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  • 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
  • We are delighted to introduce the new Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) new Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Dr Neil O’Connell. Dr Neil O’Connell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel University, London, UK. He is the author of 16 Cochrane Reviews and has been a PaPaS Editor since 2015. He...
    January 13 2020
  • In this interview we asked authors Dr Laurence Le Cleach and Emilie Sbidian to tell us more about this Cochrane Living Systematic Review: Systemic pharmacological treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis, network meta analysisTell us about this Cochrane Review...Psoriasis is a frequent inflammatory skin disease affecting between 2 and 8% of the...
    January 10 2020
  • Su Min Lai and Laura Tan took home the  Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award in a poster competition at the annual conference of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry.Su Min and Laura were the only undergraduate students to verbally present, and were the youngest presenters at the conference, making their...
    December 23 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 called...
    December 16 2019
  • Psoriasis is a common skin problem and there are several Cochrane Reviews of various ways to treat it. These were added to in July 2019 with the publication of a new review on the potential benefits of lifestyle changes. We asked Professor Ching-Chi Chi from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan Taiwan to tell us what they found.Psoriasis is...
    November 28 2019
  • Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Practice’ series collects stories about clinical professionals using Cochrane evidence - the everyday...
    November 20 2019
  • Cochrane Skin are looking for a team to take on one of their high-priority reviews entitled 'Topical treatments for eczema: a network meta-analysis'.The protocol was published in 2018 (view here) and they are looking for a new team to undertake the review, either alone or in collaboration with the team who wrote the protocol. Cochrane Skin...
    October 22 2019

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