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  • Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves.These workers may be especially at risk when...
    September 18 2020
  • Many people experience pain that lasts more than three months that is neither cancer‐related nor a headache. The search for a diagnosis and pain relief is often long and can be discouraging.  In this interview, lead author of the recently updated Cochrane Review Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding...
    August 31 2020
  • A ‘Split Body Trial’ refers to when randomization of interventions takes place within individuals, with different interventions being applied to different body parts (e.g. to the two eyes or to teeth in the two sides of the mouth).In November 2019, the MOSS Network held a Web-Clinic in which Tanya Walsh and Helen Worthington discussed...
    July 17 2020
  • In November of 2019, Roses Parker, the MOSS Network Support Fellow, began a prioritisation project, modelled on a similar process undertaken in the Cancer Network. The ultimate aim of prioritisation is to ensure MOSS evidence is of utmost relevance to end users.The purpose of this project was: To enable the Network Team to better understand...
    June 17 2020
  • In 2019, Cochrane launched the CRG Networks Innovation Fund to support projects that lead to harmonization of processes of review production and/or editorial procedures and improvements in content or quality across the CRG Networks and the Cochrane Library. Our project aims to provide guidance on the optimal management of pain as an endpoint in...
    June 3 2020
  • This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded...
    May 25 2020
  • he COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure or reduction of dental services across the world. Now, attention is focused on planning the re-opening and restructuring of dental services.To support decision making, a group led by Professors Jan Clarkson and Craig Ramsay conducted a rapid review of internationally produced guidance for re-opening...
    May 11 2020
  • As a common skin disease, acne vulgaris affects the physical, mental, and social well-being of millions of adolescents and young adults. A wide range of treatments for acne vulgaris are available, and topical BPO has been recommended as a priority therapy to be used alone or combined with other topical or oral treatments, depending on acne...
    March 17 2020
  • Today Cochrane has released a new Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures.This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions...
    March 4 2020
  • People with fibromyalgia have persistent, widespread body pain and there are more than 30 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might help them. In September 2019, a new review was added to the Cochrane Library, studying the effects of flexibility exercise training. We asked its lead author, Soo Kim from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada,...
    February 20 2020

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