In a blog for health professionals, Dr Ven Gee LIM, Cardiology Registrar reviews the latest Cochrane Systematic Review on ‘Transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis in people with low surgical risk’ by Kolkailah et al [1].A brief history summarising the developments in the treatment...
    January 10 2020
  • In a blog for health professionals, Dr Ven Gee LIM, Cardiology Registrar reviews the latest Cochrane Systematic Review on the role of ‘Beta-blockers for suspected or diagnosed acute myocardial infarction’ by Safi et al [1].The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is dependent on the elevation of cardiac specific biomarkers such as...
    January 3 2020
  • Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making. Our mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing...
    January 2 2020
  • In a blog for people expecting or caring for a new baby, Sarah Chapman looks at some common concerns and tackles fads, fashions and hard evidence!When I was first left alone with my new baby (our first), husband back at work and Mum gone home, I had a letter from my Nan. She wrote: “You were in my thoughts so much on Monday – your first day alone...
    January 2 2020
  • Cochrane UK is delighted to have been awarded a Bronze Employer Award by Science Oxford, a charitable organization that aims to encourage the pursuit of careers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. The award comes after Lynda Ware, a former GP and one of Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellows in...
    January 2 2020
  • The joint Cochrane Ireland and Cochrane UK Symposium 2020 will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April 2020. The symposium is an annual event for all our networks, including UK- & Ireland-based Cochrane Contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other interested...
    December 18 2019
  • In this interview with review author Anjna Rani we learn more about the recently published review, Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema.Tell us about this Cochrane Review  This review looks at the evidence of treatments, such as antibiotics, antibacterial soaps/baths, to reduce a type of bacteria...
    December 17 2019
  • In an updated review, Cochrane authors have reviewed the evidence on the effect on death of using corticosteroids in children and adults with sepsis.Sepsis is present when an infection is complicated by organ failure. People develop rapid breathing, hypotension (low blood pressure), and mental confusion. Sepsis can interfere with the effectiveness...
    December 17 2019

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