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  • Catch up on the latest news and blogs from Evidently Cochrane in the August newsletter: http://eepurl.com/buQVv5
    August 7 2015
  • UCL Institute of Health InformaticsTrial search Co-ordinatorPart Time : 29.2 hours per week (80%FTE)The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,353 to £40,313 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Allowance.The Trial Search co-ordinator will contribute to the publication of systematic reviews in the Field of heart...
    August 4 2015
  • Find out more about the 2015 John Maddox Prize and catch up on the latest blogs from Students 4 Best Evidence, here.
    July 31 2015
  • Data mining is the process by which large-scale data sets are examined in order to find previously unknown links between different variables. It has developed as a research tool in response to the increasing power and capabilities of computers and technology over the last few decades, which allow far larger amounts of data to be simultaneously...
    July 28 2015
  • Systematic reviews are at the cornerstone of evidence-based medicine and healthcare. They give us the opportunity to combine data in order to improve consistency of results demonstrated in randomised controlled trials, and therefore contribute to clinical decision making. Systematic reviews can be used in many different fields, but the...
    July 24 2015
  • Fresh from a Pilates class, I’ve looked at the new Cochrane evidence on Pilates for low back pain and asked Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher Jane Callaway to explain more about Pilates and to share her thoughts on the evidence.I went to my first Pilates class in over a decade last night. It reminded me that signing up for a class can...
    July 24 2015
  • 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

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