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  • Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane Review on how useful signs and symptoms are for diagnosing COVID-19.
    July 8 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at evidence from Cochrane Reviews on central venous catheter (CVC) management in this blog for nurses.
    July 3 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at the evidence from a new Cochrane rapid review on the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19 and at other important considerations about the roll-out of testing.
    June 26 2020
  • Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests. The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The...
    June 25 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at a Cochrane rapid review on whether video calls can reduce loneliness in older people, at a time when many people are still unable to have face-to-face contact with others due to the Covid19 pandemic.
    June 18 2020
  • In a blog for parents/carers, Siobhan McCormack, a Paediatric Specialist Registrar, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on MMR vaccination and at guidance on vaccination during the current COVID19 pandemic.In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, getting your child’s routine vaccinations may be the last thing on your mind, or perhaps you...
    June 11 2020
  • In a blog for those supporting older people who are on multiple medications, including relatives, carers and health professionals, Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on approaches to help them take them as prescribed and also considers the importance of ‘careful and kind care’.As my mum declined with dementia, keeping on...
    June 9 2020
  • Journal Club #8 – Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:00-16:00 BST.You can read a summary of the journal club.Chair: Rebecca Gould @drrebeccagouldBecky is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Cochrane Trainees Advisory Group. She is a ST4 Speciality Registrar in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) based in Oxford, and previously worked as a GP for two years in...
    June 9 2020
  • June 2 2020
  • In the fourth blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Lynda Ware, a Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence and why it’s important not to mistake one for the other, with some examples from...
    May 29 2020


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