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  • 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
  • A recent study comparing low back pain systematic review abstracts to their full text was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Looking at 66 systematic reviews reserchers found that 80% of abstracts presented spin and inconsistencies when compared to their full text. 9 of the systematic reviews investigated were...
    September 10 2019
  • The Cochrane Review 'Screening for reducing morbidity and mortality in malignant melanoma' has been recently updated.  We talked to Cochrane  author  Karsten Juhl Jørgensen to learn what the latest evidence says and why it is important. Can you tell us about this Cochrane Review?We reviewed the evidence for the benefits and harms of...
    July 19 2019
  • Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.In this short film we focus on the Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network. This film introduces the...
    July 15 2019

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